An early summer border of mixed annuals and perennials, including zinnias, lillies, echinacea (coneflower), and sedge grasses, explodes with color at sunrise along the edge of a manicured residential backyard lawn near Seattle, with a white arbor in the soft focus background.
Fabergé frame containing a photograph of Tsarevitch Alexei. This silver-gilt frame is enamelled in pale blue guilloché in a geometric design and applied with ribbon-tied floral swags and a laurel wreath in four-colour gold set with cabochon rubies. Mark of Viktor Aarne, c. 1905. Bought by Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, 21 June 1906 (165 roubles).