May 13, 2013

What do Rebar, Shadows and Garden Tours Have in Common?













I enjoyed the company of fellow bloggers Pam, Shirley and David last Saturday while strolling several Austin gardens.  Gardens on Tour 2013, sponsored by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, offered a glimpse into an eclectic mix of gardens featuring native and adapted plants.    

While sifting through the photos, these three captured my imagination with their form and light play.  This rebar awning at 2001 Westridge Drive was fantastic.  Just shows how much hardscape can play a vital role in design.

I'm sorry to say I still haven't regained my blogging mojo so please visit my friend's posts (just click on their names) to get a detailed description of the gardens.  You'll find tons of gardening inspiration and a variety of styles showcasing the many beautiful plants that call Austin home.


20 comments:

  1. That rebar awning and its shadows on the wall were hypnotic. I enjoyed touring with you, Cat. Enjoy your respite from blogging pressures. It'll be here when you're ready again.

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  2. Cat... how are you? Hope you are doing ok... take a rest if you are not... regards from Japan...

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  3. Great shots as we've come to expect. What a fascinating use of rebar. I especially appreciate when a material we usually ignore or cover up or take completely for granted is used with such innovation and ingenuity. (Similar to so many gardens where the persistent use of natives reminds us that beauty is here already - we just need to adjust how we look at our surroundings). Thanks, Cat!

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  4. Your photos show off this rebar awning so artistically! I would have never dreamed up an idea such as a rebar awning - but your photos make it look sculptural and beautiful. Take care. I've learned that the garden helps to renew and rejuvenate my spirits. It's timeless and patient. I hope it helps you to recover from your feeling of loss, too.

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  5. It was an interesting garden. I might be a little afraid of having all that rebar above my head. I wonder if it will eventually rust out? Hope you come back soon. We miss seeing what is gig on in your garden.

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  6. I loved the shadows and patterns of the awning and you captured them beautifully.

    Like Jenny, I wondered about the rust on the pristine house as well as the engineering required to keep that weight suspended.

    I enjoyed seeing you this weekend and we'll still be here reading whenever you post. Thanks for the link love.

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  7. Very cool idea. Thanks for sharing, Cat.

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  8. These are intriguing photos. Interesting choice using rebar for awning, I would have thought it would be awfully heavy.

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  9. So many lines, almost makes me cross-eyed. Have missed your posts. I am reading but not writing much. Too busy with jobs this spring. Things are starting to slow down some, so maybe I can get back into the blogging world again. So many good things, so little time. I hope that you are doing well ... and that your heart is healing. Take care.

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  10. Thinking of you, Cat. I took a little break (for mundane reasons) last week. I missed posting. And I must say, I miss your posts very much. But I'm sure you'll find your way back when it's healthy for you. The creativity and joy of noticing and reporting on the rebar structure seems like a good foundation for future posts. Take care.

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  11. I like it- great captures. I am with you on the not getting the blogging mojo- still trying to get back in the swing of things over here.... at least I am back at work- that is a step!!! Missed it!! Love the perspective on the shots.

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  12. Thanks for bringing up those patterns...I didn't even catch that, even though I zoomed in on how they were built!

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  13. Beauty can be found in the strangest of places.

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  14. A rebar awning? Hmmm.... If I hadn't seen it, it never would have occurred to me. Very interesting! :o)

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  15. I think of you often Cat and know you will return to blogging and other things when you are ready...your garden and enjoying friends are a perfect place to find solace. Sending warm thoughts!

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  16. Blogging will always be here, sweet Cat... and so will your friends. Far away hugs!

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  17. I think you captured one of those strange phenomena in which you feel as if your eyes are playing a trick on you. I loved the shots. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  18. I so agree with you about "how much hardscape can play a vital role in design". Great pictures.

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  19. Hi Cat,
    I hope you are enjoying your garden. We had some rain here today and it is amazing the difference it has made in the garden. Everything is so green and fresh. We all miss your thoughtful posts and beautiful images. All your blogging friends are here waiting for you whenever it is you feel up to returning.

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  20. Very cool abstractions and how nice to connect with blog buddies!

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Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
"Pooh!" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you."
~A.A. Milne

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