Color Photos of Marley
Looking directly south over Marley Commons.
Uncle Tobs was obsessed with an unobscured view from Marley, and he spent an untold
number of hours chopping away at the trees which grew on the face of the
south hill. From his bedroom, he wanted to look across Marley Commons all
the way to the English Channel (which was in fact possible on clear days),
and he was determined that no leaves or branches should interfere with his
panorama. At all times of year no matter what the weather, he insisted on
walking. Even in frigid temperatures the walks continued, only somewhat
more briefly. He particularly enjoyed walking at night, inasmuch as his
body-clock seemed to function better at night. Well after 10 or 11 he
might take Denise's arm with a persuasive comment such as, "You know, you
only get so many full moons in your life, and there's one tonight. Don't
you think we should see it?" They would wander through the woods around
Marley, which were particularly stark and beautiful in winter, losing
themselves far away from the established footpaths.
The woods on the northern side of Marley.
Looking toward the southeast in autumn.