Tuesday, 1 May 2007

Fusion

A feature of the Everglades garden is the fusion of romantic formal European elements with the original Australian bush landscape and dramatic Blue Mountains views.


Photo: Bridge above the Grotto Pool
Everglades Garden, Leura

Water babbles along a tiny rocky watercourse to a duck pond crossed by a wooden arch. Ducks dip and play in the cool water that tumbles to a fern lined grotto below, a place of fantasy and delight.

Photo: Sculpture beside the bridge

Words to walk with:
From The Public Garden by Robert Lowell
“From the arched bridge, we see
The shedding park-bound mallards, how they keep
Circling and diving in the lanternlight,
Searching for something hidden in the muck.”

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