BILOWZ ASSOCIATES INC. is an award winning landscape architectural design firm with a proven philosophy: "Creating Design with Harmony & Balance."
Our company blog, Annie's Gardening Corner, takes a sneak peek at how we balance our own love for everything green + a place to find inspiration, garden ideas and landscape design tips.

To browse our award winning landscape design portfolios, click on our company website at WWW.BILOWZASSOCIATES.COM

Friday, August 14, 2009

Practice the Art of Sauntering

Edwin Way Teale, Circle of the Seasons eloquently states why we often miss out on our surroundings. Simply put, he notes, “It takes days of practice to learn the art of sauntering. Commonly we stride through the out-of-doors too swiftly to see more than the most obvious and prominent things. For observing nature, the best pace is a snail’s pace.”

This weekend, take the time to saunter through your garden. Appreciate the moments that unfold as you meander through your vegetable patch or capture the last blooms of the summer flowers. Make your mental notes for future chores. If you slow down, there isn’t enough time to discover and uncover all the items on your to-do list. Something distracts your attention and you find yourself absorbed in what is around you.

Sauntering is a great way to reenergize your creative thoughts and get a broad perspective on what is happening in your backyard. It may not increase your cardiovascular heart rate but it certainly doubles your appreciation for all your hard work. What else are weekends for? Relax and enjoy the last lazy weekends of summer.

No comments:

About Me

My photo

Check in for your daily share's worth of garden inspiration, landscape architecture and design tips; always original, not cookie cutter and copied. Just like our design work, we strive for unique! We invite you to contact Bilowz Associates, Inc., or to browse our portfolios. Like our Facebook follow on Twitter or subscribe to the blog to receive posts daily via email or a feed. You can follow with visuals on Pinterest and find us on LinkedIn and Houzz, too.  You can also find us back on our Google+ Business Page. (Landscape architects/Landscape Design/serving Massachusetts and New England.) Visit our landscape architectural design firm's website where creating design with balance and harmony is our story.

© 2009

© 2009 Ann St. Jean-Bilowz/Bilowz Associates Inc. (including all photographs, unless otherwise noted in Annie's Gardening Corner are the property of Bilowz Associates Inc. and shall not be reproduced in any manner nor are they to be assigned to any third party without the expressed written permission and consent of Bilowz Associates Inc.)