Although almost half my life has been passed in cities and in
far from home, the landscape of outback Australia
is a persistent presence in
almost everything I
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THE WRITING LIFE
The greatest virtue of a white garden is the way that, towards evening, its
flowers seem to gather and hold the light. In a white garden, trees and shrubs
and even hard landscaping slowly sink from sight as darkness falls, leaving the
white flowers afloat on the surface of the night.
The flowers of the Gothic garden, although not truly black but the deepest
shades of purple, magenta and chocolate, melt quickly into the dusk. But
when morning comes they are at their most mysterious, stubbornly drawing the
light, slow to show themselves, carrying forward the intensity of night into
the new day.