Thursday, May 23, 2013


Two of our houses - one a 1677 original, one a 1657 reproduction - ready for tours to begin this weekend!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Lovely china pieces in the window of the China Trade Room on this rainy afternoon.

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Tour guide training at our 1677 house!  Love the light coming through the windows.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Welcome to Mr. Heard

In my continuing efforts to "nest" at work (read more about that here), I got a fish yesterday!  Actually, we all got fish (the other co-director and the admin. assistant, too.)  Mine has been named after one of the former residents of this house, Augustine Heard.  I love having living things - plants & fish - around me while I work!

Thursday, May 16, 2013


The copper beech tree at the museum finally leafed out!  Later in the season, the leaves will take on a darker red-brown hue, but I love its early spring rosiness best.

Friday, May 10, 2013


I love this forsythia bush.  It doesn't belong to my museum but rather to the house next door.  I imagine they planted it to hide the chain link fence between the properties, but I don't care why.  I care that every spring, it lights up my western office window.  I posted about it last year, with a lower-quality photo, but the sentiment of that post still rings true.  I'm a long way from the cubicle life . . .

Friday, May 3, 2013

Getting Outdoors

A sampling of images from my work week:

Blue Bells in the (Colonial Revival) 17th century garden

Lunch in the sunny courtyard!

The 200 year old copper beech tree.

Afternoon sunlight on the side of one of my 18th century houses.