Photographer's Note

In early April I was shooting a few photographs at the National Cathedral in Washington. When I saw the two little girls exploring the colorful flowers, all I could picture in my mind's eye was the Impressionist painting, "Summer Landscape," created in 1873. In Renoir's painting hanging in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, a woman with a parasol is seen in a garden. Frankly, I think the scene of innocent children at play, exploring nature, is even more beautiful and more endearing than Renoir's choice of the woman with a parasol.

I recently launched a group theme, National Cathedral, Washington, DC, and this photo will go in that theme. If anyone else has a photo to contribute, please feel free. And if you are in the area and have not visited the National Cathedral, I would recommend putting it among the top of your list of sites to visit. It's a place close to my heart.

Shot in RAW, 10.2 MB

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