Goals- to write more like this, about magical places like Hatfield:
(Translated from Maison & Jardin -dec. 1993). Hatfield has a story.
And it is a work of a lady stitched with white threads.
Winter suits him well.
Because the plant architecture imagined and restored
by Lady Salisbury streamlined spring.
Transfigured by a crystal frost that makes
of Hatfield a garden of silhouettes.
A universe of fairy shapes where the round heads of the trees stand out,
their lace antlers, the whirling topiaries,
the full and the untied curves, and the straightness of the alignments. *
Hatfield has its traditions.
The gardens, which have known the vicissitudes of history,
date from Shakespeare's time.
A great name is attached to it.
That of John Tradescant who was commissioned by Robert Cecil,
the first Earl of Salisbury, trace the gardens and plant them.
It was at the beginning of the 17th century. *
Lady Salisbury can congratulate herself.
In Hatfield, with nature, she made architecture,
painting and sculpture.
Have you been thinking of solstice resolutions (like me)? 📷 from maison et jardin