March Squares And Circles

Round water bowl with blue mosaic design

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.

View of a vegetable garden through a round hole

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. 

Traffic light style sign Eat Mo' Pie

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!

Flower garden with gravel mulch and shallow water bowls

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.

Happy Easter!

22 Replies to “March Squares And Circles”

  1. As far as I’m concerned, it is never weird to feature anything about pies. So good! And, oh, how I love that blue mosaic bowl. Beautiful!

  2. Oh wow Susan these are wonderful. I can’t decide which I like the most they are all such fabulous ‘Squaring the Circles’. I’m so happy you’ve joined us with a few photographs and what a lovely link up. I’m really touched – thank you.

  3. These are wonderful, not to mention inspiring! (Hmmm. I wonder just how I could duplicate that blue bowl?) Thank you for posting these!

  4. Oh, these are all great! Love the mosaic bowl, but I really, really would like to have one or two (I know, greedy) of those COR-TEN steel bowls. One as a small pond and one for the birdies. They are just so gorgeous. Also need a fire pit / bowl or chimenea then.

  5. Thank you! And a happy Easter to you, too! It dawns on me as I look at this page that just to the left of this reply box you are a circle in a hellebore square. Well, close to it. Above, I had to dawdle for a while at the bright sunny kitchen garden. I am so ready for sun on green! It seems to me there is a clear connection between pies and gardens, so that sign was perfectly compatible with the theme. It is irrelevant that I see dessert as compatible with just about everything.

    1. I had a garden to visit in my sights for this weekend, but the weather isn’t propitious, so have decided to eat chocolate instead.

    1. It’s a great material – I’d like to see it with beech hedges, although perhaps that might be a bit much! I’ve enjoyed seeing beech leaves more than ever this winter. I had intended to do a post about them, but it’s probably one for next year now.

        1. I don’t know his work, so just did a quick google search. Some of his faces have an interesting layered effect, almost like grain in wood.

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