The shortest — and quickest — distance between two points is a straight line. This is great for small spaces or when a high volume of traffic is common.
|The short span between the public sidewalk and private residence in Telluride (designer unknown) with beautiful stone veneer paving.|
|A wide, smooth surface is safe and efficient for heavy use. The rose pergola in the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew, Great Britain.|
|A slower, more enjoyable walk to the front door than the straight alternative, no? (In Denver, CO, designer unknown.)|
|Bravo to the (unknown) designer for this beautiful, curving stairway in Wheat Ridge, CO — a much more pleasant journey than a straight flight of stairs would offer!|
|My backyard in Wheat Ridge, CO features an active pathway of turf that curves and disappears behind a berm.|
|This curved, side yard path by Adrienne Brewer in Denver, Colorado, makes for a pleasant journey.|
|This beautifully crafted "river bed path" in the Asian gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens is stunning to look at and creates a noticeable sensation on the feet.|
|A stone foot bridge in the Japanese garden at the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens in New Mexico, requires a bit of attention if you want to stay dry. And say, what's beyond that bend?|
|My side yard garden in Wheat Ridge, CO, is stuffed to the gills. passage through this garden is definitely slow going.|
|This rough, curving pathway designed by homeowner Holly Finiau fits all of the criteria for a beautiful garden journey.|
All photos by © Jocelyn H. Chilvers.