Made of the highly prized cedar of Bermuda, the gateway to “Oxford” in this watercolour painting speaks a fancied welcome to you:
Open me! Do! Walk upon the sprawling lawns! Enjoy Oxford’s flowering hedges and its songbirds!
Latch the gate behind you. Peer around the bend. There’s the white-roofed manor house overlooking the Caribbean!
You might hear something like this:
“High tea will be served by the seaside at four! ”
The gracious hostess serves featherweight scones with tropical preserves and whipped cream, along with hot tea in bone china cups and saucers!
(While on a Christmas vacation in Bermuda, my husband and I photographed many such beckoning gateways.)