Its beautiful weather here in London at the moment and I plan to spend some time in the garden this weekend.
And thinking about that led me to choose these photos for today's Sepia post - photos of the garden I grew up in.
This is the garden from my bedroom window - the bedroom I shared with my sister:
You can just see here the garage which we were occasionally allowed to climb up and sit on, one of my favourite photos which I've already posted here. Just off to the right of this photo, this side of the garage, was a pond.
And here you can see my bedroom window. And it had bars! I don't know if they came with the house (which was new when my parents bought it) - or if they put up the bars. I guess it would have been pretty unsafe and would have had to be locked without the bars.
I like the random wheels in these 2 pictures - I don't know what their story was.
My mum - with my (big) brother. Behind her you can see the beginnings of the copper beech hedge. Mum and dad sowed that when they first moved in - in my memory, it was always taller than me and was perfect for hiding in, and for birds nests.
This is just outside the back door, by the swing. My brother is facing the camera, and with backs to the camera are my sister - on the left - and me in the middle on the chair. We saw a lot of the friends we are with here, their parents were good friends of my parents.
And the swing. We loved the swing so much. It was a climbing frame - and sometimes a substitute for a tree house, we used to put planks across it and make a den. And sometimes it was just good for swinging...
And here are my parents, who loved gardens and gardening - and passed the love on to the three of us.
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