Friday, December 25, 2015

Tower or Tree and Merry Christmas to You All!

The Tower of Babel by Barnaby Barford
I thought this was a perfect interpretation of a tree and maybe not a perfectly decorated Christmas tree, but Barnaby Barford put together this installation for The V & A (which is already gone and sold off) of 3,000 china shops photographed by the artist from the most derelict at the bottom to the richest at the top.  The project speaks at its base level about London, the British society and economy and the British as consumers, but it could speak to our economy as well in America.   The Herbal Husband being an architect was why I was drawn to this Tree/Tower as my first thought, but once I knew it was called The Tower of Babel, it made sense to me more and more.  In the Bible, The Lord comes and scatters the people and stops their building of the tower to the Heavens.  We need to find something that will give us more tolerance and understanding of every language and bring us together because we are in the end all human beings and we need to treat each other with dignity and respect.

So Merry Christmas and The Herbal Husband and I hope you are having a wonderful day with your family and friends.  This month has flown by but there are a few more posts to come in my 31 days of blogging!  Continues to be a California Christmas here.  Rain is arriving later this evening, could have been snow!  Going to walk some of those delicious cookies we have gotten from the neighbors!  Here is our Christmas card to you from the Kew Gardens!  I'll talk to you tomorrow!

Season Greetings from Kew Gardens!


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you both!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What an interesting tree!

I had an absolutely wonderful, love and fun filled Christmas with family and new friends.

Have a lovely last week of 2015, and a wonderful 2016 ~ FlowerLady

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Thanks Bev! Hope you had a wonderful day with your family! xo

I'm so glad you had a wonderful day, dear FL! xo