Thursday, October 16, 2008

Orchard House, final pic

I immediately fell into awe when I caught sight of Louisa May Alcott's home as we pulled up to it! I think I started holding my breath as I took these pics! I was walking the very foot paths Louisa and her family did each day so long ago!

So I wouldn't have to wait a 1/2 hour until another tour started, the ladies were nice enough to bring me to one that had already started. (The lovely woman who was the tour guide brought me to the 3 rooms I missed at the beginning once the tour was done & right before another started!)

My heart was pounding in my chest and tears kept threatening to well up in my eyes as I listened to the history of the home and the Alcott's. I wish I could've been alone in Louisa's room for a few moments so I could try to picture her there, writing away at her desk's, day and night.

What a wonderful, warm & creative home with Louisa & her writing and May & her art! (Though I don't get as much of a warm feeling from Bronson Alcott, their father).
Unfortunately no pics were allowed to be taken inside.

We went over to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery on Bedford Rd. to Author's Ridge afterwards. (Pics coming soon!)

I may go back to Orchard House on Saturday. (I feel a very emotional & inspirational connection w/this place).


windy city girl said...

aw, i'm jealous. i can't wait to see pics :-)

Hedgerow Rose said...

Ahhhh! I love this! Thank you so much for sharing these over on my blog. :) So jelly you got to visit--it's definitely on my wishlist for some day!

Jo said...

You're welcome Laurie! I'm so glad you enjoyed them!