Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday, 5/7/14

Tulips in Dublin, Ireland. Photo by James Westwater

Tulips in Dublin, Ireland. Photo by James Westwater

Happy Spring! And for me, happy end of the semester! Looking forward to catching up with blog posts now that it’s (technically, though dissertation research continues…) “summer vacation.”


(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

I know it’s hard to believe for many people in the U.S., but spring really is coming. One way to hasten its arrival is to cut a few branches from what will be a flowering shrub or tree. When you bring the branches inside and put them in water, you “fool” them into thinking that spring has arrived, and they bloom. Sometimes the sight of those blossoms is enough to give us hope for the not-too-distant future of warmth and rebirth.

Here’s an older post, “Forcing Spring,” on the subject that has links to some good how-to sites.


(Almost) Wordless Wednesday, 12/11/13

Photo by Henry Domke, www.henrydomke.com

Photo by Henry Domke, www.henrydomke.com

It’s been quiet on the TLN Blog front.

But, the book is out! Therapeutic Landscapes: An Evidence-Based Approach to Designing Healing Gardens and Restorative Outdoor Spaces, by Clare Cooper Marcus and Naomi A. Sachs. Here’s a review in ASLA’s The Dirt: “An Evidence-Based Approach to Therapeutic Landscapes.”

We’ve been having lots of great discussions on Linked In, Facebook, and Twitter.

And semester #3 of Naomi’s PhD program is almost over!

Hope everyone is enjoying a festive holiday season.


Wordless Wednesday, 8/28/13 – Pearl crescent butterfly

Henry Domke Pearl crescent butterfly

Pearl crescent butterfly. Photo from www.henrydomke.com


Wordless Wednesday, July 3, 2013 – Prickly poppy

Prickly poppy (Argemone)

Prickly poppy (Argemone), Marfa, TX – Photo by Naomi Sachs

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday – Happy Spring!


β€œIt is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke


(Almost) Wordless Wednesday, 2/13/13

Possumhaw Berries

Possumhaw berries image from www.henrydomke.com

This image is from Henry Domke’s fabulous new website, henrydomke.com. Henry is not only an incredibly talented photographer, he also happens to be one of the nicest guys I know. For a healthy dose of nature imagery and to learn more about his installations in healthcare facilities, visit his website.


Wordless Wednesday, 12/12/12 – That’s a lot of 12s…

Photo by Henry Domke, www.henrydomke.com

Photo by Henry Domke, www.henrydomke.com

Wordless Wednesday – Autumn Japanese maple

The afternoon sun shows off the sculptural elegance of the Japanese maple at the Washington Park Arboretum’s Japanese Garden in Seattle. Photo by Filiz Satir


Wordless Wednesday, 10/17/12 – Morning glory vine

Morning glory vine. Photo by Naomi Sachs