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Some winter angles on the abbey

While I was out with the camera today, I took some photos of the abbey from angles from which the abbey is visible only in winter, when the leaves are down.

It’s not an easy job to build a photogenic house, but it sure is fun to live in one.

The pile of debris is left from the pine-clearing almost three years ago. Ken is putting it into piles to make rabbit habitat. We call this area the rabbit patch. If you startle a rabbit eating clover in the yard, the rabbit patch is where it runs to. It’s also near here where we’ve seen baby rabbits in early summer.

Black and white

Antiqued duotone

Darkened and spookified


  1. highlander wrote:

    great pictures
    even better than the artist’s impressions on various house plan websites
    not “too sweet”
    the pictures contain a light hint of “spookyness”, what goes perfect with the concept of the house (or cottage, as the English would say; house or hall is for big formal buildings)
    and yes: you are coming closer and closer to what you planned
    my wife and I envy you
    p.s.: please excuse my poor english, my native tongue is german

    Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 6:28 am | Permalink
  2. admin wrote:

    Sometimes at dusk on gloomy evenings, the house does have a certain spookiness about it. Much, of course, will depend on the landscape. It’s going to take a few more years for the landscape to mature, but my intent is to have such a profusion of flowers that the English cottage look will predominate, except, perhaps, in winter.

    Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 8:52 am | Permalink

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