Tuesday, 16 November 2010

"The Circles That You Find"

R IS FOR?


ROUND!
"Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel,
Never ending or beginning on an ever spinning reel,
As the images unwind, like the circles that you find,
In the windmills of your mind!"

I thought that there was something rather reassuring about the repetitiveness of these box balls in the gardens of the Chateau d'Amboise in Amboise, France. Sadly some of the foliage had been ravaged, maybe by the rays of the sun but perhaps replacements will be ready soon.


Run over to ABC Wednesday for rare ramblings on the letter R. 

17 comments:

  1. Great post for the R Day! I love the Windmills of Your Mind, longtime favorite of mine! The box balls are gorgeous, never seen any quite like that! Hope they survive! Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia

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  2. Adorable round bushes, the green is so intense and beautiful!Amazing idea!
    REGARDS
    Léia :)

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  3. Love those box topiary. Did you see Alan Titchmarsh on TV last week at Hatfield House, talking about topiary? (He's on again tonight at 8pm - Stowe this time!)

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  4. Anna, Beautiful photos of a very beautiful garden; those bushes are quite round. They must be quite labor intensive to keep sheared like that. I'll have to click on your link and look further at the roundness!

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  5. I love those round balls of green! Wish I could have some in my garden. Hope you have a wonderful week. :D

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  6. wow - that's a lot of really intensive gardening! Beautiful effect.

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  7. I like all that clipped stuff.

    Gives the garden rhythm

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  8. I like the series of round bushes too. Very clever use for the letter R.

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  9. I was going to quote that song in a future post; heck, I still will!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  10. The box balls are sooo cute. Hehe.. Loving it. and the Windmills of your mind.. that's a song, right? =)

    http://neneleah30.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-robinson.html

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  11. I feel I shouldn't like it; that I should consider it boring and monochrome,unimaginatively shaped and uniformly textured. But I do. (Like it.)

    Esther

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  12. I wouldn't like to be the one to have to clip all those. Wonderful effect though, shows you don't have to have colour in a garden.

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  13. Dear Anna, The Box topiary is wonderful. As you say, the repetition of so many of them is rather reassuring and, for me,gives a touch of humour to an otherwise very formal and somewhat serious design!

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  14. Your "round" bushes are so manicured. Perfectly cut...Nice and clever use for the letter "R".

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  15. I like the way the box balls are echoed in the avenue of lollipop trees behind.

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  16. 0h...those are lovely Anna, I love Buxus in all shaped and sizes. It is a pity when they die, this last winter two of my old ones died. It was too cold for them.

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.