May 14, 2023 | The Agony and the Ecstasy

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Friends and neighbors:

Happy spring!

That was to be the gist of this post, which was simply going to urge you to take a stroll along Fountain Walk soon, to enjoy the amazing array of plants that neighbor Wendy Wells has painstakingly and lovingly installed and tended over the past several years along the lower walk. Many are in bloom right now, and the mix of colors and foliage is lovely. If you see Wendy out tending to this public garden, please stop and say hello. Here’s just one small stretch of the walk:

So that is the ecstasy half of this post. The agony? Another pointless and wasteful soaping of the Fountain at The Circle this weekend. We’ve said just about all we can say about this kind of thoughtless act in previous posts. You can see them here, here and here. We like to think some of this is sinking in with those tempted to perpetrate this kind of petty but harmful vandalism, but apparently not sufficiently.

So as a public service and a time-saver for all would-be small-time vandals, here is an image of the fountain as it appears after soap is added.

Save yourself some time and trouble and just post this image to your social media rather than go to all the trouble of soaping the fountain yourself. It looks exactly like this every time. So no one will be the wiser, and we’ll never tell. It’s a win-win.

And it will leave you time to take a leisurely stroll along Fountain Walk, where spring is in bloom.

— Board of Directors, Friends of the Fountain and Walk

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1 Comment

  • Barbara says:

    I hope that the evil people who add soap to the fountain are caught and punished…and here is my suggestion: Have them scrub the fountain and then pour soapy water down their throats and into their eyes!

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