As you have seen from other architectural drawings I've posted here, Cambridge, Massachusetts is full of beautifully wrought woodwork and house details. This facade has a handsome mansard roof and woodcarved cornices on all the floors. The porch with its archways is especially impressive. I did dozens of studies of these buildings on site but I believe this one was done from a photograph as it is just too precise to be done outdoors sitting on a shaky stool. Also the branches are bare which means the image was taken in wintertime, when it would be too cold to draw outdoors.
The trim was painted a lovely mint green though you can't see it from this image. I rescued this photograph from a very faded poor image in my files. I never get tired of drawing these old houses and I wish more of them had survived in Northern Virginia.
Brown ink and watercolor on illustration board, about 8" x 11", November 1980.
Mildly sorry for the lack of seasonal references and best regards, but I'm just not that into it. Instead, I wish you strength to get through the next three months of winter.