" A photo is a return ticket to a moment in time"

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

The Old Nursery Track....

 A short photographic walk to the ruins of the
original site of Newman's Nursery in "Anstey Hill"
( 1857  -  1871 )

Charles and Mary Newman and their 17 children !!!
tended over 700 varieties of roses on this now derelict parcel of land

Many photos were taken and many were deleted
washed out - too much light - too many shadows
shots that seemed a good idea at the time
but in retrospect were just plain terrible

I guess that's the fun of photo shoots!

The path back down the hill running side by side
to a babbling brook overgrown with lillies and ferns!

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diane b said...

Love the texture of the ruins. fancy having a nursery back in those times. I never knew. Were there any plant remnants?

Andrew said...

And not a trace of a rose left :(

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonder what it was like in it's heyday Dianne, can just imagine all the roses how wonderful, it still has a charm even now after it's been deserted for so long!

missing moments said...

It must have been absolutely gorgeous in its day. And nothing left?

Craig said...

The ferns are eucalyptus trees are beautiful Dianne!

Kay L. Davies said...

Still beautiful, although in a different way.
And you're right, photography is always a matter of throwing out the not-so-good. Luckily, we use mostly digital cameras these days, so the pain of disposal isn't so great.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Jack said...

Ah, yes, Dianne, I know all about shooting away and ending up with nothing good to show for it. You are too hard on yourself. These are pretty.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Yep that is the fun of photo shoots ... the middle of the day is always tough and of course when we are mostly out and about ... there are only so many mornings I am willing to do an early walk.

Camellias and high tea ... a very nice combo.

TonyC said...

I always enjoy your blog Dianne, Anstey hill is another of my favourite spots - one of the places I was taken to when I first came to Adelaide on holiday.