When I work on real estate ads for the paper... and when I have the time (like today)... I browse through all of the photos of the houses for sale checking out their landscaping. The sidewalk entry of this first one caught my eye right away. I just didn't like the way they used the blocks with the bricks. ( photo / image / picture from cherylad's Garden ) Then I saw this second one and thought "now that's much better!" ( photo / image / picture from cherylad's Garden ) Of course... can't totally fault the homeowner or landscaper in the first one since there is no space between the wall and sidewalk (like in the second one) but I think they could have done something different/better. Okay... time for me to get back to work and quit playing virtual landscaper.