“It was such a spring day as breathes into a man an ineffable yearning, a painful sweetness, a longing that makes him stand motionless, looking at the leaves or grass, and fling out his arms to embrace he knows not what.”
? John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga

The beautiful Bookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland … clothed in the colors and light of spring.


Image taken with the Nikon D300 and the 18-200mm vr Nikon lens. Editing in Photoshop CS4 and 5, Corel Paint, Nikon Capture NX2. My thanks to Florabella for the beautiful textures.


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  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 1 year ago

    Oh that is indeed a very beautiful scene, Lois!

  • Hiiii Mel!!! Thank you!!! It’s such a beautiful place!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Lovely gentle tones

  • Thank you, Kala!!!!!! I’m glad you said that … i made several versions and this was the softest … I thought this gave the gentlest mood!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 1 year ago

    Very lovely, Lois!

  • Hello, hello darling girl!!!! Thank you!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 1 year ago

    I feel as if I’m stepping into a dream – gorgeous work, Lois!

  • Oh, Celeste, what a beautiful comment!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteover 1 year ago

    Beautiful and peaceful

  • Hello gorgeous girl!!!!! how are you doing?? Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 1 year ago

    Absolutely gorgeous Lois. A stunning shot x

  • Hi Pauline!!!! Wonderful to see you!!!! Thanks so much!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 1 year ago

    Lovely work, Lois.

  • David, great seeing you!!! Thanks so much!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 1 year ago

    Lovely scene Lois …

  • HI Tom!!!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    A very creative & unique view !

  • Great to see you, John!!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 1 year ago

    just wonderful indeed

  • Hi Tina!!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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