Although the temperatures don’t feel autumnal, the deafening night crickets and fading perennials signal the changing of the seasons. It’s time to stack wood
and see what wool colors I have
and remember the pleasure of hand stitching
While sorting through some images of last summer, I came across photographs I took while visiting the New York Botanical Garden , where twenty works by the British sculptor Henry Moore were on exhibit. Moore in America is currently at the Atlanta Public Garden through October 31, 2009.
Amid the extensive collection of books about Moore in the NYBG’s bookstore, I was surprised to learn that Moore designed textiles at the close of World War Two. Visit the Henry Moore Foundation website to see images of his textile works and a photograph of his wife, Irina Moore, sewing one of his fabric designs into curtains for their home!
No trip would be complete without checking out the area’s botanical gardens. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, although less than twenty years old, gracefully combines the natural beauty of Maine’s landscape with more formal gardens such as the new Lerner Garden of the Natural Senses. The integration and imaginative use of stonework throughout the gardens is exceptional.