Appreciation: additional drone footage of Les Souffrettes garden

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  1. emery

    emery Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    The film company sent some additional footage which they had not used in the recent promotional film for the region.

    I banged a sound track on it and stuck it into a video on youtube, which I though you might enjoy seeing. It's a couple of minutes.



    It's amazing to see this and think that, 28 years ago, there was not a single tree near the house except the large Tilia in front! Everything had been cut for firewood, even in the hedges.

    cheers, -E
     
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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @emery, what a beautiful birds eye view of your house and land. I feel more relaxed just watching and listening to your video. Thank goodness for technology.
     
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    emery Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Thanks D! The most amazing thing to us is the snapshot, and how much it's grown out. I have some pics from 1997, with only a few plantings. Some of which didn't survive! The big Tilia on the left of the second picture was lost in the storm at Christmas 1999. I only had a very few maples then, unfortunately. -E

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    Wonderful, magnificent, outstanding ! ;0)

    You know what : you should contact a film or TV company, that's an ideal setting for a film, or a TV series like "Murder in Normandy", or "Murders in the Maples" ;0)

    Seriously, that could bring in extra money, and you could meet intersting people. A friend of mine was contacted a few years ago by a TV crew : they were shooting a film in they neighbour's house and garden. She would cook them meals and let them use the house as a "dressing" room. She recalls it as a great experience.
     
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    emery Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Haha! That's what's going to happen when I continue to spend money on maples! :) Hint: I'll be the murderee, Adele will be holding the blunt instrument. :P Call in Inspecteur Clouseau...
     
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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Huh huh huh... ;0)
     
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    Simply epic!!

    You must have one heck of a lawnmower!
     
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    Beautiful. Nice choice of Prélude à l'après-midi d'un Faune for the soundtrack. It was a lovely 2 minutes.

    Maybe it could be a movie about a tree planter.
     
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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Thinking about writing a short story around that ^_^

    Probably won't, but I like the idea. My family (from abroad) settled in Normandy in the mid-twenties, lots of anecdotes that can be weaved into a canvass of fiction...

    ^_^
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Be sure at let us know when it's out.
    I was thinking that they would be doing useful planting for you while you were filming them doing it.
     
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    emery Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Haha, you bet! Iseki forever! We have a place a few towns away that does used ones, they're still pretty expensive but are really great kit. I got mine some years ago with 800 hours on it, now getting near 1200. I hit something earlier this week and the cutting deck started making a horrible noise; when I looked at it there were a couple of obvious bent pieces of metal, so I just banged with a hammer until the noise stopped... By chance the mechanic was in the neighborhood and stopped by to say hello, he said I did exactly what he would have! :)

    Thanks Wendy! So glad you enjoyed.

    Ah, that's the idea. OK @AlainK , you write the screenplay, I'll pour the drinks and hand out the shovels. Sounds like a good time to me, and easier on the back than planting them ourselves! :)
     
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