I was chasing a bumblebee when I saw this view of the Tuleyries Farm, in the Blue Ridge mountains. The farm is next door to the Virginia State Arboretum, near Winchester, Virginia. Many moons ago, the Blandy family gifted the state of Virginia some land to be a boys school in agriculture. Today it’s the Blandy Experimental Farm and state Arboretum. Many moons ago, perhaps as many as the Blandy Farm land exchange, the Tuleyries Farm had the foresight to keep the house and land intact so that I could take this photo. 🙂
It’s a 1/125 a second at f/9, ISO 100. I converted it to a black & white in Lightroom v.4 and did a little tweaking with exposure also.