I put a capital N on Nature and call it my church – Frank Lloyd Wright
Celebrating Frank Lloyd Wrights 150th birthday (born, June 8, 1867)
Frank Lloyd Wright’s home, Taliesin East -Spring Green Wisconsin – August 25, 2005
“Whether people are fully conscious of this or not, they actually derive countenance and sustenance from the “atmosphere” of the things they live in or with. They are rooted in them just as a plant is in the soil it is planted . . . They now have a certain dignity and pride in their environment; they see it has a meaning or purpose which they share . . .” Frank Lloyd Wright
Yarrow in our garden – photo by Francis
Hanna House by Frank Lloyd Wright – May 27, 2010
“We no longer have an outside and an inside as two separate things…
they are of each other.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright ~
Cheers ~ Bruce
Beautiful place and certainly creates a nuance of order without looking mlitary
Bruce, Yet another example of how humankind can live in harmony with the Earth, should we choose to do so. Thanks for the commemorative on Wright, one of my favorites, too. Beautiful photos, too, as usual.
Your welcome Katherine. When we visited the Hanna House which is located on Standford University, what was also neat about it was the Hanna’s themselves. Of course they have passed on, but both husband and wife we’re academic leaders and early proponents of early childhood education (and understanding.) The beautiful environment they lived in must have really helped stimulate their live work, as a beautiful environment to be in does for every person.
a wonderfully inviting
house from which to go
inward and outward, Bruce 🙂
Yes… so balanced and what the world needs so dearly. A sort of middle way.
Beautiful photos, Bruce, and the quote from Frank Lloyd Wright.
We who live in large urban centers can easily lose our connection with the natural world of which we are an intrinsic part. In removing the capital letter from “Nature” and “Earth,” we make them insignificant in our lives. Immersed in humankind’s glorious creations, we can easily forget that without the natural gifts of the Earth – too numerous to list here – we would cease to exist as a species. As a result, we are caught in the illusion of the economy versus the environment.
That is why I believe the greening of our cities is so important, on so many levels – their transformation from mere places of commercialization and consumerism into life giving spaces, helping peoples well being and modeling a gentler world, and conserver societies.
As for the illusion of how we must choose the economy over the environment, I recall writing about this in my post “Practical Change” https://throughtheluminarylens.wordpress.com/2015/04/30/practical-change/
I began by saying “Modern civilization has largely fallen into a dualism that seems to put ecology and economy as two opposing forces”, when “in reality, the two, are interrelated.” Eco or “oikos” – translated as home – is the root word of each. They’re not opposing forces…. they’re synonymous and inter-related.
I’m always encouraged from your comments, Rosaliene. As Charles Brandt commented to me recently ” we’re all in this together.”
Fabulous, thank you! Love his architecture!
So glad…. your welcome Cynthia.
This is a great series of photos for this week’s challenge. Beautiful!
Thank you kindly. Frank Lloyd Wright did know how to bring order to buildings from the elements of the earth.
A teriffic choice for this week’s challenge “order” Bruce. Wright was the master, no doubt about it.
Thanks, Tina. Whenever my wife and I travel to U.S, we try to identify at least one Wright masterpiece to visit on our journey.
His brother built a couple very FLW derivative houses at The Holler.
Where’s the Holler Cindy? Is it possible this was his son, David?