But that does not get me down! I have cool book recommendations from daedala! I have a possible design contact from sraun!
I spent most of last night looking at Japanese gardens. This site in particular was cool; I like their method of laying out the various photos of the gardens so you get an idea of how the pieces relate to each other.
The current grand plan involves putting a Zen-like garden in the back corner of my yard with the "dry landscape" water feature turning into a gravel stream running along the fence with my neighbor. Also in this corner I want a sitting place that I could share with others; a place to chat, relax, enjoy a cup of tea. A part of that sitting place would be an outdoor fireplace to keep off the chill or early spring, late fall or mild winter nights.
All this on line perusing has kept me too busy/excited to put on my iPod headphones and zone out while at work. So where I usually have some music running, I've been just concentrating on this idea/toy. Weird.