Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Light Fantastic

When I was a young and impressionable college student my friends and I would travel on some kind of hiking trip during summer break before school started in the fall. What amazed me then and now is the beautiful view of nature one can observe early in the morning. One of my favorite places to awaken in the morning was at a  campground near the Grand Tetons, the view was spectacular as you can see from the photo below.  Wow.  The use of light in the landscape has had a lot of discussion by landscape designers and architects. I know this isn't a new concept but I think with all the new varieties available in the gardening world, back lighting can really spice up views of the garden almost alike spotlighting on a drama stage. Ornamental grasses, woolly leaved plants, fall views of plants, can all contribute to the design palette.
Grand Tetons, Wyoming. Photo courtesy of Wayne Busch and southeastclimbing.com  

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