Ever since the beginning of times, farmers have enclosed their precious land to keep animals in and strangers at bay. My greatest passion is landscaping. I just love incorporating architectural elements such as wall and gates in the landscape. Living in New England, stone walls are an integral part of the landscape as rocks and stones are so readily available as a result of the retreat of the last Glacial Age. On Sundays, my greatest pleasure is biking along the country roads lined with magnificent stone walls.
Below I share a few photographs I've taken over the years in my own garden as well as a few I took in a very special private garden in nearby Westchester County, NY. Two also from Provence and one fully half-way around the world in Malaysia.
A view of our most recently built stone wall
Wall near Les Bouries, Provence
This walled tree in Provence makes a great visual statement
A very small section of the stunning stacked flat stone walls
at the Four Seasons Resort & Spa on Langkawi, Malaysia.
It took seven years to build all the walls of the Hotel's property.
Private Gardens in Westchester County estate
Peacock Gate detail from above
I love the simplicity of a weathered raw wood screened fence.