This past Mother’s Day my sisters and I took my mom out to lunch in Concord. It was gorgeous out, we couldn’t have asked for a nicer day to spend outdoors!
In this colonial town you can see historic homes dotting the landscape on rolling, rambling fields. It reminds me of one of those beautiful folk art murals.
Here are some of my favorite photos from the day.
This is Major John Buttrick’s home
“This was the home of the Colonial officer who led the advance to the North Bridge. With British soldiers firing directly at his men, Major John Buttrick gave the order, “Fire, fellow soldiers, for God’s sake, fire!” It was the first time that Colonists were ordered to fire on the King’s troops, an act of treason.”
You can see the Old North Bridge off in the distance.
We took a peaceful walk through the
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
where many famous authors & poets are laid to rest.
We came across…
Henry David Thoreau
“Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.”
~Henry David Thoreau
Louisa May Alcott
“Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.”
~Louisa May Alcott
“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities of the world."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Someone had just left a pink rose for him. I think this quote of his was very fitting for the moment. ♥
My last picture of the day is one that I thought was so endearing. We came across an elderly couple in the park near the Old North Bridge, they were sitting quietly in the shade reading. My sister and I paused and watched them for a moment, then we both let out a sigh. We whispered to each other that they reminded us of our late grandma & grandpa sitting by the fire at their camp in the Adirondacks many years ago. ♥
“Grow old with me the best is yet to come!”