Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cold Spring Village -- Part 2

More photos from Cold Spring Village ...

"When the fiddle had stopped singing Laura called out softly, "What are days of auld lang syne, Pa?"
"They are the days of a long time ago, Laura," Pa said. "Go to sleep, now."
But Laura lay awake a little while, listening to Pa's fiddle softly playing and to the lonely sound of the wind in the Big Woods,…
She was glad that the cozy house, and Pa and Ma and the firelight and the music, were now. They could not be forgotten, she thought, because now is now. It can never be a long time ago."

a bug catcher ....

"Oh no, I never do much ironing, except the outside clothes. We must not iron out the fresh air and sunshine, you know. It is much more healthful not to, the doctors say.” Seriously, there is something very refreshing about sheets and pillow slips just fresh from the line, after being washed and dried in the sun and air. Just try them that way and see if your sleep is not sweeter. "
(Laura Ingalls Wilder)

Country Store

The Village craftsmen make and sell their crafts in this store

"Every job is good if you do your best and work hard. A man who works hard stinks only to the ones that have nothing to do but smell."
(Laura Ingalls Wilder)

The Book Binding Shop ....

The Book Binding Girl

"...and Jo laid the rustling sheets together with a careful hand, as one might shut the covers of a lovely romance, which holds the reader fast till the end comes, and he finds himself alone in the work-a-day world again."
— Louisa May Alcott (Little Women)

So Pa sold the little house. He sold the cow and calf. He made hickory bows and fastened them upright to the wagon box. Ma helped him stretch white canvas over them.

So they all went away from the little log house. The shutters were over the windows, so the little house could not see them go. It stayed there inside the log fence, behind the two big oak trees ...
(Laura Ingalls Wilder)


myletterstoemily July 21, 2010 at 5:22 PM  

two of my favorite authors, alcott and
wilder. your cold spring village is just

thank you for sharing.

Bren July 22, 2010 at 5:37 AM  

Oh my gosh, that country store had to have been fun to go through, but the one i have a serious case of envy over is the bookbinder's cottage. That would have been so much fun to visit.
As always, I love your photos, you do such an amazing job and finding the right shot, angle and then finishing them out on your computer getting them just right. Beautiful work.
PS; been down with 2 day headache so I've only read the into in my book, but oh how it sings to my spirit :-)

Maria July 22, 2010 at 2:41 PM  

Oh this is such a wonderfully composed post!
I love how you wove the quotes from the authors into the scenes from Cold Spring Village.

Just a beautiful portrayal of a very simple but rich lifetime...

Blessings always ~ Maria

Anonymous,  July 23, 2010 at 6:53 PM  

wow Frances,
such a beautifully depicted walk back in time....
superb enhancing...especially those white photos!!
....and yes, sleep is always sweeter on bedding hung in the fresh air and sun!!
thanks for sharing, hugs...linda :D

Gloria July 28, 2010 at 8:24 AM  

Beautiful pictures and words.
I love all of that white in the interior pictures, and the laundry on the line. Very pure, and sweet!

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