Have you ever looked around your yard or neighborhood, and wondered what it looked like 100 or 200 years ago? I think about that kind of thing. It was brought to mind recently because I was reading a "Title Abstract" for a property in which we had an interest; the history of the property was fascinating, starting as a farm, being passed down to the owner's son, then subdivided, and then some lots being combined because they were too small for the houses to be built upon them. My house has a deed, but not a Title Abstract, so to see the past, you have to go to the courthouse and look at past deeds. It is wonderful to handle pieces of history like that, the papers typed or even handwritten (if old enough) by people long gone, and absorb the history of the ground on which you stand.
So what has this to do with Garden Tuesday? Easy. This is Old Madison Lane.
This is the west side of the street; you'd have been viewing this side of the trees from a cow pasture, or from the front yards of tiny houses which were supposedly along the street 100 or more years ago.
Happy Tuesday, everyone!