Saturday, October 3, 2009

in the garden at hildene: manchester, vermont

robert todd lincoln lived here
surrounded by green mountains.
his children, abraham lincoln's grandchildren, made this garden as a birthday gift for their mother

16 comments:

Jacob said...

I had no idea! How come all the important and interesting people lived up in your neck of the woods? I guess they still do! :-)

Beautiful spot, Brattcat and a great photo!

Have a wonderful weekend!

B SQUARED said...

I can't see kids today doing that. What o lovely gesture.

Cezar and Léia said...

Outstanding garden and the story behind it is more adorable!I loved this composition and lights!
oh my sweet Brattcat, many thanks for the beautiful words you left today in our blog!We are so happy!
Have a great weekend
Léia & Cezar

JM said...

This is so lovely! Wonderful shot!

Clueless in Boston said...

Very beautiful garden. I think I remembered reading that Robert Todd Lincoln lived in Manchester (who wouldn't want to live there) and that he was a railroad lawyer like his father.

Vogon Poet said...

Excellent shot, interesting pearl of history. A great gift indeed...

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous spot. I think I could spend hours here finding things to photograph.

Malyss said...

A simple but very moving place, full of love and history..Your picture is looking like a painting..

Anya said...

Very interesting ;)
Its a amazing story...
But for me its a WONDERFUL garden!
:)

Birdman said...

Thanks for the historical connection to the garden.

Steffe said...

lovely.

Sharon Creech said...

Another 'painterly' and beautiful photo. Thank you for letting us visit this place.

mmoc said...

How fortunate that the cake was as good as the view!!

Marie-Noyale said...

Nice children it seems that it's a wonderful quiet retreat.

slim said...

What an incredible birthday gift. She must have been thrilled. Are there caretakers there year round?

Sunny said...

Very lovely with the Green Mountains in the background.
Sunny :)