It's The End Of An Era
I'm feeling a bit sad today as one of my favourite local sites will no longer be seen.
This is my neighbour's house which is at the entrance to the mews. As you can see it is covered in virginia creeper.
Or should I say WAS covered in Virginia creeper?
The house was recently sold and this is the sight that greeted me yesterday when I went outside. 😢
The creeper in now in the skip. Yep. It's been removed from the house. This makes me so sad as it brought me so much pleasure over the years.
How could you not be cheered by such prettiness?
Although, to be honest, not all the neighbours shared my view. Many feel the whole house is an eye sore and the creeper had gotten out of hand.
John wasn't too thrilled sweeping up the leaves for weeks over the autumn either but I loved it.
The photograph below was taken a couple of years ago so you can imagine how massive it had got. The top picture is a closer likeness although that one's a year old too. It was covering the windows and was all over the roof.
I was waiting to see if the house could become one big lump of creeper but now I will never know. 😢
RIP Virgina and thanks for the many beautiful memories.
This final one is a particular favourite. It's what greeted me as I turned to walk towards my house.
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