I am terribly light on the posting and I am sorry for that. I am trying to get my ducks in order for the holidays as well as organize what feels like an epic shift in my own career focus. I have decided to pare down my work in some areas in order to ramp it up in others. The long and short, I have recently handed off many of my clients to other designers and am not planning to take on new ones. I am still working on the historical garden restoration project that I have mentioned so many times, but I have largely decided to not take on new residential or commercial work for the time being. Why? because I want to write more and see what happens when I put my focus elsewhere. Like here.
I have a huge desire to evolve this site to share more gardens and landscapes and design inspiration. But also to foster a greater enthusiasm for getting in touch with the land and nature and living in a conscientious, green, reverent and beautifully seasonal way. What I am getting at is proving to be a lot to put into words at the moment, but I read this article today in Orion magazine called There are Things Awry Here by Lia Purpura and I found her words to be particularly resonant.
I would highly recommend taking a read (click this link) — I found the story a little gut wrenching. I am very curious to hear what you think of it. It is really capturing what I want to talk about a bit more. Ways for us all to look at our land, our greatest resource, a little differently, to celebrate it, its uniqueness, its history, its beauty, and it’s ability to nurture us and bring us together. I think that is what our gardens can and should be all about.