The Old Rectory


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Aerial View -July

By roses382, Jul 26 2017 02:37PM

A couple of weeks ago, I found an aerial photograph (third photo) taken, I think, in the summer of 2005. It was fascinating as not much was recognisable, and it made me realise how much things are constantly changing and growing. Many of the trees that we originally planted (such as the Orchard) were just tiny dots on the original photo, and now the trees tower above my head, laden with fruit. So I wanted to record the garden as it is now, and managed to find who came and took some fantastic shots on a very lovely day. My timing was a bit off as a few weeks earlier would have seen the daisy meadow in full flower, and the grass looking a bit fresher than it did at the time of photographing (although today, after coming back from a few days in the Highlands, it looks as though we have had more rain since we have been away, than for the whole of the summer).

The photos make everything look neat and tidy, just like a model village. If you look closely, you can even see my garlic crop drying nicely in the sunshine!

We were really pleased with the results, many thanks to Pete Box for taking the photos.

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