|This is our little fountain garden with two varieties of salvia surrounding our fountain.|
There is a bubbler on top, four spouts for pouring and a shallow pool below.
Photo by Alamodeus.
We've seen some beautiful, yet simple fountains on our travels abroad. I particularly love the public fountains in France and Italy. My favorites are often simple copper faucets pouring delightful, cool water into a stone basin.
Beautiful iron escutcheon faucet (left) and Provençal water spigot (right.)
I guess I have always been drawn to water, even naming my company's first luxury body product line 'ACEQUIA.' The word is Spanish for aqueduct, and there are seven gravity-flow acequias in San Antonio covering over fifteen miles. These waterways, constructed by missionaries and Indians, brought life-giving water to the original Mission settlements, including The Alamo.
I've often thought I would like to see an acequia constructed on our property along our dry creek bed. I have saved the photo above to inspire its design with the water coming to rest in a shallow pool. There is an acequia similarly constructed, lined with concrete and stone, at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Ah, bliss!