Photo courtesy of Maleah Matthews Photography
As we ran long distances in cross country we would pass one perfect farm after the other. I became intrigued with the big barns, two-story houses and rows of corn. The geometry was mesmerizing and held a secret world unknown to me (I lived in town and when much younger in the big city of Chicago).
Photo courtesy of Matthew Morgan Photography
We also ran in a beautiful county park filled with prairie, woodlands and streams. I was equally mesmerized by this informal landscape. Today I still enjoy the dichotomy of formal and informal.
Photo courtesy of Jonas Peterson
Why do you need to favor one over the other? Quite honestly, it's the combination that creates edginess in the landscape.