|Do these stepping stones above the water call to you?|
Part of this is related to a photographer's trick: leading lines. The lines that lead your eye through a picture can lure your feet through a garden. (For a tutorial in using leading lines in your photographs, see this from the wonderful Saxon Holt.) Have a look at some other features that work the same way.
|Now imagine this lawn without the stepping stones. Don't they reinforce the directional siren call to the back corner?|
|The jar attracts your attention. The archway beckons. The curved pathway takes you by the hand and pulls…|
|The Toronto Botanical Garden obligingly includes pathways through the garden beds. I can't resist, myself. Could you?|
|This zigzag of stonework and repetition of classical urns sings, Come closer, closer. Don't you want a closer look?|