The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is ADMIRATION.
One of the things I admire most about us…all of us…is creativity. We see it in poets, composers, painters, sculptors, inventors, etc. I especially admire the creativity I find in exciting garden design.
Last weekend the Charlotte Garden Club sponsored its annual Art in the Garden Tour. The eight gardens were different in size, scope and content, but I was particularly struck by the creativity displayed in Jay Sifford’s garden. It was easy to see why he is considered such an imaginative garden designer. He has designed and constructed an inspiring garden around his home, perched on the edge of what is essentially a ravine. One can only admire his construction of paths and steps, the sculptures, the use of pots, the combinations of plants, and the way he has tamed the very challenging terrain that defines the space.
A series of waterfalls parallels the steps leading up to the house:
At the top of the water falls an antique doorway serves as a gate to a sitting area:
A red bench invites visitors to stop and enjoy the view:
A gathering of stones, colored with lichen and moss and adorned with ferns:
Brevity encourages me to limit this response to the weekly challenge to just a few photographs that demonstrate the creativity in Jay’s design that I admire so much.