Click on the photo to make it bigger. Between the pond and the buildings, there are hedgerows of privet, newly trimmed. I only started to appreciate the privet (Ligustrum) after I saw it like this from a distance.
It's also nice up close when it's in flower.
These panicles of fragrant white flowers are reminiscent of lilac.
Here's another view of the hedgerow in winter. Click to see.