For the past few years I’ve thought that the cypress tree in the eastern corner of the Boggy Brae garden was thinning. In summer, especially, it looks quite bare. The snowy photo was taken in early March 2008, the other this month, February 2016, confirming my suspicions.

I don’t know how old the tree is, guessing possibly 50+ on account of things people who used to live here have said.