CREATING A PATH

There are two choices when creating a path.

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Curved paths create mystery, one cannot see the end.

Straight paths, on the other hand, require a focal point to stop the eye.

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Above, a reinforced focal point. The tree is the main focal point reinforced by the urn and plinth.

photo taken on recent speaking engagement in Ft. Worth TX.

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LANDSCAPE AT ITS BEST!

Every so often one looks with new eyes at a familiar scene. I can’t say how many times I have visited with my friend Lyndy Broder of Clematis fame; but  this visit was different. 

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Perhaps because the deciduous magnolias were putting on a show of shows or perhaps the trees she planted have finally reached a size  in scale with the lake. One thing is  certain; this scene will continue to gain in stature.

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THIS is Landscape, at its best!

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When her home was built on a pasture there was not a tree in sight. The deal she struck with her husband gave her a free hand to plant. This is the result.

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This may very well be the first visit where I was not distracted by the profusion of clematis in bloom!