Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Back to front

When I come to the northern hemisphere (I'm in Boston) I realise how much I navigate instinctively by light and shade back home (Australia).



It comes from years of designing gardens where you're always thinking about north / south / east / west because of the impact it has on living spaces and plant performance.

Here of course everything is reversed: the light is always towards the SOUTH and the lichen grows on the NORTH side of the trees.

The end result is I keep turning the opposite way that I should.

My wife, who doesn't navigate by the sun, has no problem at all and doesn't believe my theory. She reckons I just don't have any sense of direction.

I do.

It's just the wrong direction :)

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