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Wednesday, 04 October 2017 13:57

Garden Narrative: 20's vs 50's

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Layers of narrative, below. At the front end of learning Garden Design professionally, mid-20's, this type of garden, below, equaled the type of home it fronted. At that front end, this garden was also too simple, too rigid, too formal, too bo
ring, too lacking. Oh my what 3 decades have wrought.

Pic, above, here.
Now I see the narrative of this garden as pure joy, wisdom and a proscenium for your life. Infinite scope for the imagination. Importantly, easy to maintain. No drama, your life, fully, enough.
More, a Garden Design for any era, any architecture.
"The best of life is life lived quietly where nothing happens but our calm journey thru' the day, where change is imperceptible and the precious life is everything.
-John McGahern".
Garden & Be Well, XO T
We are back from 10 days in Maine with a bit of Boston. Portland, Freeport, Kennebunkport, Bar Harbor and more.
One particular morning, staying at a B&B, still a private home built ca. 1880, on the shore in Bar Harbor, I arose early in excitement, knowing the coffee was awaiting, and exactly where I was going to sit and fully live. The owner was awake and about, and as I carried my coffee to the porch, an older gentleman, already sitting and fully living, with a great deep voice said, "Good morning." I replied in kind. We two continued our full living in the greatest of silence, that symphony of Nature and ocean.
An hour passed, the owner came outside to ask if we were ok. The gentleman replied, "We are sharing a deep companionable silence." She left. We continued that deep companionable silence. A few minutes later Beloved arrived, soon breakfast would be served and the day had begun its new threads. "Take joy", Tasha Tudor signed off with. Yes, indeed.
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Early morning view, Bar Harbor, Shore Path Cottage.

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