When I started designing the landscape for Rivendell I chose a segment of a song from The Fellowship soundtrack and I listened to it each day (over and over and over) I designed during the fall of 2007. As I would turn off of White Pine Canyon Road and onto White Pine Lane I hit play - as I walked around the raw site and the unfinished house I hit play. As I moved my pencil across the site plan developing my thoughts, I hit play. I even made the builder listen to the music which was driving and inspiring my design.
I wanted the installed landscape to move me the way the segment of this song moved me. I wanted to capture that moment of crescendo and infuse it into nature. And after all these years of growth, I believe it does just that.
I must be missing Rivendell today.