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.


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

  2. Gosh, that's gorgeous!

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


  3. 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?

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.


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