Wednesday Vignette – Lan Su at night

It’s after 10 pm, it’s dark outside, and I just got back from work. Today was hot, hot, hot, but it has finally cooled off somewhat. I didn’t really get my customary chill-out time in the garden this evening, but seeing how dark it is, made me reflect on the importance of well-placed outdoor lighting.

I don’t remember the reason I was hanging out outside the Lan Su garden an evening a few years ago, but I do remember being impressed with their lighting, so I thought I’d dig up a couple of photos from their very photogenic front court yard, and join in the Wednesday Vignette meme over on my other blog.

In the harsh light of day, the details of the stone work are easily missed.

In the harsh light of day, the details of the stone work are easily missed.

I just love how the light falls on the sculpted granite. Isn't it lovely?

I just love how the light falls on the sculpted granite. Isn’t it lovely?

About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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8 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – Lan Su at night

  1. FlowerAlley says:

    These photos gave me goosebumps. I loved the Lan Su Gardens. It was magical during the day, also. Lovely!

  2. blondieaka says:

    I love the way you have captured a stillness and tranquility I love how the one place can show so many different facets depending on the time of day or night a photographers dream 🙂

  3. Your photos are stunning, and give a whisper of the beauty waiting for a daytime visit- lovely lighting here, Anna-

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