After the summer sun and autumn colors, early winter brings snow and ice to the ornamental garden.
The once flowing water has frozen overnight, but the morning sun is starting to bring some life back into the fountain.
The privet hedge is still green under its layer of snow, but everything else about the landscape is dull.
But it is not a solemn scene; far from it, the blue sky promises a clear day ahead, and we are wrapped up warm against the cold.
As we breathe our breath freezes in front of us, and out footsteps crunch on the ice, and it feels good to walk and to feel so alive.
It is winter, and soon we may get to yearn for warm days again, but for this moment, we are glad to be able to enjoy this winter landscape.
At the gates of the Royal Estate stands a vehicle.
At first this seems quite normal.
Then we notice that the vehicle is a Miami Ocean Rescue vehicle, and here we are in rural England.
Are we expecting an exceptionally high tide soon?
This is an original photograph which has been digitally transformed to give you a distinctive work of art to grace the wall of your home or office.
The strange combination of the old gates and the modern vehicle make this a great conversation piece, and it would work well in a dining or family room, or in an office setting.
This image is also available in greeting card format, and would be ideal for formal or informal notes.
After a long winter, spring returns to the ornamental garden, and once again water can be heard running in the fountain.
Along the path pretty flower beds enhance the feeling that spring has finally come.
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