Wednesday, July 29, 2009

It's not actually pink!

You can always tell the the poor tourism websites by the way they talk about the pink granite at The Gardens!

Phrases like "magnificent outcrops of pink granite, orange lichen" and so forth roll off the tongue, but unfortunately they miss out on accuracy. The granite at The Gardens is grey. In fact it is definitively grey and called Gardens Granite or Gardens Granodiorite if you want to get really technical.

Actually, if you think about it, grey and orange is a much better combination than pink and orange! Still, evolution is not necessarily fashion conscious so I suppose we'd better be thankful that it turned out that way.

If you are looking for a good escape, and are interested in staying at The Gardens, then make sure you book through a website that knows the place and what it is like ... this one for instance!

1 comment:

  1. John,

    I would love to see hook rugs draped all over the rocks in front of your house & they would make a great blog photo for December.

    We are waiting on our article to be published in Textile Forum soon(TAFTA)& then one in an American art & craft magazine in the New Year.

    Love from Jo