Around the Village
1. Stunning house in my village, with ties to President Franklin Pierce. 2. View while in my village green. 3. Taken in the old graveyard, looking at the side of our town hall. 4. Pretty old house with a gorgeous autumn tree in front.
Every day I walk my youngest son to and from school, and every day I fall even more in love with my village. It is everything I love about small town New England. From the much loved and much used town common to the small village market and historic homes, I adore this neighborhood. So, I've decided to start a regular, weekly post featuring photos I take of my little village on those walks to school and back. These were taken late last week, on a overcast, temperate day. My favorite kind. The leaves were just starting to change, and I was able to start wearing boots and long-sleeves again. Ahh, my favorite time of year.
A museum set against leaves just beginning to turn.
Just as we were walking by the old church by the village green on our way home, the bells in the steeple began to chime the hour. Those hourly chimes are one of my favorite parts of living in the village.
The Old Congregational church, dating back to the 1700's.
These bells also play music, hymns actually, a couple times a day. It's one of those things that takes me back in time to the New England of yesteryear, and that is helpful since I am writing about times past in New England.
And that was my village last week.