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Garden in the Round: 1970

Garden in the Round: 1970

July 1970 Our house and part of our yard shot on Kodachrome with a fisheye attachment. Around this time most of my father's grapevines were suffering from the phylloxera blight, which explains the non-living state of the Thompson Seedless vine on the arbor. View full size.

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I love these. I even have a "tterrace" file in my Shorpy sub-folder in my EphemeraNow folder.

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Still there

It's pretty much still all intact, if overgrown. Here's a section from a Bing bird's eye view showing the boundaries of what had been our yard. (I've also indicated the location of the 70s hair photo.)

Is it still there?

Tterrace, is your parents' old house still there, and if so, is all the land still with it? How large was the property, anyway?

[There's a partial answer to your question here. - Dave]


This is how the Seventies looked to me, too.

Have to ask

I know that Marin County is favorable to gardening, among other things, but the amount of attention and sheer effort, shall I say love?, that your father put into this garden is amazing. And I have to wonder how much the three youthful family members were enlisted in the hard labor of the effort. My parents' garden struggles (against Florida sand and insects) put me off the outdoors for the rest of my life.


GREAT SHOT! Never a dull photo if a fisheye lens is involved. The stepping stones are perfect, they lead you right on down that fabled garden path --------- what mysteries await?

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