Molehills into mountains ? Something like that , in any case I have been having a bit of fun playing in my sandbox . ( The bigger the kid , the bigger the sandbox required ) I love the shape of the newly reconfigured Mount Lonediver , Several different levels , sub peaks . Much more multi-dimensional .
Making mountains out of molehills .
Nice mountain! Are you going to plant a mini forest on it? Did you get a big toy for an early Christmas gift?
About halfway up its slope in the draw where the upper plateau is , water will be piped in to give the appearance of a spring emerging from the mountain trickling down for the start of lonediver creek . The montain is 7 to 8 feet tall at its peak , probably some 50 + feet across at its widest/longest point . ( keep that dirt biker out of here , piano wire makes for nice dirt biker deterrent )
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When the backhoe was here started on several more ( 3 more ) mounds out in my cactus patch area . Was out carving/shaping on them this morning . ( Yes , MaryE , the dirt and backhoe work was a present from my wife , I must be very naughty . This is the 2nd year in a row I've gotten dirt for Christmas . ) Some of the shaping this morning on one of the smaller mounds , to be called Twin peaks , what do you think ? Almost 5 feet tall , the taller peak will probably settle down to 4 foot or so . Will be decorated further with rocks and plants .
I think you need a pond right smack in the middle of that 1st mountain ☺
Now Fishie , eventually once I figure out how to line the interior of the " caldera " interior cone of the volcano . A permanent mountain/volcano lake/bird bath will be built on the inside . The desireable charecteristics for a bird bath are there .
In a open area with no high shrubbery close by so the birds will not be surprised by predators ( cats )
Elevated 4 to 5 feet . Will be very spacious allowing for small flocks if they desire .
It will be relative easy to pipe the interior for a drain for cleaning . Install a small solar pump to create a spray to circulate the water for cleanliness as well as moving water is a better attractant of birds .
So how do you like mount/lake Julie , Fishie ?
Hmmmm, mountain builder.
Best you make sure the mountain is just where you want it to be or you could become a reluctant "mountain mover".
Awesome work, awesome vision, Doug.
That will be great! I had a couple of solar fountains....hmmmmm....where did I put them?
wow! someone is having way too much fun. LOL did i miss something? so you're really building a mountain range?
Does'nt everybody ? Alma , where are you girl ? These people seem to be in disbelief that I am serious !
Again you make me look sane. Every time I see Lonediver, I say "Honey, come see what Lonediver is doing this time". That lets me off the hook when I am moving the house 3 feet North or whatever my new brain storm is at that minute. Merry Christmas everyone in Arizona and Southwest. We are suppose to get snow again late tonight. I will be running all over the neighborhood shaking the snow off the Sumacs. Actually neighbors have joined me after they saw what happened last week. Can you believe snow in Las Vegas two weeks in a row.
This brings to mind 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'. LoneDiver you will have to come join us in the Rocky Mountain Forum. Our first member from the LoneDiver chain is a very exciting event.
Here ya go. I started you off ^_^ http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/935858/
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Seems that there has been a lot of seimic activity around the world lately . Here is no exception .
If you look at the picture at Post #5930220 above all that bare expanse erupted here suddenly and the lonediver mountain range has greatly expanded . Where previously it occupied an area of 35 - 40 feet diameter at its base it is now 120 - 125 long .
Here is a pic of the wife standing in front of the old lonediver mountain peak ;
I see where Fishie was saying she needed a shoehorn to put in any more plants , well Fishie when you put in a bunch of diagonal surfaces you increase surface area by some 50% giving yourself more area to plant on . It is fun carving on this hunk of dirt creating pockets and ledges for future plantings . This new expanded mountain is now big enough to bury a small house . I really should have built a cave into it . Maybe next time .