Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas at Stratford


It was a glorious weekend in Virginia for saturday evening's holiday festivities at Stratford Hall (complete with music and dancing)! To see the house lit only by bonfire and candlelight, looking much as it would have in the eighteenth century, is an amazing sight. I did try to capture it by camera, but it was virtually impossible.

Sunday morning was bright and cold and perfect for a quiet walk around the estate (while others slept off the effects of the festive libations!). I didn't see another soul, and was able to snap away uninterrupted. So, while I don't have much from saturday evening, I can show you a little bit of winter morning calm on the estate ~ for more, see here.

4 comments:

Ms. Wis./Each Little World said...

The winter garden photo of the espalied tree was lovely but that close in shot of Stratford in all its symmetry and simplicity — it really stopped me in my tracks. Just a bracing, crisp feeling about that building.

Anonymous said...

Together again: One of my all time favorite houses, and one of my all time favorite people! KDM

Style Court said...

I'm headed to flickr now :)

L. said...

I can't wait to see it again in person over New Year's; perhaps I'll be seeing Miss JCB there in person as well?