Perhaps you think of a garden as a collection of plants alone? I am not so sure I completely agree. I see some sort of garden in these images, I guess, because a garden to me is as much about self expression and personal art based in nature and the land, as it is about growing things. Do you agree?
I am working on some summer vacation planning (which, this year,will include a big camping road trip through Colorado, the desert southwest and a few other stops) and I am eager to include as many unique road side attractions as I can. All the better if they are beautiful, restful, inspiring plant gardens, but happily, I will take this type of garden any day.
image By Lee Otis
Salvation Mountain, in Niland, California, is a 50 ft tall, 150 ft wide man made mountain. It was constructed by Leonard Knight and is made of hay bales, the local adobe clay, and hundreds of thousands of gallons of donated paint. According to wikipedia, the project has been likened to an epic work of folk art comparable to the Watts Towers.
images from unususal life
I am attracted to it for it’s beautiful colors, interesting construction, artistic spirit and genuine expression. (all the same things that attract me to a good garden). I am hoping to figure a route into our summer caravan plan that will pass through this area.
Learn more about Salvation Mountain.