Monday, May 19, 2014

Barnes Arboretum #5

Before we go into the woods at the Barnes Arboretum I would like to say something about the way one is led through the gardens.  The paths not only invite you from one area to another, they are beautiful in themselves.  The geometry of the gardens is carefully designed to lead your eye and then your footsteps through a series of openings and closings.  It felt to me like breathing in nature.  First the vista expands then it contracts to lead you to the next space.

 Some of the stone paths are beautifully designed.

They all lead to another place to look with its own special beauty.

Tomorrow - into the woods.