Saturday, June 21, 2008

Inexplicable Garden Art

This lovely full-sun garden is filled with cosmos, gaura, roses, and busty, headless windmills (of sorts) that emanate Mozart.

We saw this garden earlier today, near Dijon, France, while touring the Saline Royale, an 18th-century salt works facility. Vegetable gardens were part of the original architectural plan but are now individual artists' concepts.

This potager garden probably more closely reflects the original intent--food gardens tended by the salt workers themselves.

In Besancon, France yesterday, I fell in love with this hydrangea. Northern France clearly has a longer blooming season than Austin!

P.S. Our WIFI access here is spotty, so I may not be able to post comments every day.


Neleh said...

Very beautiful, Iris! It also looks like it might be less than 1000 degrees there as well, so enjoy! It's almost as beautiful as seeing Tom Waits in concert twice in one weekend! Woo hoo!

Iris said...

Hi Neleh!

Seeing Tom Waits in concert twice in one weekend sounds pretty beautiful, too! Sounds like y'all had a good time!

It's been less than 1000 degrees here but not exactly cool--averaging upper 80s. I'm not complaining, though! We found some more cool flowers, etc today & will post(pics included) when we have good WiFi access again.

vertie said...

Beautiful! So glad that you are able to post while on your trip. Can't wait to hear and see more.