Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Not much on plants, but it’s a cool water feature. Water enters at its highest point and travels down steps, rocks gently, picks up momentum with jets, babbles a bit, air bubbles are introduced, goes over waterfalls, swirls, slides under bridges, flows over carved stone, sluices through channels wide and narrow. Ends in a small reflecting pool. Tumultuous & serene, rocky & elegant, free-flowing & constricted, reserved & splashy. A tasteful and subtle reminder.Favorite thing: It stands out from all the other memorials, considering how ornate and over -the-top memorials in England are. Hard to photograph in total though.
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This is a "gently used" post from my old blog for in another blog software originally posted in December 2007. Slowly I'm posting past posts here. Sorry if you read this before.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
While in the German city of Augsberg, we passed by this graveyard (no, we weren't whistling). At first it looked like there were flowers and plants around the graves - but it turned out to be full-scale landscaping, with foundation plants, perennials and annuals! Every plot in the cemetery had these great little landscaped "plots." Each one was different.
I can only assume that surviving family members keep up with the plantings - because they have clipped hedges, thriving annuals, clean beds, most were weeded. I don't want to think about what fertalizes them.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
This was on Lake Königssee, a pristine lake in the Alps in the most southeastern part of Bavaria in the Berchtesgaden park area of Germany. The nearest large city is Salzberg, Austria, only a 20-minute ride north from here.