I thought I would take the images for today’s post yesterday evening, but the sun shines directly into the lens (and one’s eyes) so they aren’t very helpful in seeing what’s happening, first thing this morning wasn’t much better, I prefer those taken at about 3.40 pm this afternoon.
Here are the images taken at about 7pm.
In the next images I stood at the front of the terrace but still in the centre; they show a 180° view, I hope you get an impression of what it all looks like.
I’ve been meaning to write about my thoughts on paths and pathways for a while now, but it will probably have to be when not a lot is happening in the garden during August; but if you read gardening magazines how often do they show views along pathways? A lot, I think you’ll find. I began thinking about this when I was photographing the Spring Walk on a weekly basis; the outcome is that I can already see that the layout of the beds and paths here don’t work from this window. When I planned it I didn’t want to have the path leading off at right angles to the window but there does need to be a view into the path which looks much more interesting if you look from the end of the terrace by the table.
Do you find you learn a lot about the layout of your garden when you photograph it? Sometimes it can help resolve a feeling of dissatisfaction. I realise for example that when I sit here on the terrace my eyes are directed to the distant view rather than resting for a while ‘in the garden’. I have a couple ideas already how I will tweak the view from here so thank you for choosing this view, I don’t think I would have concentrated on this without writing about it here.