Vintage landscape: wishful thinking

Cross Manor, St. Mary's County, MD, Library of CongressCross Manor, near St. Mary’s City, Maryland, 1936 or 37, by Frances Benjamin Johnston, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Some big boxwood love. The house (with 110 acres) still exists and may be the oldest in Maryland.  Click here to see photos from 2013, when Ted Koppel lived there.

The Sunday porch: St. Mary’s County

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“Lynch Farm, St. Mary’s County, Maryland,” 1936 or 1937, by Frances Benjamin Johnston, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

You can scroll through over a year’s worth of Sunday porches here.
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Vintage landscape: beautiful weeds

“Elizabeth’s Hill, Great Mills vic., St. Mary’s County, Maryland,”  1936-37, Frances Benjamin Johnston, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

What would the world be, once bereft
Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left,
O Let them be left, wildness and wet:
Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.
–  Gerard Manley Hopkins, from “Inversnaid”