Thursday, February 11, 2016

"When words become unclear...."

Getting away from both politics and astrology for a moment - some beautiful photographs of gardens and other scenic delights:

Some of those splendid gardens reminded me of visits Anyjazz and I took to some "stately homes" and gardens close to where I lived in England. Most of the photographs we took have become buried under mounds of later photos and linger in digital dark dungeons. I found these strays among my own files, they were taken in parts of the gardens of a splendid old stately home, must've been in the spring of 2004. A chess board had been added to the lovely gardens for additional amusement; and a maze. Clicking on the photographs might produce clearer versions.

QUOTE: “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” ~ Ansel Adams


Bob said...

Anyjazz can talk to pigeons? Dr. Doolittle would like to meet him.

Ain't nature bootiful?

Twilight said...

Bob ~ LOL! Well - I guess it was Pidgin English - that's what you get from an American in England. ;-)

mike said...

Ah, gardens, formal or informal, are a much needed respite for humans, and provide homes and territory for so many other creatures. The entirety of my front yard is planted in xeriscape, with self-seeding annuals, perennials, shrubbery, and small trees, each providing their seasonal nuance of flowers and-or fruits, blending into a collage of joie de vivre, particularly with the added birds, bees, butterflies, et al. Even at this time of year, there are many blooms: morning glory bush, red sage, dill weed, cacti, aloe & other succulents, jatropha, coreopsis, butterfly weed, ruellia. The lemons and tangerines hanging on the trees lend a dazzle or two, though I'm slowly harvesting and have given many to neighbors and shipped some to KS...the citrus trees will be blooming around the first week of March, scenting the air with an intoxicating fragrance and keeping many bees very busy. Nothing better than to drink hot coffee on the front porch as the sun rises, entertained by the sights and sounds of nature...with a backdrop (backdrip!) of urban machinations.

Twilight said...

mike ~ Sounds idyllic! We have nothing comparable, sad to say, but we do have a nice view from our kitchen window, of big trees and a pasture beyond our back yard. Changing colours and shapes are a treat to watch as the seasons turn. We used to see wild turkeys regularly waddling through, and an occasional deer, but not recently. I think the drought sent them farther afield and though the drought's over, they haven't returned.

We have a front porch but don't ever sit out on it - nothing to see but the houses/yards next door and opposite, Our back porch had been closed in by some previous owner for purposes of giving their dog a home, or so we supposed. It's well-windowed, and now houses book shelves and various other stuff that won't fit elsewhere. It's always either too hot or too cold in there for much lingering, (heat and air conditioning do not extend that far). :-)