Elizabeth wrote a post here about her garden as she sees it from her second story window. I don't have a second story window but I liked the idea of looking at my garden from that high. So my DB got the extention ladder out so I could take a few photos before the sun got too high the other day. I thought I would show you around from a squirrels viewpoint. I must warn you this is picture heavy and not a lot of narration. Don't get dizzy and fall off the ladder. You can see here how the knot garden was revamped after I lost so many bushes last summer. It still needs work of course. Don't worry I am working on it, or at least thinking about it.
As you have noticed I have made many flower beds as circles so the Mowerman doesn't complain too much about having to stop, back up etc. Luna is under the apple tree.
When I first started taking these photos Luna was wondering what in the world was going on. Here she is looking towards the east side gate where my DB has stepped out of the photo.
Looking straight down from where the ladder was standing you can see a little pathway off the patio toward the east side gate.
If you look off to the west of here you can see the length of the patio.
Straight out from the ladder is a half round at the E end of the patio.
Excuse me, I need to move the ladder. Here I am looking back toward the east.
Now we are going to look straight out from the west end of the patio.
Another look just a bit Westerly.
At the West end of the patio there is the path that leads out toward the Casa if you take the left fork or toward the West gate if you take the right fork.
Excuse me again. I must move the ladder. I took it out under the Locust tree to show you the back side of the garden. Looking East you can see that the sun is getting up. You can see the back side of the knot. Luna is now thinking that this game isn't much fun and it is getting hot out here.
Here we are looking back toward the house. You can see the back side of Lincoln and where the new Tricolor Beech is planted.
When you look West you can see the path that takes you to the Casa.
This is the path that runs behind the blackberries. Sort of a no mans land. Poop patrol is ran here regularly as Luna thinks that no one sees her back here doing her duty. She is right of course because the shrubs and blackberries are growing thick here.
Excuse me while I get off this ladder. I can't photograph this last part becasue of the trees hanging over the path. This wide open area is in front of the yard barn and the big back gate. I have visions as to projects that could go in here but my Mowerman starts shaking his head no and turning purple at the mention. However I don't give up easily.
I hope you enjoyed the Squirrels viewpoint of my garden. Do you have a squirrels viewpoint of your garden? I would love to see it. Be careful if you get up on that ladder.