Southern Visit to Colorado

Submitted by Christi

My older sister, Tammy,  lives in Colorado. Her husband, Rich, along with his partner own RHA Landscape in Boulder. They do beautiful work and specialize in design/build projects. Today, for Outdoor Wednesday with Susan at A Southern Daydreamer, I thought I would share a few pics of his projects:

Wouldn't you love to sit here with a cup of coffee and a good book?

Wouldn't you love to sit here with a cup of coffee and a good book?

The posts and the steps leading to fountain are welcoming.

The posts and the steps leading to fountain are welcoming.

Maybe I just like places that look like a good place to relax.

Maybe I just like places that look like a good place to relax.


I think these steps are stunning!

And, these steps are charming.

And, these steps are charming.

This is so calming. It needs a frog!

This is so calming. It needs a frog!

Rich and his partner Mike are so talented, don’t you think? And, of course, Rich is a very smart man. He married my sister, Tammy, didn’t he?

Today’s Lagniappe: Tammy’s Butterfinger Ice Cream
I’ve posted a Butterfinger Ice Cream recipe before but Tammy’s is different. She says, she never uses milk for her homemade ice cream because it forms too many ice crystals. She always uses cream and half-and-half.

1 pint half-and-half
1 pint heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar (she uses Spenda and says it tastes splendid!)
1/4 tsp real vanilla extract (use the good stuff)
5 to 6 regular sized Butterfinger candy bars, crunched up

Bring the half-and-half and cream almost to a boil (when bubbles start form around the edges of the pan, you’re there). add sugar, vanilla and candy bars. Freeze in an ice cream freezer according to manufacturer directions.

I can personally attest to the yummy-ness of this one!

35 Responses to “Southern Visit to Colorado”

  1. Ivory Spring Says:

    My goodness – what beautiful landscapes!

    Thank you for visiting me and leaving the kind comment on my quilt.

  2. KBeau Says:

    I’ve got a client that is looking for a retaining wall, a set of steps and a water feature for the backyard. I’m going to have to take her that picture of the second set of steps.

  3. Eileen Says:

    Oh, my goodness, those are beautiful landscaping scenes! They do wonderful work! Exceptional talent! I love how natural everything looks!

  4. Sherry Says:

    OMG, this place is absolutely beautiful. What a peaceful place to sit and ponder a minute or two. Read a book or poetry? How about sharing a secret? Thanks so much for sharing. This is beautiful. What a wonderful Outdoor Wednesday post. Please stop by and say hi. Country Hugs, Sherry

  5. abeachcottage Says:

    wonderful pictures of these landscapes

    enjoyed my visit – happy outdoor wednesday


  6. Jadehollow Says:

    Wow Christi.. those are all amazing. I love that first one.. I could sit there all day.

  7. [email protected] Says:

    What beautiful work they do.. these are incredible. I’m hard pressed to pick a favorite.. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I’m anxious to try this.. Happy Outdoor Wednesday..hugs ~lynne~

  8. Denise Says:

    Beautiful pictures and amazing work they do. They all look so peaceful.

  9. Rhonda Says:

    What a difference a professional makes in landscapes! They are all just gorgeous.

  10. Terry Says:

    That is beautiful, all of it. Can you imagine having those steps…wow…beautiful

  11. Cass @ That Old House Says:

    That is stunning work, and stonework is HARD work! Really gorgeous. I love stone steps… beautiful!

  12. [email protected] Beach Lovers Place Says:

    Gorgeous and creative stone work!

  13. Caroline @FOREVER VINTAGE Says:

    Wow…they are so talented. They sure do know what they’re doing. I wish I could afford a landscaper to makeover my yard.

  14. Jeanne Selep Says:

    I would love a garden this beautiful. I don’t think I could afford the stone work, though. Any of it. I’d start with the reflecting pool, though. Beautiful! If anyone wants to put a project like these in my backyard for promotional photos, be my guest! I’m in Wisconsin…

  15. Marina Capano Says:

    What beautiful picture amazing work they do!


  16. Cindy Says:

    wonderful pics, they sure do fantastic work.

  17. [email protected] Says:

    What an awesome example of variation of steps! And you are totally right they are both wonderful.

    Its so nice to have handy people in the family just think what you could ask for for christmas? 🙂

    TTFN~~Claudia ♥

  18. Becky K. Says:

    I have to show these to my son. He is on his way to becoming a landscape designer.

    Beautiful work!!

    Becky K.

  19. Regina Says:

    A beautiful project.
    Great landscaped design.

  20. Regina Says:

    A beautiful project.
    Great landscaped design.
    (sorry for the wrong link above)

  21. Sue Says:

    Your BIL and his partner do some nice work. Looks as if his firm is capable of doing a wide variety of work. The stonework seems to be a specialty? Thanks for the recipe, I just bought an ice cream maker! 🙂 Sue

  22. Michelle Says:

    Oh how gorgeous. Our land looks so plain compared to that! He does great work.

    And that ice cream? Mmmmm yum! It’s going to be a challenge to NOT make it.

  23. Cindy S. Says:

    He does beautiful work, thanks for such wonderful pics. Hugs ~cindy s~

  24. Mary Says:

    He does, indeed, do wonderful work. I especially liked the long, rectangular water feature.

  25. Giovanna Says:

    How pretty! I love the picture with the pergola.
    The steps look pretty too , till it rains and then they’re probably treacherous!

  26. Donna Says:

    The landscapes are stunning!:)

    Donna Marie

  27. Justine Says:

    Happy OW! Wow, they are both so talented. What beautiful work they’ve done!

    Justine 😮 )

  28. RobinfromCA Says:

    Those landscapes are just beautiful! My nieces husband is in school to be a landscape architect – it’s nice to see the possibilities of an established professional like your brother!

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
    [email protected] Thoughts

  29. Ann Messick Says:

    Just beautiful! I LOVE all of them especially the lily pond!!! I want one!

  30. Christine Says:

    Oh wow! I wish God gave us a little bit of their talents when he spread it…LOL! They are really talented. These are gorgeous!….Christine

  31. Pauline Says:

    What a great place to rest and relax

  32. jeanne Says:

    Awesome landscape projects. He is so talented. The projects all lean toward calm and peacefulness. Just beautiful.

    Have a happy outdoors day.


  33. Beth at Aunties Says:

    Oh my word,
    These landscapes are so gorgeous! What a grat job to work outdoors each day and continually beautify.
    Our son just moved to Colorado. Maybe when he makes his millions 🙂 he will call your bil to beautify their home. These truly are impressive.

    Loved it all!

  34. Blond Duck Says:

    Popped in to say hi!

  35. Joyce Says:

    Lovely walkway.
    Joyce M

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