Sunday, April 27, 2014

Orchard House

"Love is a great beautifier."
Louisa May Alcott

Yesterday I spent a few hours by myself and took a tour of the house 
where Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women.
Literally saw the desk where she sat, pen in hand, putting words on the page.

There were so many things I loved about these few hours.
I enjoyed the time by myself doing something just cause I wanted to.
I love that I drove by this rich slice of history on the way to meet a friend for coffee.
I loved the chilly, rainy afternoon
and imagined there were many such days through history just like this one in Orchard House's front yard.
I loved listening to a tour guide who very obviuosly loved what she was doing.
I loved learning.
I loved the rain drops on the branches
and the beginnings of new life.

I guess what the Beatles sang is true...
All I needed for a lovely Saturday afternoon...
was love!

 Joining friends for


  1. I love historic home visits. Such a great feeling to walk through history. You captured it beautifully.

  2. This post is full of love and since I loved "Little Women", I can add to the list. Lovely, historic tour, Adrienne. Did I ever tell you that my sister's name was Adrienne? And, she was an artist as well :)

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  3. I love historical sites such as this - you can not help but wonder or imagine 'a day in their life'. Beautiful location, wonderful collection of details in photographs of a delightful rainy afternoon.

  4. Beautiful! Little Women is one of my favorites! How interesting to be able to visit the place an author was inspired by and see where they wrote their works!

  5. Putting this on my "to visit" list! What a perfect way to spend the dreary day!!

  6. Going on my to visit list also. Lovely photos.

  7. Have lost count of the number of times I've read that book. The last time was just a few weeks ago. Thank you for the little tour, Adrienne.

  8. I remember visiting Alcott House nearly 29 years ago. My husband and I stayed in Concord on our honeymoon and visited most of the literary and historic sites around.

  9. Oh how I would LOVE to visit this place! "Little Women" is a book AND a movie (albeit the June Alyson, Elizabeth Taylor version) that I adore! I so vividly remember checking this book out of the town library when I was in elementary school and becoming enthralled. Gorgeous photos, I really like the shallow depth of them a dreamy quality. Thank you for joining in at Song-ogrpahy.

  10. Oh what a wonderful afternoon it must have been. Your photo's are so lovely. That 2nd image is just fabulous. I loved Little Women, it was such a great book.
    So glad you spent time doing something you love.