One of the chapters in Christpher Alexander’s “A Pattern Language” is “Zen View.” A simple explanation of it is, if you have a beautiful view available to you wall most of it off. Then leave a narrow window or cut-through so that as you walk by you catch a fleeting glance of it. The idea is, if you see it all the time it ceases to be special and becomes just part of the wallpaper. This is mine, as I pass through my music room on the way upstairs, and see the wisteria blooming out of two corner windows. mach-zehnder
This afternoon Brandy and I enjoyed a warm sunny day walking through some of the scenic environs of South Mountain Reservation. One of our favorite spots has always been Hemlock Falls. After the three inches of rain earlier this week, this 35-foot cascade was in fine form.