Welcome to Day 18 of 31 Days of A Sense of Place. Sundays are devoted to field trips, relaxing time spent in one spot so we can visually take in its singular sense of place.
Today, it’s Bedrock Gardens in Lee, NH! I’ve posted photos before of this sculpture garden — “an oasis of art, horticulture, and inspiration” — but the pics that follow were taken just last weekend, the last open garden weekend of the season at this private whimsical showcase. Their website mottos include “Take a journey,” “Beauty in details,” and “The more you look, the more you see;” and a walk through the gardens is a journey of discovery and delight in small elements and positioning: juxtapositions of plants, amusing and unexpected sculpture materials, sculptures in surprising places (see the head in the Wiggle Waggle), intentional and ad-hoc pairings and contrasts.
If you get a chance, visit! (But you have to wait until next May now.)
As always, hovering with your cursor over a photo will show a caption, and clicking on it will show an enlarged, captioned version.
Thanks for checking in. Be sure to see what the other 31 Dayers are writing about.This project is a bit like Wallace Stevens’ poemThirteen Ways of Looking At A Blackbird, in that I’m writing about a sense of place from vantage points that may not obviously connect with each other. I’m not going to attempt to tie them together. In the end, these 31 days of looking at a sense of place may overlap, contradict, form a whole, or collapse like a flan in a cupboard, as Eddie Izzard would say. That remains to be seen. Thanks for stopping by.