An English Garden

Carlisle, England sits on the west side of England right up next to the Scottish border.  Google places it at a latitude of 54.54.  In North America it would be north of Prince Rupert, British Columbia and south of Ketchikan Alaska.  In other words a northern rain forest.

But as often happens, passion cares nothing for circumstance.  We are privileged to know a woman who keeps a disciplined garden in what is otherwise a wet, windy and gray environment.

The ticket is lots of work in the shoulder seasons and the pulling of a few weeds during after dinner strolls on summer nights.

In the States condos often include fountains or statuary as signs of class and distinction.  Up Carlisle way they went with “architectural follies”.  The one in this movie takes the form of a ancient church ruin.

The garden is a beautiful oasis.  A wonderful place to escape from the world while getting closer to it.  I hope you enjoy your brief visit.

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About Paul and Karen Brisson

Producers of SlowTV. Scenic videos that use light and motion to explore the natural world. We make them, watch them and enjoy sharing them. Please watch and comment.
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5 Responses to An English Garden

  1. Wanda Cooper says:

    Paul and Karen:

    I am not sure if my first reply made it to you. I love this blog. Beautiful flowers are a winner every time. Thank you for finding “The Garden of Eden”, or is it “The Garden of Liz”?.

  2. Deborah says:

    I agree with Wanda. Beautiful flowers – what color!

  3. Larisa says:

    I like it almost as much as I like your garden. 😉

  4. Don says:

    Not bad but not your best. Perhaps more time on what you consider the prettiest would have been better. Or on what you think we think would be the prettiest. Or….
    Don

  5. Paul says:

    In terms of technical quality this is the best garden movie to date. Much time was spent on the balance of light and richness of colors. The bit where the sky, folly and plants are all properly lit may be one of the best shots I have ever taken.

    I could have had more confidence in the apple shots and lingered a bit which might have improved the rhythm but I try not to dwell on shots with no motion when working against a two minute deadline.

    So while I will concede the editing problems I stand by the photography.

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