Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Home Ground

Dark Orpheus mentioned a few days ago that she'd like to take a look at one of my recent purchases, Home Ground, the book of landscape terms. I snapped a couple of quick shots from the book this afternoon--text on the pages should be legible if you click on the pictures.




7 comments:

Stefanie said...

Thanks for the pictures. I am so tempted to get a copy for myself.

Crissy said...

Gosh, that's gorgeous!

I've meant to thank you, Susan, for recommending Field Notes from a Catastrophe. My husband is loving it.

Crissy

SFP said...

Stefanie: you should. I think you'd really enjoy it.

Crissy: Field Notes is such a fabulous book. I have my son reading it now. Are you going to read it once your husband's finished?

Crissy said...

I will read it when he finishes. It's a topic near and dear to us.

Dark Orpheus said...

Hey thanks! I used to love geography in school, and I was a member of the Outdoors Activities Club. I'm still a nature-geek I supposed. ;)

Hoodoo. It sounds fun just saying it.

jenclair said...

Isn't funny what we can get interested in-- given the passion of some author! This is not an area I would have thought of pursuing, yet I find the terms fascinating and would love to browse through it!

Does it include the term "Ha-Ha"? I read
The Ha-Ha: A Novel
a couple of years ago (loved it) and discovered that "Ha-Ha" was a term in formal landscaping around the time of Capability Brown.

SFP said...

It's even more fun seeing the hoodoos, D.O., if you're interested in a horseback riding trip in October. . .

Jenclair, the term "ha-ha" isn't in the book, unfortunately.