Category Archives: French gardens
Do you have a favorite outdoor spot for taking family photographs?
The property may have been part of the family home of his wife, Caroline Cambe. The couple were married in Cornusson in 1864. Paul (above) was born in 1865 and Henri in 1868.
(There’s a sweet picture of the two little boys together here.)
Two women and a young boy next to a balcony of roses at the Trutat chalet, Foix in the Midi-Pyrénées of France.
Look, Delia, how w’ esteem the half-blown rose
The image of thy blush and summer’s honour. . .
– Samuel Daniel, from “Delia 31“
You’ve made your garden; how will you live in it?
[T]he significance of the garden cannot be restricted to the domain of the aesthetic. That the garden affords sensory pleasure and invites the exercise of taste is, to be sure, an important dimension of the significance that gardens have for many people, but not one that even begins to exhaust the place that these same people afford to the garden within a wider conception of ‘the good life’.
– David E. Cooper, from A Philosophy of Gardens
[The] fragmentary world is mended here,
And in this air a clearer sunlight plays.