The wall in the picture is called a ha-ha. I didn’t know that this was the name for this kind of feature. What is the point of a ha-ha? I got this from google; to give the viewer of the garden the illusion of an unbroken, continuous rolling lawn, whilst providing boundaries for grazing livestock. Seems straightforward enough.
I’m really annoyed with myself for not taking more pictures at Gilbert’s house, but I was, as they say; “very in the moment”. Now that is one of those classsic phrases that ordinarily I would say “what the heck does that mean”? Well, apart from rather pathetic pictures I took I didn’t even think about it until towards the end. It somewhat gives me an excuse to go back again. I’m OK with that.
I haven’t started Gilberts book yet, I have two other books (three if I’m honest), but I’m not sure. It’s a bit of a recurring dilemma for me, a book I really want to read gets bumped down the reading order, because another book I really want to read pops up. Now, the issue is Lee Miller, I didn’t know about her until I read about her in B&W photography and then went to her exhibition where I bought the book.
I’m going to continue with the street photography and the history of Hampshire. I think Lee Miller will move down the list. I feel more commited to those two, and definitiely Gilberts book than Lee’s. Sorry about that.