My husband, Jevon, is a highly creative person. Though I am positive the world would be a better place with movies and books he would write, for now it is elevated by his current profession. (Pun intended) He is extremely generous and understanding with my need to be creative in all things. When I designed our backyard and built the swiveling VW TV cabinet, he was ecstatic and now sits out there every evening. For 5 years he endured the 4-10 foot long planks from a demolished bowling alley called Kona Lanes in our garage until they became a bedroom furniture set for Trading Spaces and our one-of-a-kind mantel. So, when we decided to renovate our front yard I was happy he had discovered the inspiration for the showpiece of the design. He had seen a glow-in-the-dark pathway and wanted something similar for our home.
So, check out the process photos of one of my favorite projects of all time – The Milky Wave Pathway.
Special thanks to our landscape designer, John Lord, for his beautiful drought-resistant layout. I asked him to draw inspiration from my backyard and run with it. Also, special thanks to Rosalino, the demolition team, and the most talented and patient concrete team I have ever seen. Without all their hard work I could never have pulled off my Glowscape illustration of the Milky Wave. The photos are nice but in person I think our front yard is a dream come true. Not too much and not too little.
On a special note, RIP to the Ursula tree. The 53 year old yucca that held in it’s branches most of the children of our neighborhood. To honor my neighbor and pal, Dave, I waited until he passed to remove Ursula. You are both gone but not forgotten so the Milky Wave is in both your memories.