'Like a phosphorescent stone that shines in the dark but loses all charm as a jewel in the light of day, there is no beauty without the effect of shadows.'     Jun'ichiro Tanizaki - In praise of shadows

Being fascinated by all things delicate and nuanced, softened by shadows or its age, anything understated and natural, the sound of rain dripping from leaves, refreshing the moss and grass that grows under the trees. Searching for an attitude of appreciation and mindfulness, especially mindfulness of beauty, as central to life lived well.

the white garden III (Sissinghurst)
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