The Manor Home of Egyptologist Barbara Mertz

I wanted to share some more garden photography I shot at the manor home of Egyptologist and author, Barbara Mertz, Barbara Michaels, Elizabeth Peters. You can view her official website HERE. I took another trip out to Frederick, Maryland to get some more photographs of the gardens in the summer since there were many different plants in bloom than last spring. You can view more garden images HERE. I will be headed out again at the end of the month to do some more work and I am so excited because it such a unique opportunity to learn about the life and work of this talented author. You can read all about Barbara on this blog, created by her daughter! She is famous for writing dozens of mystery novels and non-fiction pieces on Egypt . She also shared my love of all things Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter! So many little details of her Hobbit-inspired garden were straight out of those novels; (I love the dragon on her garden gate).  I hope you enjoy these photos and there are more to come... 
I used mainly my 135mm f/2 Canon lens to get the super blurred out backgrounds in some of the garden photographs.

Garden Gate Handle at the estate of Barbara Mertz