Friday, June 18, 2010

Secret Gardens

There are secret gardens everywhere. Some secret gardens are lovingly conceived and created by men and women; they can be found in places like Beacon Hill or in a friends backyard. Others are found in the wilds of nature, blazing in all their glory with little thought of who might come to see them. The photograph of the fern was taken at a botanical garden in West Palm Beach , Florida. The photograph deep in the wilds of nature is Gowing Swamp in Concord, MA. Finding Gowing Swamp is like finding a treasure; it is hard to find and I must warn you I got a tick there. Henry David Thoreau frequently visited Gowing Swamp to study and sketch the incredible flora and fauna. Perhaps he was accompanied by the Alcott girls as it is known he loved to teach neighbors about the plants in the woods.
These two photos will be on exhibit over the summer at The Commonwealth Sports Club where I exhibit with my artist friend Ruth Rieffanangh and other artists. The address is 1079 Commonwealth Ave in Boston. The T stop is Packards Corner.

1 comment:

  1. you have photos on exhibit?
    love the contrast of wild and cultivated gardens.