Birr Castle Demesne

Sherwood Harrington
August, 2006

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Up until July, the grasses in the parkland area of the Demesne are left to grow as they will, to encourage natural meadow re-seeding.  By August, though, mowing has taken place, and short-shorn pathways crisscross the area for walkers' convenience.  Diane loved to hug the Oak at this nexus of pathways (a real tree-hugger, she).  The post in the foreground is a meridian marker, directly north of the Great Telescope.