This week’s photos are from my friend and fellow garden blogger Tamara’s (of Chickadee Gardens) new home. To say that she and her husband David have accomplished a lot during the year since they moved there, would be the understatement of the year. I’m in near disbelief over the stuff they have accomplished, and at the breakneck speed they’ve done it. But, don’t take my word for it – go check out her blog instead. She’s done a fabulous job documenting it. And I finally got to see it in person! 🙂
A longer post will eventually follow, but for now I want to pull out a couple of shots that caught my eye when I was going through the photos from my fun adventure. Both are examples of contrast – one of my favorite design considerations. I know I’ve talked about contrast before in my vignettes, but it’s just so damn powerful when done right. Actually, it doesn’t even have to be “done”. Half the time its accidental, and only really has to be noticed – which doesn’t at all take away from its power to heighten suspense, increase relational tensions, enhance and suppress both color and texture – all the while excite our sensory perceptions.
Come to think of it, the preposition ‘contra’ means just that – ‘in opposition to’, or ‘against’. Whether verbal or visual, contrast adds that hidden dimension to our perceptions that brings drama and excitement to what we see and experience. It thrills me every time!