The Sight of Spring

December 22, 2009 at 3:54 pm 2 comments

With the January/February 2010 issue at the printer, we’re already thinking about our March/April magazine. We’ll be bringing the welcome sight of Spring to your door with a feature on George Griffith ’56 and his striking water lilies and lotus flowers. Griffith has been one of the early financial supporters of the Arboretum at Penn State and has also donated some of his water lilies to a pond at the Arboretum.

Back in August we sent Pittsburgh photographer Scott Goldsmith to shoot the gardens surrounding Griffith’s home in Ligonier, Pa. It’s clear that Goldsmith was very inspired by what he found blooming in the 32 ponds scattered on Griffith’s 60-acre farm. The images are too beautiful to keep them to ourselves, so with 6 inches of snow on the ground and Spring feeling a long way away, it’s the perfect time for a sneak preview. Here’s a little shot of color for these white-washed winter days….


Carole Otypka, art director

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    […] we could imagine: a gorgeous shot of a water lily (or is it a lotus?) from one of the more than 30 water lily and lotus ponds of George Griffith ’56, who cultivates these beautiful plants on a farm near Ligonier, Pa.—and […]

  • 2. Trying to Coax Spring «  |  February 24, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    […] art director, Carole Otypka, worked on this story in January, when the Pennsylvania winter was already getting pretty old. She felt it would be the […]

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