I live outside of Boston, though I can’t say I am really a Red Sox fan – I hope my neighbors won’t make me leave for saying so. At least I am not a Yankees fan. But there is another reason (at least for me) to pay some of the highest ticket prices in baseball and that is to see the art of David Mellor, the head groundskeeper for Fenway. His work is featured in “Picture Perfect: Mowing Techniques for Lawns, Landscapes, and Sports”
David started the trend to make patterns in sports fields, but it is also practiced in home gardens, hotels, academic institutes, golf courses, raceways, farms and fields, and what about those mysterious ancient crop circles?
I call this “Ode to Mowing”
1. crop circleˇDora, 2. When Farmers Get Bored – 2008, 3. Shea Stadium, 4. The Infield at Chicagoland Speedway, 5. zen and the art of grass cutting, 6. Peterhouse Panorama, 7. Fair Pole, 8. cancer ribbon mowing pattern 2, 9. Baseball Field, 10. baseball field @ dusk, 11. Hammons Field – Cardinals playing Cardinals, 12. Field Geometry I, 13. Baseball Field, 14. Wheel, 15. US Cellular Field – June 6, 2008 – White Sox vs Twins, 16. Nasacars in the outfield!, 17. Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to the South!, 18. UWBS staff go to a Mariners baseball game, 19. Baseball at Turner Field, Atlanta, 20. Me and Simon at Coors Field, 21. PNC Park night and Pittsburgh skyline, 22. safeco field behind home plate, 23. BASEBALL FIELD in GERGIA ATLANTA, 24. baseball field – minute maid park, 25. Nat’s baseball field
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