The moon, the sky and the Cedar of Lebanon at Mt. Auburn Cemetery
a Japanese Maple in warmth
Sedum 'Autumn Joy' with Rosa 'Chuckles'
A golden pool of light in the neighboring field
Let there be light
The play of shadow and light on Datura
and the heavens raise your spirits, glory and joy
May your gardens jitterbug in warm breezes laughing with ease and abandon in this moment, in all seasons, for each child, for joy, for life. - W.M. Paquette
Light. The ever changing quality of light. Shadow... Bright... Golden... Soft... Stark... Warm... So many qualities shifting with every minute of every day. No two days, indeed, no two moments are exactly alike. Shadow. Light.
The play of light and shadow adds another dimension to the garden experience, one to embrace and enjoin. When experiencing, viewing and reveling in your gardens notice the play of light and shadow on the more exposed parts and how the recesses, the negative space in this painting create a tension while defining detail in this fleeting picture. Soft morning light, brilliant in midday mellows to warm prior to dusk when shadows grow long. The garden which is slowy ever-changing grows in complexity as it alters a multiplicity of times over and over again in the course of a single day in the play of shadow and light upon it.
This is part of the enthralling joy, a way to deepen your appreciation of the natural world. Incorporating this element in the way you see and feel your gardens, your landscapes will only enhance the depth of your experience, enrich the beauty and touch your soul. The dimension of light.
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