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Path

Looking through my photos on my hard drive, it would seem that I have a thing about paths - I was spoilt for choice!

This is a picture of the field at the back of hobbitmum's house. You will note that there is a mowed pathway in the picture, and it extends for about 100 yards. How strange, you might think, to have a pathway going nowhere....
path over the field

It came about because hobbitmum's neighbour had a chainlink fence on the side of the garden backing onto the field, and she used to get her husband to cut the strip of grass on the other side of the fence (in the field) so that the weeds didn't come through the fence. Then horseriders, dog walkers etc seized on this nice smooth piece of grass in the field and used it constantly. This did not suit the lady of the house, who became distressed that a) her strip of grass was getting "untidy" and b) people were walking right past her garden on a daily basis. So she got her husband to cut another strip, this one bypassing the garden, and going right up to the gap in the hedge, meaning the dogwalkers and horseriders used this path instead.

Seriously, he cut a 4 foot wide, by about 100 to 150 yard long triangular strip of grass every single week, right up until she died...



I love woodland paths. This one was at Alexandra Palace.

path Ally Pally
And this one was at Leeds Castle.

Leeds Castle 6oct 009
These were both at a place called Temple Cressing, in Essex.

path at temple cressing 2

path at temple cressing
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A very beautiful collection! I particularly love mowed paths. We have two ourselves, as the main part of our garden is kept as a meadow, and we just cut two paths through it for access to the compost heap and the gate.
Those are all lovely, I can't pick a favourite. Although the one mowed by the gentleman makes me smile!
I love the story of the mowed path! And the picture, as well. It looks very inviting. But I have to say I'm a real sucker for wooded paths. There's just something about walking under trees...
Those are wonderful choices. I'd love to take my dog walking along any of those paths.
You do like paths! Great pics.
Such lovely paths and I like the path cut into the grass going nowhere. Makes me think all kinds of magic things, like maybe at just the right time, for the right person, it really does go somewhere...
What a wonderful collection. I love the mowed path, and the story attached to it, and I am also greatly intrigued by the water feature in the last pic.
Many beautiful paths. I enjoyed the story of the man who had to mow all those years until his wife died!