Mar 21, 2009

Orchard House

Remember last year when I said I wanted to go here? Well, I finally managed.

My sister lives outside of Boston in an area where you can't turn around without running into some historical figure's stomping grounds. Literally. Since she's moving in a few months, we're trying to fit in visiting all these places before she ships out. Topping the list was a visit to Louisa May Alcott's home, Orchard House.

Alcott's home is pretty amazing. The family's progressive lifestyle is evident everywhere (the girls were allowed to draw on the walls, baskets of old theatre costumes are still intact and piles of books rest everywhere). It really is worth a visit if you're in the neighborhood.

These snowdrops were right outside the door. The fact that it was drizzly and 40 something outside was no deterrent to them. I'd like to be that resilient!


Bumpkin Bears said...

Hi, I just found your blog. I love your illustrations. What an incredible house in that photo and I just adore snowdrops :) Catherine

Ben Hatke said...

Oh, what a house!

I wish I could find a place like that for my girls.

Kelly said...

That house looks amazing. Louisa May Alcott is one of my favorite authors, so I will most definitely take your advice and visit her home if I'm ever in that area!

GloamingDesigns said...

oh this is wonderful!! i lived in Boston and somehow, i forgot to visit Orchard House. but, i think i'm going to make it a "must do" on the list for my visit home next month. thanks for the idea!

foodiechickie said...

Oh Louisa May Alcott's house. Awesome! I have to jot that down as a place to visit. I loved Little Women.

elizabeth said...

oh, how cool! I've been a big Louisa May Alcott fan for a long time. Visiting her home would be like a fantastic pilgrimage. So exciting!