Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Harriet Ware in Swan Point

A teacher of children in the impoverished neighborhood of India Point in Providence in the early 19th century, Harriet Ware must have been someone on the special side of life. When she died of cancer in 1849 the Sabbath Schools erected a monument over her grave in Swan Point. Sitting out alone on a slight rise in the ground draws the casual passerby by close in to learn why this space seems slightly special indeed.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Swan Point in Autumn

As some of you know I spend a fair amount of time in cemeteries: Mount Auburn in Cambridge is one of my favorites, probably because it's an incredibly gorgeous place to walk and enjoy any season. But Swan Point in Providence is another favorite haunt and it's just two minutes from Susie's shop at Hope Artiste Village!

So, after I dropped the French Tarte off -- she was teaching her final brioche class of the season -- I popped over to Swan Point, parked the car, grabbed my camera and spent the next hour and a half strolling soaking up autumn.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Old Town Cemetery in Sandwich, Massachusetts

Tucked into a hillside overlooking Shawme Pond, at the edge of Old Sandwich is, unsurprisingly, the "Old Town Cemetery." Just a stone's throw (if you have a good arm) from Heritage Museums and Gardens, stopping and strolling among the lives of many of the original settlers of this corner of Cape Cod is not only refreshing but a rewarding experience as well.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Toppazzini in Swan Point - words to live by

"To live in hearts we leave behind, is not to die."