Miss R's Rule Number 3--Do something to make the world more beautiful.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I started thinking about this when all of my white shrubs bloomed at once this spring. They are supposed to bloom in a kind of sequence. The absence of color was just as, if not more powerful, than a garden full of color.
Just the spireas--lilacs & fothergilla were blooming too
I know the idea is not new, but white has a symbolic power beyond the absence of color and I think it's appropriate for our times.
The staircase at Chanel for the 2009 Haute Couture collection photo via Chanel
A puff of dandelion seeds (plenty of those around here)
A lace table cloth
Weathered Picket Fence
Dodecatheon meadia--native and beautiful Photo via Vanderbilt.edu
The White Garden at Sissinghurst photo via Meade/flickr.com
I have spent my adult life as a designer in several incarnations. I currently practice residential landscape design in New Jersey.
Miss Rumphius' Rules has been my screen name since 2001. The blog was conceived in 2007 as online journal exploring my continuing journey as a designer with a focus on design, gardens, and my creative process. I hope people find it inspiring, though provoking and interesting.