We are now into the second week of December Squares, hosted by the lovely Becky. The photos don’t necessarily have to be of a timepiece, but are open to interpretation to reflect time in some way, or sayings such as ‘the passing of time’, ‘a stitch in time’, or time running away from you.
Day Nine: “As time goes by”
At the back of my house in Ludlow was a strip of land used as an allotment during the first couple of years I lived there. Neat rows of beans and cabbages and peas. A little potting shed used by the old chap who looked after the ground. I often used to see him sitting in the doorway on an upturned bucket.
The pub to which the land belonged was closed in September 2013. A year later in September 2014 nature was beginning to take over. Rosebay Willowherb which is always one of the first plants to colonise a barren area, has made an appearance and the ivy is now spilling out over the shed roof.
By June 2015 the shed has practically disappeared. Centranthus rubra is colonising the ground in all shades of red, white and pink. Nature is reclaiming her own.
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December Squares | Day Nine
16 thoughts on “Time x Square”
Both sad and amazing that it was taken over by the plants!
Didn’t take long either! I wonder what it looks like now.
I do love to see nature reclaim its place. Hopefully one day, everywhere will look like that. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
If we don’t manage to kill every living thing before then Pete 😦
I think some living things will survive even us. And the they will start from scratch, without humans to mess things up, hopefully. Perhaps insects will be the next real ‘civilisation’ on Earth? Who knows? 🙂
This is a great representation of the passing of time, Jude. I wonder what happened to the old fellow.
Probably went to work on allotment elsewhere, I hope!
oh I hope so too!
My dad used to live working his allotment. He was still young then, but many of the gardeners there were elderly folk. There was a great camaraderie between them. Happy memories. 😃
I think allotments are great places – my daughter had one for several years and loved growing food for the family. It is hard work though.
My sister and I spent many long summer evenings there with our parents in the school holidays. Our dad grew all our vegetables there as well as strawberries and gooseberries. Mom was a great bottler of pickles and chutney. 😃
Think allotments are one of the best community schemes out there ☺️
That man’s little patch of heaven.
We need nature to reclaim more me thinks as generally human reclaiming isn’t great!
I’m glad you thought to take photos of the changes in that piece of land. It’s really interesting to see how quickly nature takes over.
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