Wednesday, 25 April 2007

"Higher Ground" - Stevie Wonder, 1973

May I share a few more exterior photos of our house? (I promise that some interior ones will follow, when we're a little bit more settled!)

First of all, there's that Clematis "Montana" on the top of "Tahiti" in the corner of the garden. Now that it's in full bloom, we've discovered that the vine has crept up into some of the surrounding trees...quite high in the trees, as a matter of fact. I've never seen a clematis vine so assertive!!!

Here are some photos. The color/colour isn't quite right -- in real life, the flowers are pale pink. And as always, you can click on any of the photos for a full-sized version.

Here's the clematis covering "Tahiti" in the NE corner of our back seen from one of the upstairs bedrooms. I took this, and all of the other photos, this afternoon.

A little closer...but from the same upstairs window.

A close-up view of the beautiful vine!

I'm not sure whether you can see it or not...but over the years, the clematis has grown high into the tree in the background!

Any chance that you can see the clematis up in the tree(s)?

Changing topics a's our proximity to the village primary school's playground...this is part of the school's fence on the western side of our garden. We love the sound of the children playing. It's the sound of "life"!

Now, shifting to a view out of one of the front upstairs bedrooms -- our guest room -- we discovered that we actually have a small view of the village church from the window!

And last but not least, does anybody know what kind of plant produces a flower like this? It just started blooming in the garden. It's beautiful --- but I don't have a clue what it is!



At 26 April, 2007 04:04 , Blogger Heather said...

Looks like you've found a lovely home!

At 26 April, 2007 14:30 , Anonymous bronxboy said...

U.S.: beautiful!
U.K.: luvly!

At 27 April, 2007 13:37 , Blogger Janet said...

Thanks, you two!

We've been SO lucky to have found such a terrific house & garden while still staying in the village we've grown to love these past four years.


At 27 April, 2007 14:58 , Blogger Gnightgirl said...

Great pictures. My neighbor has a beautiful clematis that grows over my side of the fence. The fence needs to be replaced, but I can't bear to think of hurting that gorgeous plant.

Everything looks great from your view! I love that you love the sound of the children. There's a huge daycare school being built across the street from my house. While I was hoping it was bars and restaurants, and I'd have my own little Bourbon Street, I guess I'll settle for the sound of giggling children.

At 30 April, 2007 03:11 , Blogger Vikki L. Jeanne Cleveland said...

My neighbor has two beautiful clematis vines ~ one purple, one pink. I do look forward to them each year. They grow right at the edge of *my* back yard, so actually I can enjoy them more than she does. :) You have a beautiful haven, too!

At 01 May, 2007 18:46 , Anonymous KathyF said...

I don't know what kind of flower that is, but it's beautiful. We're surrounded by beautiful flowers this time of year! I've been to Deddington twice in the last week, and I can't get over how beautiful everything is!


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