I’m taking the show on the road again. For a spring starved landscape designer, my trip to the San Francisco Bay area for the next week couldn’t come at a better time. It is snowing outside here, but it will be spring there.
For three days I will be participating in meetings of various kinds that will help determine a bold and bright future for the Association of Professional Landscape Designers–I serve on its Board of Directors.
Adventure is planned for the rest of my trip with wonderful tour guides–a friend from high school who I haven’t seen since I was a resident artist at Peter’s Valley in the 70s–she still dances to the Grateful Dead, a new friend who I met via a project we coordinated together last year and who is hanging out in San Francisco for a bit, and two people –a landscape designer and a garden writer–who I have never met in the flesh but who have become part of my life over the past 10 years via various internet paths. A different experience is planned for each friend–a walk in Muir Woods, a day trip to wine country and an exploration of the city. I’m very excited to see the San Francisco spring and have the incredible good fortune to have great friends who are willing to show it to me.