Here is all of Garden on Sherlock Street as seen from way, way, way, way, way overhead. The photo is courtesy of Google who recently updated the satellite images of our area.
After some detective work with fellow employees (yes, we lost some productivity time analyzing the images at work one day), we determined that it was captured...
1) in late August or early September
- school was in session--we checked out the area schools
- the trailer being used by the men doing our remodel was parked behind our work place--it arrived about the time school started
- the trees had not yet started to turn color
2) on a Friday
- based on one employee's car being in the parking lot--she works Fridays, Saturday and Sundays
- based on whose cars were in the parking lot
- there being very little shadow
As for GonSS, the forest looks very thick, the locust tree is doing a great job of shading the patio and air conditioner and the little lawn in the front garden which only gets mowed occasionally (and weeded) actually looks green despite the dry growing season last year. I know you can't tell, but I know which dark areas are the tomatoes, peppers and basil.
I've often wanted to demonstrate the contrast for you between GonSS and our neighbors' gardens. I think this shows it well. Other than a couple of small trees in the property to the right of ours, the next door neighbors have only grass. I imagine the wildlife that finds our garden feeling like they've discovered an oasis. Actually, that's how we feel about the garden.
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