There's much to be said for simplicity. Especially if it's still livable, offering serenity and stimulation.
Does this Marfa house's street-side landscape work? What is its effect? Or what else does it need?
|From the dark gray, asphalt street. Spineless Prickly Pear / Opuntia ellisiana and a lone Thompson Yucca / Yucca rostrata. |
All plants are used often in Albuquerque, but not in such a minimalist fashion. Usually in too busy of a fashion, preferably with some "companion" plants that need to be 3 Merriam Life Zones cooler and wetter. But not in Marfa, and that's refreshing.
Also refreshing, is that this more contemporary theme is not plagued with overcrowded plants. I see that often.
No doubt about it, that's a raw home site, with the power lines and simple house. The constraints of space, including those overhead utilities, are important and part of the context, so I didn't crop them out. But to me, it still seems to lack something.
Or maybe it is too monochromatic on the grays?
|I'm not sure. This angle shows something more interesting to me. Maybe that's the view this front landscape was planned for - similar to how I would plan a streetscape or frontage, to be viewed from vehicle speeds?|
I'm interested in what you think - anyone? Anyone?
(I just realized that this is my 500th post)