Isa's Garden

Friday, 25 September 2015
Ever since I was little, my gran's house has been a place of comfort for me. I think there's just something so lovely about going to see your grandparents. And if yours are anything like mine then you'll also enjoy getting fed. I have a really good relationship with my gran and when I'm at uni I phone her quite a lot and we just have a natter about what we've been up to. She always sounds so happy that I called and it really cheers me up. And when I'm back home I'll go and stay at her house. I'm lucky that my gran lives so close and that it's only a 10-15 minute drive away. We have pretty similar taste in tv shows so we normally order in Chinese and watch NCIS/Castle/Blue Bloods box sets for the night.

A few of you may know that my gran had two big operations this summer and is thankfully recovering well. She's been staying at our house but is looking to move home soon. Although it would be just like her to change her mind when she moves home and decide she's staying! But a little bit of me knows that this means she will probably be selling her house within a few years and that makes me a little sad on the inside because I have so many memories there and it's a place of real comfort for me. My grandparents moved to Livingston when it was built and have lived in that house ever since!

I've decided that I'm going to photograph my gran's house the way it is just now. I think these photos might be something that I'd like to look back on in a few years. I don't intend on sharing the photos as they'd be pretty personal(obviously) but I spend a little while photographing her garden recently and I'm pretty pleased with how some of the photos turned out. My gran is a very passionate gardener and I think it's what she'll miss the most about her house. Since she's been ill it's gotten a little overgrown but I kind of like the way that it looks now. Although hopefully I'll get some photos of the garden in it's prime.

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