Can you find the driveway in this picture?

dsc_0004dsc_0010This very small urban property has a big idea about landscape.  The gravel driveway on the south is mirrored to the north by a grilling terrace, which becomes a walkway to the street.  The large sunken ellipse, edged in brick, is presided over by an old shagbark hickory, a young pin oak, and a vintage American birdbath.   This landscape is as beautiful as it is utilitarian. It is ample proof that no space is too small for a big design idea. Even on the next to the last day of the Michigan winter, its bare bones look good.

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