Thursday, August 22, 2019

"The road not taken.................."

..............a snippet from that wonderful poem.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost - Pub. 1916
Robert Frost, pub. 1916

After spending a few lovely days in Vermont, western and northern New Hampshire, 
and the seacoast, we returned to Manchester, Bob's hometown.
Having lived there for a few years long ago, I've seen a lot of places of interest 
in and around the city, but one I really enjoyed going back to, just short ride
 from the city, was the farm home of renowned and much-loved American poet,
 Robert Frost.

Though very hot, it was a perfect afternoon to stroll here for a little while
 taking in the country views, fruiting trees, birds chirping. . . . . . and only a
 few other tourists.

I'm home now and have lots to catch up with including comments - I'll 
stop by soon!
These August days of overwhelming heat are uncomfortable and tiring. 
Our travel back to Raleigh was exhausting with delayed, then canceled, flights
 due to storms . . . . . . . . and arriving home at an ungodly hour! I need to catch
 up with sleep and chores.  Laundry is done, ironing awaits. 
Garden is parched and sad looking, must water deeply today with no rain due. 
Bird feeders need washing and refilling. I'm now kitty sitting for my neighbor
 for the next two weeks. 
So lots to keep me busy - but I'll be back here soon with more of the 
great New England trip, including a fabulous visit to a favorite blogging friend,
discovering some lovely places to eat, a little shopping. . . . . . and a wild ride!


  1. Oh you’re already home! Vacations are all too brief. I am glad that you had some New England time. We New Englanders love Robert Frost. He is one of us. I think many states have Frost connections...even England has a connection. Looking forward to hearing more. Don’t work too hard.

  2. Glad you are safely back. I think airlines all over the world have been affected by weather lately.
    Looking forward to hearing more about your trip.

  3. Glad you are home safe and sound. I look forward to hearing more about your trip. We have had rain almost every afternoon in my part of NC. In fact it is raining right now!

  4. Oh, how I would love to visit the Robert Frost home in person - he's one of my favorite poets! Glad to hear you're home safe and sound, but sorry the heat in your area is still terrible. Here in northern IL, we just finished up with about five straight days of rain, but today is one of those "perfect" days - 73 and sunny! And looks to be only in the 70's for the next 10 days! Cooler than normal weather for August, for sure. Hmm...fancy a trip to the Chicago area right now? ;-)

  5. Glad you have returned home safely after what sounds like a tiring trip. It does take a few days to get things in order again. Looking forward to reading more. Robert Frost’s poetry is lovely. He really evokes a mood.

  6. Welcome back, dear Mary!
    Sorry that your trip back went anything but smooth; cancelled flights due to storms and arriving home at an ungodly hour reminds me very much of my return from Berlin in June.
    The farm house looks nice but it does have a museum atmosphere about it (well, it is a museum, after all); I bet it was even more attractive when it was still a lived-in home.

  7. Lovely to see Robert Frost's home - it is really a charming, delightful property and so fresh looking as revealed by your lovely photos - cool whites, blues and greens, exactly what you were yearning and seeking when you escaped from the heat back at your home.
    Travel not only broadens our minds but does tire us too, but you will soon be back to normal again and thinking about adventures new I am sure.

  8. Your trip to New Hampshire seemed like “A Breath of Fresh Air” Mary! Excuse the pun!
    From the seering heat of North Carolina to the verdant countryside of NH must have been a relief!
    I love the simple lines of Robert Frost’s farm house.
    Mr Google informs me he farmed chickens there and I imagine his interest in botany was sparked by many long walks in the woods.
    I also learnt that it was in London where his poetry was accepted and published!
    A lovely sojourn apart from the hassles of your return flights.
    Returning home to a parched garden is both sad and annoying especially as you put so much time and effort into your beautiful garden.
    Many of my friends have automatic watering systems in their gardens but it seems when they are most needed, the Council announces ‘water restrictions’ and only hand held hosing is permitted!
    I’m looking forward to your next post and I’ve guessed whom you met up with in New Hampshire!
    Shane x

  9. Love Robert Frost. What fun to see his farm and home. I wouldn't have thought to visit there, but now that I know it is there I would love visiting if I ever get to New Hampshire. Hope your weather is cooling down. We have had an amazing summer with just enough hot days to tolerate and then it cools down to a comfortable temperature. It has been quite lovely.


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