A walk in the woods: Posted on October 30, 2011 by kininvie Forêt de Soignes, Belgium, 30th October: Can a forest be a garden? If not, why not? Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestEmailTumblrLike this:Like Loading... Related
Well if these fabulous pictures are anything to go by, I would say, yes,yes, yes.
The trouble is, there’s not a lot of summer interest…
It must be the perfect time of year to visit Belgium- beautiful. My answer to your question brings to mind squares and rectangles. I would say every forest is a garden, while every garden is not a forest. Kind of like how every jack-o-lantern is a vegetable, but not every vegetable can be a jack-o-lantern. (Have you carved your Halloween carrot yet?)
Some forests – sitka spruce – are definitely not gardens, so the question remains open. I have not carved a Halloween carrot, but I am considering bananas, inspired by this: http://dailypicksandflicks.com/2011/04/13/awesome-banana-carving-art-picture-gallery/
What defines a garden? Surely it doesn’t require a gardener. I find, ONLINE, this definition: ‘a fertile and beautiful region.’ LIke a sitka spruce forest.
I really must establish some limitations for your access to the web. Those carved bananas are distressing. And I am having nightmares about neeps.
You obviously haven’t seen a Scottish sitka forest. Nasty, gloomy, wet. I’ll make sure there’s one in the First Ever Transatlantic Twitter Murder Mystery.
I just hope the internet world is ready for our First Ever Transatlantic Twitter Murder Mystery. I am.
Absolutely it can. And you’re in Belgium…it looked very local. Hope you’re enjoying a good break!
Hello Janet; I’m distressed to read about your lack of solidarity on the neep front, and I have taken you to task on Linnie’s blog. I’m glad you like the Belgian beeches….
certainly as beautiful. BTW, just caught your cloud pruning post – impressive.
Thanks Laura; you are the first person to be kind about my cloud pruning!
It’s nature’s garden – one of the prettiest and nicest kinds! It’s absolutely beautiful!
Nature can also produce some pretty horrible gardens, if you ask me. But I agree – although a beech forest like this one is about as man-made as they come, in some respects.
That’s a beautiful place! I was thinking the same question a few days ago, when I saw a natural meadow, surrounded by highways and lanes and yet beautiful and perfect I nearly went off road to look it!
So I think that yes, a forest, and a natural place can be a garden.
Beautiful. Can’t wait for the murder mystery.
Sorry, premature comment syndrome. Meant to add wouldn’t fancy clearing up those leaves.