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Friday, February 24, 2012

Pay Attention to Nature’s Story

Frank Lloyd Wright, the influential American Architect once professed that if you “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” Those most sacred outdoor spaces we create and design for enjoyment and pleasure in our own properties often contain elements and structural attributes derived from nature. One must confess to his or her obsession with stone and its raw beauty if angular shapes in the woods, the mountainsides or the jagged coastline simply fascinate you. Having this sharp eye also defines what make stone and hardscape convincing when it is maneuvered by man’s own hand.

As Linda Hogan, a Native American poet explains, “There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.” 

Top Image of a reflective moment in nature by Ann Bilowz
Japanese Garden image with stone elements from the internet
Bottom Image of Ben and a natural stone sculpture by Ann Bilowz
P.S. If you were paying attention to Wednesday's post, you  might recognize that photo with Ben.

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