It's Wednesday and time to join Donna at Garden Walk, Garden Talk with a Word 4 Wednesday post. This week's words are Texture and Pattern and Donna's post is full of great garden
design information with fantastic photos to illustrate that information.
I won't pretend that I know enough about design to advise you on using texture and pattern in your garden - but I will show you some of the texture and pattern that I love (and not just in my garden!)
Seeing, in the finest and broadest sense, means using your senses, your intellect, and your emotions. It means encountering your subject matter with your whole being. It means looking beyond the labels of things and discovering the remarkable world around you.
- Freeman Patterson
I see most often with my senses and my emotions.
Thinking about texture and pattern helps me to use my intellect as well.
|Pattern and texture in the bark along with the texture of the squirrel's coat|
|Sand and sea oats, the foam of the breaking waves|
|The fine texture of the clematis bloom and the patterns of the shadows on the fence|
|The pattern of the pier pilings reflected in the water|
|The sun illuminating the pattern in the dogwood leaves|
|The sun reflecting off the early morning dew on the grass|
|The tissue thin texture of the petals and the velvety leaves of the rose|
|Spiderwebs - amazing in every way|
|Camellia blooms - soft and romantic|
I know I will always see my garden and the natural world around me with my emotions first and my intellect last. But I'll be noticing pattern and texture and taking note of the emotions they evoke.