Might be a Colette Stall - French fashion magazine, Art, Gout, Beaute sometime in the probably 1924 or when white was having a major fashion moment. The little touches of red and blue help keep her from blending in with the snow.
Gravel instead? Think of growing a yard this way: mostly gravel (and no sprinklers) but instead wide-spreading plants that can have water efficient water-dripper systems installed.
Chalet with stunning view in the French Alps Les Arcs Magnifique chalet de vacances Savoyard Décoration architecture intérieur et mobilier de montagne Savoie et Haute Savoie. Manu Reyboz photographe Savoie architecture design interieur | Manu Reyboz - Photography