Vintage landscape: Stockholm

fushias in Olympic Park, 1912, Stockholm, Tesniska MuseetFuchsias at Stureparken, Stockholm, Sweden. Photographed in June 1912 at the Olympic Games,” an autochrom by John Jäderström, via Tekniska Museet Commons on flickr.

The Stureparken is a small park in a wealthy area of Stockholm near the Östermalm Athletic Grounds, site of the 1912 Games’ equestrian, fencing, and tennis events.

Vintage landscape: shady spot

%22As you like it,%22 Library of CongressGarden of “As You Like It,” the James Harper Poor House, East Hampton, New York, ca. 1915, by Frances Benjamin Johnston, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Commons on flickr.

Poor was a New York City businessman (dry goods) and Shakespeare devotee, who, in 1899, bought a shingled American Colonial country house, part of which was built in the 17th century. He then changed its style to English or Tudor Revival — all half-timber and stucco, as was so fashionable at that time.  Today, the property is The Baker House 1650 bed and breakfast.

The Sunday porch: Austin, Texas

A repeat porch from June 2014. . .
Austin dogtrot, 1935, via Texas State Archives“Remains of log dogtrot house near Webberville Road. . . Austin Texas,” 1935, probably by Fannie Ratchford, via Texas State Archives.

Unfortunately, it’s a little out of focus, but still beautiful.

. . .  I woo the wind
That still delays his coming. Why so slow,
Gentle and voluble spirit of the air?
Oh, come and breathe upon the fainting earth
Coolness and life!

— William Cullen Bryant, from “Summer Wind