An abandoned Atlanta school’s bathroom is slowly reclaimed by ivy and kudzu.
People leave, and nature returns.
This playground is located in an urban forest in Graz, Austria. It is reconstructed on a regular basis using fallen or felled timber from the surrounding forest.
Beautiful example of how light-touch construction with local materials can be fun and informative, helping people connect with the landscape.
Magnolia ‘Butterflies’ at Nymans Garden, West Sussex. It isn’t my favourite garden in the world, but there are some amazing mature specimen trees. This is a young tree, but I loved it’s understatedness, better and more springlike than some of the big blousy Magnolia’s.
Perfect sunshine, a stiff breeze and brilliant chalky whiteness at Birling Gap. Fear of loosing children under tonnes of falling chalk and a rising tide made the senses all the more heightened! A very British sunburnt picnic of sandwiches on uncomfortable pebbles followed.
Spring visit to Great Dixter, the garden of the late, great Christopher Lloyd. The house and grounds were restored and extended by Edward Lutyens in the Arts and Crafts style at the beginning of the 20th century. The way the garden is managed today reflects this style in that every element of the garden has been the subject of precise and accomplished horticultural craft. Even the most utilitarian objects and structures, like the compost heaps or the winter straw protection for the banana’s in the Exotic Garden, are made with such sympathy for materials and form that they are things of beauty.
visuallyoriented asked: I have been pouring over your entries and am so pleased to have found your site. All the best---and---Thank You.
Thanks very much! I try not to think about what other people think of my blog and try to see it as my personal notebook that happens to be public. It’s very nice to hear that you’ve enjoyed it though.