January 29th, 2014
|09:43 am - Wednesday Wish-Places: Capability Brown |
It is grey and chilly here today (although not icy, snowy, or otherwise nightmarish). Maybe it's time to think of blooms, maybe it's time to contemplate English green.
When I thought about today's wish-places, for some reason I started thinking about Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, the eighteenth-century landscape designer/architect. As we know, I have a powerful love of order in the midst of wildness. Brown, a master of follies, perspectives, and lines and curves, gives me the aesthetic I love. I would like to wish myself there today.
So, two pictures:
a long walk on the grounds of Highclere Castle. Arches and lavender, two of my favorite things. (I love a good arch, natural and otherwise.)
Flowers, lavender, and a view of Bowood House (pediments!).
Spring will come again, in its own good time. But we can wish ourselves there now, if we need to. :)
May you have your own wish-places for retreat today!
I did a paper on CB in grad school. UF actually has one of his idea books in the rare books library, which is pretty cool.
Hope things are well!
A CB idea book? How AWESOME. :)
And so are you. Cheers, Chase, and stay warm!
|Date:||January 29th, 2014 05:44 pm (UTC)|| |
They ARE rather nice. :)
Cheers and hugs!
|Date:||January 29th, 2014 06:07 pm (UTC)|| |
Nice to see pictures of England when it isn't wet! I'd certainly like to wish for that :)
Hee -- it's actually the same temperature here in the subtropics today as it has been in London, AND it's raining here! (We rather desperately need the rain, though.) At any rate, pictures of England in the sun are always welcome. :)
Cheers and hugs!
I do love me some rows and rows of lavender! (Psst...it's raining today in the drought country! we're thrilled!)
I know -- there's just something about lavender in profusion. :)
And YAY YAY for rain in the drought country! Hugs and cheers!
Hurrah, and happy Wednesday!
Hugs and tea and no traffic wished for you. :)
(edited for spelling)
Edited at 2014-01-29 11:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks, T! Cheers and a good evening to you!
Oh, such gorgeous images on this grey morning. I like the rain a good deal, though. :)
Happy Thursday, L! See you tomorrow!
We need the rain indeed! But it's a wee bit chilly. :)
Cheers and a great Thursday, F!
Happy Thursday, L! Hugs, too!
Cheers and thanks, Stevie! Happy weekend!
Lovely. Someday I want to make it to the U.K. and look at a lot of castles. Travel is still rather problematic for me, but I will keep hoping. ((Hugs))
Someday! I am hoping for you.
Those are both places I could definitely go, if the world were mine to command.
Spring, spring, spring! And lavender. :)