Every December, holiday decorations transform the White House into a truly magical and festive scene. Green wreaths topped with red bows traditionally adorn each of the windows around the Executive Mansion. The decorative wreaths dot the white backdrop complete with a blanket of snow on the North Lawn, as captured here by artist Marcia Long. With an eye for the beauty of the natural world as well as an appreciation for architecture, Long receives inspiration for her landscape and botanical watercolors from such historic settings as Colonial Williamsburg.
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