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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Where you live where you live

As many of you know we live east of Melbourne
close to our beautiful Dandenong Ranges
and just down the road from the Yarra Valley 
in the aptly called Shire of Yarra Ranges

When we first moved here many years ago
we were able to see the outline of the hills from the back garden

Of course over time things in suburbia change
6 foot fences are changed for taller ones
Evergreen and deciduous trees are planted
Trees grow so the view becomes very different
Some of the older single story weatherboard houses
have been demolished
Taller structures are appearing all over the place
The whole outlook from our house has changed completely

It is only at this time of the year
when next door's old oak tree has lost its leaves
I can actually see the TV masts on the hills

This is the view from my laundry window  
If you look above the tin roof of our old garage
You'll see I've made a little white mark on the hills
just about where those masts are

click to enlarge these pictures

I've cropped this one 
and if you look carefully
you'll see 
I'm not telling whoppers lol
I can also see them if I stand on tippytoes
near the drainpipe
right at the end of the garage
but only there
because if I stand anywhere else on that line
the tree trunks get in the way:((

Also has to be on my toes because I'm short
and next doors shed cuts into the view lol

So for a short while in the winter when that tree is bare
I am reminded of where we actually live
and why I don't mind looking out
over the top of a tin roof
and through a tree with no leaves

Is there anything you can see one season
but not another?


  1. Yes, I see them. :)

    And, yes, there are things I can see at home in the winter that I cannot see in the summer. Most of it is neighbors! In the summer when all the leaves are on the trees and bushes we have a rather private space in our back garden. As the leaves drop, it is easier to see and wave to our neighbors. It all works out. Just when we are spending time outside in warm weather, we have privacy. Our neighbors are all very nice so we enjoy seeing and waving to them.

  2. What a wonderful hills you have there. Shame you don't seem them all year round.

    Enjoyed your post lovely to read.


  3. It is summer here now so the leaves in the lane are in leaf and that is all I can see from my bedroom window. In winter I see right across to the sand dunes by the beach 3 miles away.

  4. During the summer, the woods lessen the view of the colorful sunsets behind the house, but I can still view the sunrises in the mornings, my favorite time anyway!

  5. Our view here will not change, not in my lifetime anyway. Our nearest neighbour is a good 500 metres away. We are not permitted to sub divide the land we are on which includes our neighbours because we are in the middle of of the water catchment.

  6. For me, it's the Neighbors too. Beautiful mountains! Thanks for your kind words.

  7. We are thinking alike today huh?;o)
    Have agreat wk.

  8. Hi Cathy, I don't see my neighbours yards during the summer as the trees are so full and green but I hear their voices so I holler hello and we begin talking over the fence. We are all good friends and we visit inside during the winter time and out side during our summers. I have wonderful neighbours who have much nicer yards than I do. Hope your husband is doing well.......:-) Hugs


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