Here’s SuzyQ’s fountain made from millstones and its accompanying wall; her four-year travail before arriving at this point was definitely one of the best stories I got from this post. The result certainly looks worth it to me! The basin for the fountain is buried—a stock tank—the water bubbles up through the millstones.
And here is a view of the school that will benefit from Vera Patrick’s educational hands-on landscaping project for special needs kids in Illinois. I should mention that Vera does all this as a volunteer. As far as I can tell from other images she sent, large foundation plantings have been removed so that the garden can be installed.
So, as you see, the “horrible” part of this is not to be taken too literally.