Tuesday, 15 July 2008


Check this out! I just found it on a design blog, via yet another design blog. Apparently it's in Christchurch, New Zealand, and it shows the complete Lord's Prayer.

They are box, btw.

What would you like to have written in box at the bottom of the garden?

Original photos by Andrew Budge


emmat said...

I've just been looking at this again. It is totally hilarious. I mean - I'd love to have that. But I'd prefer some poetry. And I would need the box to be in a better font.

Zoë said...

I think its fabulous, although I would fret constantly and get others to check my spelling before being totally happy! (dyslexic).

Think I would have either an extract from The Lover and The Beloved (Song of Solomon, Ch2) as we had this as a reading at out wedding in 1986, or possibly an extract from Edward Fitzgerald's translation of the Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam. something along the lines of 'Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend. Before too into Dust descend; Sans Wine, sans song, sans Singer, and - sans End!

' With them the Seed of Wisdom did I sow,And with my own hand labour'd it to grow: And this was all the Harvest that I reap'd - I came like the Water and like the Wind I go'. Maybe in a fit of picque, William Blake's 'Poison Tree' or 'The Clod and Pebble' which is very close to my all time favourite poem. So much choice! Now I just wish I had a big enough garden.

On a similiar vain, I often photograph engravings of prose and poetry I find in gardens. I love them, my favourite so far is an elergy for a dog.



Arabella Sock said...

I think I would take inspiration from that great poet and bard Mick Hucknall and have it say

Heaven is a place,
A place where nothing,
Nothing ever happens.

R. Pete Free said...

Cylindrocladium buxicola

Alex said...

I'd arrange it like a giant Scrabble board with each letter in its own moveable container so you could see who is the wordmeister.

Zoë said...

hahahaha Pete, very good!

VP said...

You could have a heart shaped edging with the name of that person who won't be mentioned for at least a week in the middle.

RPF's joke's very good BTW.

Saw Mamma Mia last night - Colin Firth takes his shirt OFF this time girls!

emmat said...

I went to Vista last night (the garden chat forum at Mus of Gard Hist) and it was about Chinese gardens. I knew NOTHING about chinese gardens, especially not that they are full of calligraphy of philosophical aphorisms. The one I want inscribed?

Gentle wind
Clear moon
They don't have a price

The Black Finger Nail said...

It would be so much better if you all think outside the Box!

William said...

Mine would say "do not park here, there is a Porsche underneath"

emmat said...

that has made me nearly pull a muscle laughing. Sighs of joy.