I met this guy on Branscombe Beach last weekend, any ideas what his name could be?
He looks like he might be emerging from his underground home to see who’s about.
I think he might be related to this chap who lives in the Lost Gardens of Heligan
I don’t know his name either.
Joining in with Cee’s Oddball Challenge
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Tagged Branscombe Beach, Giants Head, Jurassic Coast, land art, Lost Gardens of Heligan, sculpture, silly saturday, stone face, Stone Head
Oak tree turned into a sun dial by the evening sun
swirls like the ocean
running on the shore of your
The spiral made in my lawn this year has been thoroughly enjoyed by many – children always run around spirals – turning, turning, turning, always turning, always running, always laughing – it is a delight!
Easy to do – you cut the lawn on a high setting and then starting in the middle, mow outwards on a lower setting, keeping a gap of the mower width to your right or left, whichever way you are moving. I’d love to know if you give it a go.
I first cut a spiral back in 1999 and then came the Waves, and the Grid
What pattern would you create?
Just had to include this wonderful piece of graphic design:
I saw this on a site called ‘Trust Me I’m a Designer’. Clever don’t you think!
It’s your turn!
Leave a link to your photos in the comments so that we can all see what turns up this week. 😉
Joining in with Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge – his prompt words this week are: Ocean and Shore
and the One – a – Week Photo Challenge that Cathy and I have compiled for fun.
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Tagged art in the garden, grass art, grass spiral, haiku, land art, lawn, oak tree, One-a-Week Photo Challenge, photo challenge, Ronovan's Haiku Challenge, spiral
I’ve wanted to see Derek Jarman’s Garden for at least 15 years and on Tuesday, after a long drive across the bleak, flat marshes we found it more easily than I thought we might.
Although it is not as he made it (he died in 1994), it still has an aura, an atmosphere about it and the current owners have kept much of the basic structure of the garden.
It is not so isolated as I had imagined, and quite a walk from the sea……
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Tagged beach, beach hut, coast, Derek Jarman, Derek Jarman's garden, Dungeness, garden, land art, pebbles, stones
Yesterday was a perfect gardening day – no wind, no sun, just pleasant warm weather – the first time for months and months I was happy to garden all day – and I cut the grass for the first time – that must be a record – 21st May!!!
It put me in a pleasantly nostalgic mood, fondly remembering the garden I left in 2005. I had a large orchard and was able to mow a huge 7 circuit grass spiral
It was just wonderful to see the grasses grow and change throughout the seasons. I walked the spiral each morning for about 2 years. Children nearly always ran into the centre and out again, shrieking with joy.
Andy Goldsworthy (one of my favourite artists) says the best way to observe change is to stay in the same place; and watching the grasses grow, in the spiral, and flower and go to seed and notice what bugs and beetles, birds and butterflies were attracted to the grasses at each stage, was a brilliant way to understand what he means.
Early morning dew:
I had a wonderful 10 years in West Dorset and it is the garden and the grass spiral I miss the most.
So when i moved to where I am now I mowed a spiral
It could be seen on Google Earth!
And on what seemed like the only warm day of that summer (2oo8), after the paddling pool was put away:
I could not resist a play myself