Gibbs Gardens, GA 1 Posted on August 29, 2018 by Barry Lively 2 AdvertisementShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
This image says much to me, knowing just a bit about the person who created the gardens. Gibbs takes a swamp and brings his own vision to it, like planting trees in straight lines, such a human thing to do. And then nature grows back, limited only by pruning, mowing and other human interventions. Nature responds with infinite variations in texture, color, shape. The photographer brings more human-imposed order onto the scene with his personal decisions about light, perspective, etc. and throws in a mix of painterly randomness. To me, this interplay of “order” and “chaos” is the very definition of beauty, especially knowing that in the long run nature will always return to its own transcendent order. Thank you, Barry!
Thank you Allen. It is a wondrous place.