November 28, 2013

on the other side of the fence






Our house was built in 1910. During the second world war, the bottom half of our garden was used as a community allotment… pretty cool right? At some point between then and now, it became part of our garden again. The garden is long (over 120 feet), with a towering apple tree mid-way down.

These photographs were taken looking out of our garden. The surrounding gardens belonging to our neighbours are well established, with mature trees, shrubs and well-kept borders. We have low fences and hedges on both sides, affording me a great view of their gardens from ours.

One late afternoon last week, blue skies mingled with a dark storm cloud… the sort of cloud that when combined with bright sunshine, illuminates everything with a deep golden glow and makes it all appear slightly other-worldly. I grabbed the camera to take some shots over the fences and hedges before the sun dipped behind the cloud.

Joining in with Annie's 'how does your garden grow'.

19 comments:

  1. Lovely photos! Great story to have about your garden too :) xx

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  2. I love the light on a sunny late autumn afternoon ~ it's so warm isn't it. Lovely shots x

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    1. yes, it's really lovely to feel the warmth of the sun at this time of year x

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  3. Beautiful, peaceful pics. Much enjoyed :-)

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  4. i absolutely love coming here. your pictures are always so beautiful. sounds like you live in a lovely place. happy weekend

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    1. thank you so much! hope you have had a good weekend! x

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  5. Your photos always make me smile from ear to ear. Looking at these I feel like I am there with you peeping over the fence. What a great history your garden has, bet the soil is good too :)

    Ahhh I could walk around it and get lost in it all...

    Thanks for joining in again, I really do enjoy these posts so much x

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    1. thanks Annie! I hear the soil is very good, we'll soon find out! x

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  6. The leaves look so pretty against the sky! xx

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  7. Love the light in these photos, it give such an amazing quality to them. I particularly like the second one down. Beautiful x

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  8. Love the light in these photos, it give such an amazing quality to them. I particularly like the second one down. Beautiful x

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  9. Wow, your garden is huge, you lucky thing, I love how you are embracing your new garden and sharing your discoveries with us. x

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    1. well it's certainly very long! I love it Gillian… it's so wonderful to have a garden after living in flats! x

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  10. Hello Charmaine. You have taken some lovely photos of golden leaves against a blue sky. I always love to discover someone else blogging from Essex (who also loves Cornwall!) and so I've really enjoyed reading your blog.

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    1. Hi Wendy, thanks for reading! I do love Cornwall so much (you can probably already tell) and it's so nice to find another blogger writing from Essex! x

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