Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Minor Axis in The Espaliery

A shady garden seat under the 130 year old camellia tree in The Cottage Garden is positioned to provide a view down the minor axis into The Espaliery.

The Minor Axis passes under a Beurre Bosc pear arch, intersects with the Long Axis at ninety degrees and terminates in an espaliered Nashi Pear.   On the Midwinter Solstice the sun rises at the head of the Minor Axis and sets at the end of the Long Axis.
A sundial will eventually mark the intersection of the Minor Axis with the Long Axis, shown in this image by the yellow disc.

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