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Photo Gallery: Yard of dreams

CAROL LOLLIS
I was driving on Damon Road in Northampton recently — on my way to a photo assignment in Amherst — when I noticed the lawn art for sale at Golden Harvest. My husband and I have never been ones for yard finery, mainly because we have three boys who have, over the years, filled our yard with their own kind of “art”: a homemade sandbox; plastic pools that ended up in holes in the yard from hours of playing with the hose; a succession of bats and balls (we gave up on a garden because the flowers kept getting hit by basketballs) and trampled grass — lots and lots of trampled grass. But now the boys are older so I’m wondering what’s to come. Gardens? Green grass? Lawn art?

CAROL LOLLIS I was driving on Damon Road in Northampton recently — on my way to a photo assignment in Amherst — when I noticed the lawn art for sale at Golden Harvest. My husband and I have never been ones for yard finery, mainly because we have three boys who have, over the years, filled our yard with their own kind of “art”: a homemade sandbox; plastic pools that ended up in holes in the yard from hours of playing with the hose; a succession of bats and balls (we gave up on a garden because the flowers kept getting hit by basketballs) and trampled grass — lots and lots of trampled grass. But now the boys are older so I’m wondering what’s to come. Gardens? Green grass? Lawn art? Purchase photo reprints »

I was driving on Damon Road in Northampton recently — on my way to a photo assignment in Amherst — when I noticed the lawn art for sale at Golden Harvest. My husband and I have never been ones for yard finery, mainly because we have three boys who have, over the years, filled our yard with their own kind of “art”: a homemade sandbox; plastic pools; holes created by hours of playing with the hose; a succession of bats and balls (we gave up on a garden because the flowers kept getting hit by basketballs) and trampled grass — lots and lots of trampled grass. But now the boys are older so I’m wondering what’s to come. Gardens? Green grass? Lawn art?

— Carol Lollis

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