Our cottage and garden in dawn lighting. August 2010

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Comments (19)

cindy555 on September 24, 2010

Nice one BB Cheers Marion

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Jim Mills on September 24, 2010

Thanks for being the first to comment on this photo and the "like" Marion. It was taken at six o' clock in the morning. Notice the smoke coming from the chimney. It can be cool here even in August! - bb

David Brown Photogra… on September 25, 2010

I am intrigued by the pattern on the lawn Jim Are you practicing crop circle making? Or is this your Celtic art for hot air ballooners?

Lovely photograph indeed my friend and I am sorry to learn that your warm summer is on its way out.

Jim Mills on September 25, 2010

I'm surprised Marion didn't comment on the strange "pattern" on the lawn Jethro. It's what's known as a "labyrinth", and ours is based on the "Chartres Labyrinth". I initially laid it out by attaching my mower to a cord attached to a stake in the centre, then progressively working my way into the centre forming concentric rings. Then I had to mark all the "fiddly" turns in the labyrinth! The distinction between a labyrinth and a maze is that you tend to get lost in a maze (also has high hedges to obscure the way), whereas with a labyrinth, you simply follow the path to the centre and then back out again. I was inspired to do it after beamish girl went to the real thing at Chartres itself about three years ago. So I've had the dubious pleasure of maintaining it for that long! Best wishes - Jim

dardani.m on September 26, 2010

Wonderful place it's very nice photo. Like3 My Best Greetings...

Jim Mills on September 26, 2010

Thanks very much dardani for your visit, comment, and like. Greetings from beamish boy - IRELAND

WiJarn on September 26, 2010

Beautiful place. Like Greetings from Thailand.

Jim Mills on September 26, 2010

Thanks very much WIJARN for your visit, comment, and like. Greetings from beamish boy - IRELAND

David Brown Photogra… on September 26, 2010

Thank you for the excellent explanation Jim.

3 years, now thats a commitment. I lost patience with the whole notion of growing grass in less time than that. I am well impressed.

Jethro

Teresa Jankowska on October 27, 2010

very nice place - L

Jim Mills on October 27, 2010

Thanks again Teresa - bb

Pamela Norrington on October 27, 2010

Hi Jim, I love the notion of a labyrinth. Years ago I visited the one at Groomsbridge Place, Kent. It's a double spiral so you just keep walking in one direction. Is that how yours works?I'll be back in Foxford in November - you never know... I might just nip in and walk yours! (just kidding!) Greetings from a gloriously sunny and colourful Colne Valley Pam

Jim Mills on October 28, 2010

Hello Pam. Nice to hear from you again. Glad you like this early morning picture showing our cottage and labyrinth. Yes, it does work as you describe. To clarify, I'll pinch the description I gave to Jethro above:

It's what's known as a "labyrinth", and ours is based on the "Chartres Labyrinth". I initially laid it out by attaching my mower to a cord attached to a stake in the centre, then progressively working my way into the centre forming concentric rings. Then I had to mark all the "fiddly" turns in the labyrinth! The distinction between a labyrinth and a maze is that you tend to get lost in a maze (also has high hedges to obscure the way), whereas with a labyrinth, you simply follow the path to the centre and then back out again. I was inspired to do it after "beamish girl" went to the real thing at Chartres Cathedral about three years ago. So I've had the dubious pleasure of maintaining it for that long!

While I have your attention Pam, you might like to know about my new companion Panoramio site - see this link:

http://www.panoramio.com/user/5131586

I'm using the name Beamish (beamish boy has grown up!), but I'm still keeping this site to upload many more old pre-digital photos that I still have to show.

All the best - Jim

Pamela Norrington on November 2, 2010

Hi Jim, here is a version of the double spiral I mentioned but this is laid out using fairy lights - no fiddly turns to mow! http://guerrillalabyrinths.wordpress.com/2009/04/07/spiral-light-labyrinth/

Pam

Jim Mills on November 2, 2010

Thanks very much Pam. I visited the link, and the fairy lights work really well! But I think I'm stuck with our grass one for a bit yet! However it is lovely to walk it on a fine day when its been newly strimmed, so long as I don't break my meditation too much by noticing bits I've missed! Best wishes - Jim

AndyMartin on June 19, 2012

We've been admiring your photos for years and only just now have joined to share some photos. We feel like we know your home from all the photos over the years, thanks for sharing!

Jim Mills on June 20, 2012

Glad you've been enjoying my photos Andy. You're welcome to see this beautiful part of Ireland and our humble little cottage through my photos. Thanks for all your comments. Best wishes - Jim

AndyMartin on June 20, 2012

A year or so ago we spent some time touring your garden while taking a road trip on Google Maps, a favorite pastime. Some day we're going to drive County Cork for real. We started on Sheeps Head and are heading north, slowly! There are so many beautiful places, and you capture them so well, thank you.

Jim Mills on June 20, 2012

Thanks again Andy. Hope you do make it "for real" some time, and that the weather favours you! Cheers - Jim

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  • Uploaded on September 24, 2010
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    by Jim Mills
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ38
    • Taken on 2010/08/08 06:11:15
    • Exposure: 0.167s (1/6)
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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