Back in 1996, the Willow Cottage balcony looked like this....and we looked a lot younger!
To provide some shade, we went through many umbrellas....some vanished.....blown away in winter storms
There was no hint of ivy on the staircase then!
But we all knew there was no stopping its growth
and it soon began to creep upOnce it started to cover the shade awning,
Allen and Henk got out the serious garden tools.
And cut it down!
We added some curtains to create shade.
And are enjoying the new view
Cora and I love to put favourite sayings on the office bulletin board and we think this little tale of the balcony changing back to a new version of its old self is a small example of what T.S. Eliott meant in this maxim!