A lovely old home in Maryland, originally constructed in 1790, now the offices of a thriving landscaping business, has been meticulously cared for and is always a joy to view as I pass by. I can just imagine strolling through the gardens with the perfect tall glass of frosted iced tea in my hand, a slice of lemon floating lazily among the tinkling ice cubes. I'd love to feel the warmth of the sun and gentle breezes on my skin as I enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Can you tell I'm writing this from the depths of the frigid, record-breaking cold of a dark winter's day?
Original photographic image taken with the Nikon D7000 and the 10-24mm Nikkor / Nikon wide angle lens at 22mm. Treated to a bit of fun in Photoshop including the addition of some patinerly effects to give it a lovely, gentle pastel look.
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