I'm stealing pictures and info from my wife's blog, Get Out The Map!
that chronicles her Airstream restoration and other topics of interest.
My buddy Dean at work pointed out the nice â€œbirds eyeâ€ shots available at http://local.live.com.
Put your address in the search box and be sure to click on â€œMapsâ€ under the search. Once you find your spot, you can chose road, aerial, or birdâ€™s eye. The pictures below are birdâ€™s eye views.
This is approximately the 7.5 acres that the bank lets us call home, looking at it from the north.
It's spring 2006. You can see the vast wetland that runs along the western border of our property, and the woods to the south of our house. The little stream I've photographed on occasion runs east to west separating the green cultivate (more or less) area from the wildlands.
This is the view from the south, where Elly points out 'Rosie' in the driveway.You can see various beds scattered around the place that will eventually coalesce as the lawn shrinks. The largest area is the vegetable garden and the old shed near the bottom, with surrounding borders and a cold frame in the northeast corner. East of the vegetable garden is the water garden. My little rock garden is east of Rosie in the driveway. Â Paths around the edge mark the dogs' invisible fence boundary.
These aerial views are useful for garden planning, I think. Â Maybe not so much on a city lot scale. Â But I have fun looking at these and imagining what I might do for my next big project.
So go find your garden on local.live.com
. Do a screen capture. Â Post a picture, then come back here and tell everyone about it. Â Follow Elly's directions (above) and use IE or maybe FireFox. Â (It doesn't like Opera at all.)