Recordé haber leído que el mejor lugar para ocultar una hoja es un bosque.
Jorge Luis Borges
I started this Blog in October 2014. And I call it The Landwoman. The reason is I somehow felt identify with a publication called The Landswoman (with «s»). This publications idea was to promote and help thousands of women (and raise awareness upon men) on the importance of assuming men roles during the Great War.
The motto, on those times, was «Dig For Victory», and with their work, there is no doubt, they helped to win the war. But the reality goes far beyond, because the great challenge of these women, was not only to become responsible of the fields or the work in the factories, or win the war, thereafter, women were to be free.
Why do I feel identify? Because this made everyone aware of a new way of living.
My dream is to bring gardens and landscape closer to people and promote awareness of it’s importance in our lives. After all is part of our daily life, and it’s all what we’ve got. So we must live it to it’s full potential. This is nothing new, but it’s to be rediscover.
My aim is to speak about landscape, gardens & design. I hope it to be a window to the world of landscape and gardens, their poetry, their “masters” and their history. And certainly, also about the world around us, because what is landscape otherwise?
NOTE please that I do write in spanish most of the entries, and it’s hard to keep up with the translation of all of them. That is why you may need to use the Google Translate built in your browser. It’s not perfect. But I hope good enough. Apologise for that.
Un jardín es un gigante de esencia y un beso de rubia ideal.
F. García Lorca, 1917
Un jardín que no es bello en invierno, no es un bello jardín.
If the design is strong, the design might survive and transform. Thus there can be something lasting in the changing landscape. This is the essence of beauty in a cultural landscape.
C. Th. Sørensen, 1963
Cuando decimos que un paisaje se ha echado a perder queremos decir que ha perdido su unidad.
Sylvia Crowe. Garden Design 1981
If you have a lot of nature in your city, it becomes a more enjoyable place. That’s my own feeling about it.Stone Gossard
Wisdom begins in Wonder.