In the Museum Garden

Yesterday, my photography club, the Shenandoah Photographic Society, held a photo shoot at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Virginia. We arrived in mid-morning and, after greeting each other following a long Covid-enforced separation, we each set out on our individual paths to photograph the environs. I chose to go to the garden area. The gardens were the formal gardens of the Glen Burnie House of James Woods, one of Winchester’s eighteenth century founders. The gardens feature many pathways leading to a variety of points of interest. The photos that follow reflect some of the sights that attracted my attention and that of my lens.

A squirrel poking out of a hole in a large tree greeted me as I entered the garden
One of many statues, this one in the Japanese garden portion of the park
The sundial says it’s 11:05, just as my watch confirms!
This Japanese maple, dressed in fall plumage, graces the edge of a small pond
A weary traveler resting on the step of a stile in the stone fence surrounding the gardens
A long arbor leads to a statue, here rendered in black and white

Published by Norman Reid

I worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 27 years in the field of rural community and economic development. I retired a few years ago and have been devoting my time to photography and writing. I've been a semi-pro photographer for more than 25 years and sell my work on the Web. I live in rural Virginia not far from the Shenandoah Valley.

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