The PEEPSHOW presents APRIL (EYE) CANDY / Day 3
This Kent, Connecticut garden appears unequaled in appropriateness (at least to my now weary eyes). Designer Robert Couturier sets the stage for magical evening strolls or joyous summer fetes through the use of an inviting lawn, a backdrop filled with simple evergreen shapes and accents provided by antique statuary, Today, while driving through parts best left unnamed, I couldn't help but notice azaleas bushes crafted into the shapes of building blocks; nandinas resembling sad pyramids, and rhododendrons somewhat reminiscent of Snooki's previous bouffant which should have photo-shopped out (or exhibited in a gallery devoted to modern horrors). The verdict is still pending on the persons responsible for these transgressions against nature; are the landscaping crews who thrill at the approximation of monstrous machismo, while handling electric clippers and cutters in the style of Leatherface or Dexter, guilty? Or at fault are the disinterested home-owners who give vague directions and quickly return to the ceaseless thrills of on-line shopping or extended sports-coverage on a million and one cable channels?
Truthfully, other than mild irritations, it's been a beautiful day, and tomorrow promises to be equally spectacular. My recent estate-sale find of two silver-leafed garden stools can be picked up next week and can't wait to see them nestled in a bed of Japanese spurge and lily-of-the valley. Hope you're all finding your own groove for the season.
PS: Today's soundtrack is Alex Cortiz's Magic Touch (Magnifico!)