Tuesday, September 13, 2011
A bridge from below
When I first used this photograph in a column in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, I referenced the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. It was at the height of the Iraq War, and I could scarcely believe that what once must have been a magnificent ancient site had existed in about the same place as 21st Century, war-torn Baghdad.
I love the plantings on this bridge at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. I frankly cannot tell, even at full screen, what is planted on the iron trellis, nor what the yellow annual is (lantana, perhaps?). I do know that the hanging vines are Virginia creeper.
The day I took this photograph, I didn't climb up and walk across to the children's garden. I was content just to see the graceful curve of the bridge and the beauty of the vines and flowers from below.