For the Winter/ Spring edition of Western Art and Architecture. I penned a feature on Arizona interior designer David Michael Miller titled Timeless by Design .
Seeing the color shifts in this sparingly planted container at the Descanso Gardens entrance took me back to the interviews that led to the story's Genesis. Listening to David and his admirers changed my understanding of luxury. His rules for timeless design work as well in the landscape as they do with interiors. Let the beauty of the materials take the lead over ornamentation. See the undulating tones of natural materials and rejoice at textural elements.
Back in my own garden, the snake season has opened a day earlier than the previous record.
The visitor is a new. While we didn't get an image of the intruder-serpent, this Monterey Ringed- Neck Snake image by Gary Nafis appears to be a match.
|In Latin- Diadophis punctatus vandenburgii|
http://www.californiaherps.com/index.html is an easily searchable guide to amphibians and reptiles of California. The image by Gary Nafis is used pursuant to the terms listed on the site.