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Lush Grounds

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Garden path
Winterthur, Delaware (July 2017)
DxO ONE + 32mm/1.8 ASPH

As I shared in my last post, Winterthur is filled with amazing gardens, grounds, and landscaping.  Definitely a place to explore over the course of all the seasons.

Winterthur

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Butler’s pantry
Winterthur, Delaware (July 2017)
DxO ONE + 32mm/1.8 ASPH

Americana at its finest.

For anyone not familiar, Winterthur is the fifth largest historical “house” (if you can call it that) in the United States.  At a 175 rooms and over 96,000 square feet of interior space, I’m not sure it qualifies as a house anymore.  And that’s just the main structure.

Winterthur was built by the one of the wealthiest families in the nation, whom were also responsible for the nearby industrial chemical giant, Du Pont.  That should give a sense of the level of wealth required for such an edifice.

Cindy and I visited the estate for the first time this past weekend.  Prior to going there, I had heard of Winterthur, but thought it was just a few gardens, some minor furniture collections, and little else.  What I had learned by word of mouth from others really didn’t interest me, so I had never delved deeper into the subject.

Wow.  Was I ever wrong! Continue Reading →

On Parade

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Pink tiger lily
Central Maryland (June 2017)
DxO ONE + 32mm/1.8 ASPH

Here’s the latest addition to our side garden… some pink tiger lilies.  Their heavy exotic scent drifts to all corners of our yard, and their bright color makes them the center of attention.

Southern Magnolias Begin To Bloom

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Close-up of a southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) blossom
Central Maryland (June 2017)
DxO ONE + 32mm/1.8 ASPH

I’ve worked at my current employment site for over 11 years now, and it took me an entire decade to discover that they had a southern magnolia (magnolia grandiflora) tucked away in an obscure area that doesn’t get much foot traffic.  I saw this tree for the first time last year — long after it’s normal blooming season — so I’ve been eagerly waiting for the blossoms to pop again this year.  Which they did just a few days ago. Continue Reading →

Spotted While Driving

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Self-Heal (Prunella vulgaris) blooms in the roadside gravel -- Spruce Knob, West Virginia (July 2016)DxO ONE + 32mm/1.8 ASPH

Self-Heal (Prunella vulgaris) blooms in the roadside gravel — Spruce Knob, West Virginia (July 2016)
DxO ONE + 32mm/1.8 ASPH

Roadside Reds

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Bee Balm -- Spruce Knob, West Virginia (July 2016)DxO ONE + 32mm/1.8 ASPH

Bee Balm — Spruce Knob, West Virginia (July 2016)
DxO ONE + 32mm/1.8 ASPH

After Five Weeks of Rain

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Captured with film -- Central Maryland (May 2016)Leica M7 + Kodak Portra 400 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Captured with film — Central Maryland (May 2016)
Leica M7 + Kodak Portra 400 + Leica Summilux 21/1.4 ASPH

Pinks to brighten the day -- Central Maryland (May 2016)DxO ONE + 32mm/1.8 ASPH

Pinks to brighten the day — Central Maryland (May 2016)
DxO ONE + 32mm/1.8 ASPH

Which version do you like better — film (the top image) or digital (the bottom image) — and why?

Midday Beauties

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Iris blooms -- Central Maryland (May 2016)DxO ONE + 32mm/1.8 ASPH

Iris blooms — Central Maryland (May 2016)
DxO ONE + 32mm/1.8 ASPH

Asphalt Stars

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Playground parking lot -- Central Maryland (May 2016)DxO ONE + 32mm/1.8 ASPH

Playground parking lot — Central Maryland (May 2016)
DxO ONE + 32mm/1.8 ASPH

Not Much Longer

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Quickly growing -- Central Maryland (May 2016)DxO ONE + 32mm/1.8 ASPH

Quickly growing — Central Maryland (May 2016)
DxO ONE + 32mm/1.8 ASPH