|Our house 60+ years ago|
|The wall along the edge of the garden|
|The face in the window|
Do you ever start, what seems a little bitsy job only to find it ballooning and expanding until it becomes a major operation. As long as we can remember there's always been a hedge growing on top of the wall. Every year we've tried to trim it back to keep it in some sort of order.
This year, 'Chainsaw Man' thought he'd cut a bit of the brash off, to tidy it up a bit. We've had three full trailer loads so far, and hardly started.
Next job has been pulling out half a century's ivy that's entwined itself through the stone blocks.
Once we've cleared the last piece ivy
the next step will be rebuilding the wall.
We were given some old photos of our house a few years ago. I enlarged one of the photos as I scanned it today. A little blonde girl appeared to be staring through the window watching us. I can tell you it gave me goose bumps a bit. Can't decide whether it's just a shadow on the curtains. What do you think?
I really love this old house. Perhaps there'll be a shadowy figure of me at the window in fifty years time watching the next occupants as they work. That'll give them the creeps for sure.
In the meantime, back to the job in hand. Hope the weather holds. I'll post some more pics as we progress and when it's completed.