Becky’s March challenge asks us to share some circles within squares. I’ve enjoyed watching others take part and decided to contribute a few of my own. This blue water bowl was part of a collection of garden ornaments waiting their turn to be rolled out to a client by a garden design company. My landscape architect friend Rick Griffin believes that every garden should have all four elements, earth, air, water and fire, in real or symbolic form. Even empty, I think he’d agree the blue mosaic bowl does a great job of representing the idea of water.
My second image shows a glimpse through a porthole shaped hole in the fence into a kitchen garden that is looking very green, bathed in sunlight.
My third is a brief departure from the gardening theme but I couldn’t resist: a traffic light-style ‘Eat Mo’ Pie’ advertising sign in a Texan pie shop window (go on then, if you insist!). I have no idea what the little patches of light are, whether they are inside the shop or reflections from outside, and could have photoshopped them out, but they add visual interest for me. I suppose that makes me a little weird, but hey, ho!
Finally, here’s a trio of circles from the Tatton Park Flower Show a couple of years ago, set inside a garden of irises, eucomis (pineapple flowers), grasses and perennials. Image searches for ‘gravel garden’, ‘water garden’, ‘three metal water bowls’, and, in ever increasing desperation, ‘rusty circles’, ‘rust-coloured water feature’, plus the show and year – in every permutation – drew a blank.
[Postscript: this turns out to be From Hearth To Home designed and built by Warnes McGarr and Co Ltd.]
Those who are tempted to join in and contribute some circles in squares have still got more than a day to go. Either way, please check out the image in Becky’s latest post, which is the perfect choice for the season.