I’m loving our New England Autumn. The leaves have been turning one by one– here and there– for weeks.Now it’s clumps of yellow, orange, and scarlet, and green gearing up to an amazing crescendo sometime soon. Here’s a few photos taken from my back garden. The garden’s fall foliage design shows off. Enjoy.
And while you’re enjoying the textures and colors of this fall garden tapestry, you might mull over what I am thinking about.
I heard Tom Mickey talking about his recently published book America’s Romance with the English Garden the other night.
I was struck by the intersection of technology–linotype printing and chromos–and seed men selling their wares. (And, the US Post.)
Mass produced beautifully illustrated seed catalogues were mailed to every home.
Covers and inside illustrations, as well as, articles seduced Americans from sea to shining sea with images. Images that depicted the English Garden of the times–late 1890 and early 1900′s. Lawn to the house, peripheral trees, winding walk or drive, flower bed.
And the message was clear. This was the ONLY way to create a pleasant home.