31 Days of A Sense of Place :: Day 18 ~ Field Trip to Bedrock Gardens

A sense of place(2)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.

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Kousa dogwood, spruce, yellow maple
Kousa dogwood, spruce, yellow maple
metal and needles
metal and needles
fountain
fountain
'Squared Off' sculpture by barn
‘Squared Off’ sculpture by barn
long view
long view
blue tuteur with greens
blue tuteur with greens
arborvitae hedge, kale, coleus, statues
arborvitae hedge, kale, coleus, statues
Parterre Garden
Parterre Garden
tadpoles in parterre garden pond
tadpoles in parterre garden pond
Straight and Narrow
Straight and Narrow
Funnel Gardens long view
Funnel Gardens long view
Autumn crocus prostrate
Autumn crocus prostrate
balanced rocks, Swaleway
balanced rocks, Swaleway
urn and greens
urn and greens
gong in sunlight
gong in sunlight
false Solomon's Seal with berries
false Solomon’s Seal with berries
gem stems in Swaleway
gem stems in Swaleway
ventilators in Spiral Garden
ventilators in Spiral Garden
spirit house
spirit house
pink flamingos in grasses
pink flamingos in grasses
Eyes of God sculpture
Eyes of God sculpture
Baxis with shadow
Baxis with shadow
winterberry and grasses in the Baxis
winterberry and grasses in the Baxis
winterberry hedge in Baxis
winterberry hedge in Baxis
trunk walking, yellow foliage
trunk walking, yellow foliage
path through Dark Woods
path through Dark Woods
light reflector shield - part of Darth Vader sculpture
light reflector shield – part of Darth Vader sculpture
hanging sculpture in Dark Woods
hanging sculpture in Dark Woods
woolly bear by large pond
woolly bear by large pond
large pond
large pond
some sort of birch by large pond
some sort of birch by large pond
Bidens sp. along large pond
Bidens sp. along large pond
Termi top with Heptacodium miconioides (seven sons tree)
Termi top with Heptacodium miconioides (seven sons tree)
teahouse, Petit Pond
teahouse, Petit Pond
trio of sculptures by Petit Pond
trio of sculptures by Petit Pond
shady trees of Petit Pond
shady trees of Petit Pond
heron sculpture
heron sculpture
foliage colour, texture
foliage colour, texture
frog by Petit Pond
frog by Petit Pond
hanging sculpture near Petit Pond
hanging sculpture near Petit Pond
Asian statue by tea house
Asian statue by tea house
Acrobats sculpture by Petit Pond
Acrobats sculpture by Petit Pond
vine growing up Acrobat leg
vine growing up Acrobat leg
hoop sculpture and sky
hoop sculpture and sky
colourful sculpture
colourful sculpture
cones in Conetown
cones in Conetown
canna lily seed pod
canna lily seed pod
ginkgo leaves
ginkgo leaves
ginkgo leaves
ginkgo leaves
evergreens in Conetown
evergreens in Conetown
underneath a cedar
underneath a cedar
Wiggle Waggle from Cop Top
Wiggle Waggle from Cop Top
potted lilies in Wiggle Waggle
potted lilies in Wiggle Waggle
dried lotus blooms, leaves
dried lotus blooms, leaves
head in Wiggle Waggle
head in Wiggle Waggle
fall leaves on Wiggle Waggle dam
fall leaves on Wiggle Waggle dam
in the Garish Garden
in the Garish Garden
flowers in the Garish Garden
flowers in the Garish Garden
castor bean plant
castor bean plant
orbit-like sculpture in Garish Garden
orbit-like sculpture in Garish Garden
The Red Thing sculpture
The Red Thing sculpture
grasses
grasses
grasses
grasses
grasses
grasses
Asian pear on the tree. We were handed one each as we walked around: delicious!
Asian pear on the tree. We were handed one each as we walked around: delicious!
guinea fowl
guinea fowl
silver globe in moss, Rock Garden
silver globe in moss, Rock Garden
springs
springs in barn
parts
parts
baseball bat arch
baseball bat arch
beehives
beehives
lots of bees at beehive
lots of bees at beehive
spotted wintergreen on back path
spotted wintergreen on back path
duckweed and leaves in back pond
duckweed and leaves in back pond

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Thanks for checking in. Be sure to see what the other 31 Dayers are writing about.a sense of place(1)This project is a bit like Wallace Stevens’ poem Thirteen 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.

One Comment on “31 Days of A Sense of Place :: Day 18 ~ Field Trip to Bedrock Gardens

  1. Pingback: 31 Days of A Sense of Place :: Introduction | A Moveable Garden

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