Long Hill is a 114-acre (0.46 km2) estate in Beverly, Massachusetts USA and is managed by the Trustees of Reservations. From 1916 to 1979, the estate was the summer home of Ellery Sedgwick, author and editor of The Atlantic Monthly. The estate contains a Federal style home with formal gardens, 2 miles (3.2 km) of hiking trails, woodland, meadows and an apple orchard.1 The 5 acres (20,000 m2) of cultivated gardens and 100 acres (0.40 km2) of woodland grounds are open to the public daily. There are two miles (3 km) of trails.
This is a path through the garden leading up to the estate in early spring, taken 4/14/11.
Featured in this group on 4/16/11 (All Things Poetic, Artistic, Philosophical).
(Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity. ~Lindley Karstens)
Nikon D300, Photomatix and finished in Picnik (1 raw image), handheld, 200 ISO, f/6.3, 18×55 Nikon Lens.