The Sculpture Garden

The lower gardens include a myriad of sculptures all tied to this place, all tied to the earth. They honor what once was, the dreams of what may come and the life connection of all that is.  Even under a blanket of snow their beauty and mystique radiate through.

Discarded slate tiles from the Pennsylvania German Bank barn.

Twisted rebar from the replaced one-lane bridge down the lane.

Slate lifted from the earth.

The Dreamer surrounded by the snow covered circuits of the labyrinth.

The energy of the pyramid pulsates through the snow.

The vines entwine calling to us to walk further down the path.

A Year in the Life of the Garden

The garden has matured as I have grown older. 

Old gardens have evolved as new ones emerge.

Plantings encourage new visitors while old friends come and go.

Yet I struggle with new-found freedoms.

Like the gardens I can jump boundaries and begin again. The garden embraces all that is new and all that is unplanned. 

Can I do the same? 

THE GARDENS IN 12 PHOTOGRAPHS

JANUARY 2018 the labyrinth in snow
JANUARY 2018 the labyrinth in snow

 

FEBRUARY 2018 Lyman Whitaker wind sculpture in snow
FEBRUARY 2018 Lyman Whitaker wind sculpture in snow

MARCH 2018 Winter aconite at the standing stone
MARCH 2018 Winter aconite at the standing stone

APRIL 2018 bowling ball garden
APRIL 2018 bowling ball garden

MAY 2018 daffodils near the road brought from the old house
MAY 2018 daffodils near the road brought from the old house

JUNE 2018 labyrinth and lower gardens
JUNE 2018 labyrinth and lower gardens

JULY 2018 summer rock garden
JULY 2018 summer rock garden

AUGUST 2018 new bowling ball sculpture
AUGUST 2018 new bowling ball sculpture

SEPTEMBER 2018 Cut and stacked fallen trees
SEPTEMBER 2018 Cut and stacked fallen trees

OCTOBER 2018 bowling ball garden in autumn
OCTOBER 2018 bowling ball garden in autumn

NOVEMBER 2018 the barn and berries
NOVEMBER 2018 the barn and berries

DECEMBER 2018 looking down at the labyrinth
DECEMBER 2018 looking down at the labyrinth

Intimate Spaces

 

Vegetable garden
Vegetable garden

A garden for a gardener is a reflection

Sitting area in the lower gardens
Seating area in the lower gardens

A reflection of who they are

potting shed in July
Potting Shed in July

Each bed is a piece of a puzzle once completed mirrors the gardener’s soul

Standing stone and hosta Whirlwnd
Standing stone and hosta Whirlwind

A piece of planned chaos – a piece of chromatic flora – a piece of neutral shades

Outside the back door
Outside the back door

 

Rain Garden behind home
Rain Garden behind home

 

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Come, walk the garden paths and meet me

The labryinth garden
The labyrinth garden

 

Looking down on  lower gardens
Looking down on lower gardens

 

Deer sculpture an way to lower gardens
Deer sculpture on way to lower gardens

 

Hosta Herifu and the pyramid
Hosta Herifu and the pyramid