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Summer is gliding away. . . but custom summer house portraits last for ever

Looking back on my favorite summer home portraits and gardens   

In the words of American Poet, Sarah Helen Whitman:

"When summer gathers up her robes of glory, and, like a dream, glides away."    

I hope you all have had a wonderful summer and have enjoyed the magic of this time of warmth and color and growth.  And while the season may now be disappearing, the good news is that art lives on!  As do these portraits of an array of gorgeous homes and gardens in various parts of the country.  Please enjoy this short selection of summer homes and gardens, starting with this delightful Portland bungalow -- first from the front, but you will not believe what the back looks like!  (Keep scrolling...)

The Magic Garden that is tucked away behind this Portland OR home

The Magic Garden that is tucked away behind this Portland OR home

 

Victorian cottage in Chicago IL which is well over 100 years old and survived major Chicago fires and other calamities.

Victorian cottage in Chicago IL which is well over 100 years old and survived major Chicago fires and other calamities.

 

Craftsman home in Old Town Alexandria with its native garden growing wild.

Craftsman home in Old Town Alexandria with its native garden growing wild.

 

Award winning garden adorning this welcoming Craftsman home in Fort Worth TX.

Award winning garden adorning this welcoming Craftsman home in Fort Worth TX.

 

Bright summery portrait of a home in Bethesda, MD

Bright summery portrait of a home in Bethesda, MD

 

Vibrant summer bungalow portrait in San Diego, CA

Vibrant summer bungalow portrait in San Diego, CA

 

Tudor Cottage in San Antonio, TX

Tudor Cottage in San Antonio, TX

 

Beautiful summer garden and Cape Cod home in Rockville MD

Beautiful summer garden and Cape Cod home in Rockville MD

 

Historic home with summer garden in Washington DC

Historic home with summer garden in Washington DC

 

Breezy Ranch style home in Bellaire FL

Breezy Ranch style home in Bellaire FL

 

That's it folks. Short but sweet. I hope you enjoyed seeing these creative homes and vibrant gardens which I then turned into works of art.

Being that it is now September. . . it's time to start thinking of beautiful original house portraits that you might like to give as gifts this holiday season.  I love to get such orders early if possible.  I will shortly be announcing my 2019 Holiday special, which is 10% off all custom portraits and a further 5% on top of that for existing clients.

But don't feel compelled to wait for that.  Get in touch with me and let me know what you have in mind.

Cheers and happy fall!

Leisa