Monday, February 20, 2012

Rain Garden animation

It can be difficult to visualize a change in the landscape such as how a rain garden functions.  The enclosed animation takes a photograph of a Highlands landscape island and shows how it can be transformed into a rain garden.  An existing “bee hive” inlet is raised to allow for the water to first soak into the ground.  If there is too much rain water, the excess goes down into the inlet before it is allowed to flood the parking area.  As the rain stops, the water in the landscape island recedes.  So the animation shows how the view from a photo can be transformed to illustrate an ecological change – infiltrating water in a landscape area.

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