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“Borrowed Words”

In Japanese landscape gardening the word shakkei means “borrowed view.” The designer “borrows,” or incorporates, any view beyond property borders, thereby visually enlarging his own property and landscape. This winter in New England is already legendary for its deep snows and brutal cold. It’s robbed energy and … Continue reading

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The weekly photo challenge on WordPress is INFINITE. I’ve risen to the challenge on A View from the Woods in what I consider a conventional response. True, there are patterns which seemingly repeat forever, and they’re often photogenic. But when … Continue reading

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