I have a stacks of research material, photos, et. al, for upcoming posts, along with the demands of the garden at this time of year, and attempting to stay on top of myraid details life seems to be throwing my way this week.
Still, I'm compelled to mention a dialogue that I find mesmerizing. It's taking place on a blog I follow for its keen photographic vision, insightful aesthetic viewpoint, and appreciation for bold, beautiful plants: Lost in the Landscape.
The April 24, '09 post, landscaping without plants features the central plaza of the Salk Institute, designed by Louis Kahn.
To my eye, the photos by lostlandscape impart a distinctive connection with Islamic garden design. Yet in the lead photo - a singular view of Kahn's plaza - no greenery appears.
Despite the starkness, I agree with James Golden's comment, "I'd call it a garden even with no plants."
For Country Mouse, it's more "... like a place where nuclear fuel might be produced. By robots."
(That produced a hearty chuckle, but I'm uncertain if the spirit of fun was intentional.)
Read the entire post.
Click on the panoramic view.
Perhaps you'll feel compelled to join in the dialogue.