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Winter at Longwood

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Photographer Carlos Alejandro spent more than a year traipsing around the new Meadow Garden at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, looking for just the right shots. “I was there at dawn in near-zero temperatures after a snowstorm,” he says of one particular shoot. Here, Alejandro shares a sampling of meadow images from his winter collection.

Dawn after a night of snow

 (Left): A fern in the first light of a March day. Hoarfrost on a frigid morning in December.

A beech tree in dawn’s frozen light. 

Witch hazel toughs it out in mid-February.

Mallards on Hourglass Lake weather the first snow of winter.