The long view

This is the first post for the new meme hosted by Xericstyle.

The idea is to take a wide angle view showing a good proportion of the garden and to show the same view every first of the month from the same spot, with the same wide angle.

I had thought I would show you the view from the bedroom window that looks down onto the formal beds with the back border behind and the left hand border to the, eh, left, with the circular rose bed and the small island also in the view.

But that includes rather a lot with lots of scope for cheating and homing in on the part that looks good at the time; so I choice the view from the top floor of the house which I look at when I’m ironing.  For the image I had the camera on its widest angle setting which is equivalent to 24mm.  I am leaning out of the window slightly to include the pergola around the terrace.

Just below the Italian cypress is where I stand to take the first image for The Slope on (was Tuesday) now Thursday, you can see the Perovskia, I hope this helps you to orientate yourself.

Just below the Italian cypress is where I stand to take the first image for The Slope on (was Tuesday) now Thursday, you can see the Perovskia, I hope this helps you to orientate yourself.

The same cypress is right at the right hand edge of this image

The same cypress is right at the right hand edge of this image

The path edge is the Upper Slope Path; to the left is where the Magenta zone is so hopefully you’ll be able to see that through the year too.

Thank you Xericstyle for this idea; why not choose a view of your garden and share it with everyone warts and all!

You can see the Large Island, the Drive border and the some of the Upper Slope Path.

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28 thoughts on “The long view

  1. This is a great idea, and if I can think of a place to photograph from, I may join in. I’ll be following along, in any case. This is an angle that shows your gardens in a new way – should be interesting.

  2. You chose a great view of your garden for the meme. We can understand the nice layout and relationship between the structure and the plants quite easily from there.

  3. Hi Christina! I really like this idea too! I was away today though but will definitely try and do this, even if it’s just for my own records. I know the exact spot where I can get a good wide angle view. I will also be able to tell how long it takes Adam to tidy up some of his rubble that he created when he started his shed 😉 !!

  4. Hmmm…it will be challenging to pick a vantage point, but this is such a good idea that I plan to give it a go. Yours is quite inclusive. It will be fun to watch it change through the seasons.

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  6. I’m glad you choose this view rather than the formal bed, it gives me the idea of being far more dynamic than the other view. With such a pretty view to keep you company while ironing I bet you’ll never get tired of it, do you? Well in this case I could bring you over some of my ironing too, just to keep you busy…
    What is that pale blue on the right of the cypress? I can’t spot it in the closer picture, it’s a nice colour.

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