Tuesday, July 24, 2012


While visiting the Dupont Circle Farmers Market this past Sunday my first impression was that I had walked into a Dutch still life painting. I was immediately struck by the sheer abundance of Mid Summer fruits vegetables and flowers not to mention the colors and textures. It was visual perfection. The standouts for me were the indescribable 'Golden Beets' and the giant heirloom tomatoes - each one with its own unique personality. And of course I can't leave out the amazing variety of mushrooms with their one of a kind shapes and surfaces. The following photographs attempt to capture a bit of my experience.
Lovely Lisianthus
Ripe Juicy Plums
'Golden Beets' In Their Perfect Basket
A Mushroom Village
Heirloom Tomato With A Personality

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Not long ago myself and  a friend took a long anticipated trip to Terrain in Glenn Mills Pennsylvania. As most everyone knows Terrain is owned by the same clever people who brought us Anthropologie. Terrain's focus is on the outdoors and gardening along with a healthy dose of homewares beautifully displayed inside. It is a creative interpretation of a garden center. Rather than a single store it is a collection of several structures with each one providing a unique visual viewpoint. A visit to Terrain will not disappoint.
Architectural detail of outdoor display
Garden Cafe facade
Colorful spiky succulent
Amazing zinc top garden table
Beautifully displayed box of succulents
Planter made especially for Terrain
Vertical planting in rows on building facade