Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Longfellow, my sixth grade crush

I met two very dear clients at the Longfellow House in Cambridge today. We were planning flowers for a garden tea there next week. It was a rainy day, but the gardens were lovely. I caught some squirrels on the porch where lemonade and cookies will be served. Just down the street "The Village Blacksmith" building serves sandwiches now and upstairs live drawing classes are held each Saturday. Do you know "The Song of Hiawatha"?

5 comments:

An Urban Cottage said...

I didn't know they had such beautiful gardens there. I've been wanting to get over to Torrey Row to do some photos for a post on the Loyalists. George Washington lived in the Longfellow house for nine months during the Revolutionary War. It's hard to imagine that was in our back yards.

Shelley said...

UC- didn't know THAT about the house, but was told this morning that the house was given to Longfellow by Nathan Appleton and that it had previously been owned by John Vassal. Not much has changed on Brattle Street.

rachel said...

I know nothing about Longfellow himself, but when I was a child and read anything and everything I could find, I cherished my copy of The Song of Hiawatha. Good to be reminded of it again.

And my, what a nice house!

webb said...

What lovely gardens! I want to visit, too. (said sulking!)

flowers on my table said...

What a very pretty place. Love Linda x