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Wednesday, 23 June 2010

The Eye of the Garden.


A pool is the eye of the garden in whose candid depths is mirrored its advancing grace.
 -Louise Bebe Wilder

23 comments:

Kate said...

Oh, that is just breathtaking. I want to live there... :)

Emerald Window said...

Beautiful and serene.
Hi, Stilton.
Cenya

Rothschild Orchid said...

It really was breathtaking. The garden had quite a spiritual feel to it and this was very much a medative spot.

Cenya, Stilton sends a great big head bump hello back at you. He is a very happy boy now his mum has returned from all her garden visiting and he's not letting me out of his sight, lol.

RO xxx

Margaret said...

That's some photo!

Beautiful balance of grass and trees against the blue of the pool as an eye to the wide blue sky.

This together with the shape of the pool 'mirrored' by the hill on the horizon. Possibly the maker of the pool had seen that too, but your photo brings it out especially well.

Sorry, waffling a bit.......

Meredehuit ♥ said...

lovely quote and gorgeous picture!

Elephant's Eye said...

Driving across country seeing blue sky reflected in pools of winter rain, surrounded by lush green foliage this week. Wonder why they used to say 'blue and green should never be seen' In nature it is awesome!

hereisabee said...

I remember my visit back in late 80's. I was chatting to an american lady and pointed to the Magnolia grandiflora and said that is an American magnolia. She was quick to reply that was a 'Southern Magnolia', coming from South Carolina she was not letting in any 'yankee come do dar' claim to the plant.

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Quite astonishingly serene, RO. I too send a headbump to Stilton.

patientgardener said...

I liked that pool as well when I visited Kiftsgate - what did you think of the one with the modern sculpture where the tennis courts used to be. Felt a bit strange to me

Rothschild Orchid said...

Jodi, Stilton says thanks very much :o) (just hold onto your front teeth when he gives you one in return he can be a very enthusiastic head bumper, lol!)

Helen, I liked the modern water garden with its Simon Allison fountain at Kiftsgate, It was a very simple and rather beautiful design. However I found it rather odd it being there. It was the sort of garden you might expect to find at Chelsea, and certainly not in the middle of Kiftsgate. On reflection though it is a garden that grabs you and has a very dramatic presence, in much the same way as this pool garden, so perhaps it does belong after all as the next generation of garden at Kiftsgate?

Margaret, waffling is always allowed ;o)

RO xxx

Lesley said...

What a fabulous quote!
In fact so fab that have just written it down.
Best Wishes
R

joey said...

How beautiful, RO. Love the quote and stunning photo.

Amy said...

I wish I could just jump in the photo. Very pretty photo!

debsgarden said...

A beautiful pool, well deserving the beautiful quote!

hazeltree said...

delightful!

PatioPatch said...

Serene and as blue as a Siamese cat's eye similar shape too!
Is that the Cotswolds in the distance?
Lovely pic as usual

Laura x

Alice Joyce said...

Just what I needed this morning, thank you!

There's construction chaos all around me, various agencies tearing up yards and the street.
I'm pulling my hair out: need to meditate;-)
(almost wrote: 'medicate,' hehe)
xo
Alice

Joanne said...

Lovely composition and photo. I have been very tardy recently at visiting blogs or even posting but just had a quick catch up with yours and enjoyed especially the chelsea photos which have me looking forward to my trip to Hampton court RHS show next week.

I also enjoyed your heart felt post in May on your lifestyle change and am so pleased you started blogging.

Foxtail Lilly said...

Lovely photos - Love the goats.

Elephant's Eye said...

Stilton go tell your mama she can come and play with us again ;-(0)

Anna said...

The perfect quote to compliment an outstanding photo. One garden that I would dearly like to return to.

Kiki said...

B-eautiful!! Always a treat to visit your magical blog!
Kiki~

Andi's English Attic said...

I've been blog-hopping. So glad I landed here. Thanks for the tour, it's beautiful. xx