Thursday, July 24, 2014

Short Story on Poet Robert Frost

 
The famous  New England poet, Robert Frost, began writing poetry while he was still in high school.
 

Elinor, his high school sweetheart, and he were co-valedictorians of their class. 

Apparently, she was a "shy, quiet girl" who, quite luckily, liked poetry. They eventually married and had six children over the course of a 40 year union.

 "Together wing to wing and oar to oar" were his words.



Tragically, two of the children died early in life. 

All of the information in this post came from framed boards hanging from the walls of the Stone House, one of five different Vermont farms where the family resided.


 Today, visitors  can walk from room to room and read all about the poet. 

If interested, a previous  post on this poet can be read here.http://writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2014/07/little-stone-house-museum-in-vermont.html

We will have one more post on Robert Frost so if this kind of information interests you, come on back!

DO YOU LIKE LEARNING ABOUT POETS? IF YES, WHY?

Giant Sea Turtle in Boston's New England Aquarium


Myrtle the giant green sea turtle in residence at the New England Aquarium is no young tiny tot!

As a matter of fact, she's been around for  about 80 years and weighs 500 pounds!

See her?  She's to the right of the unidentified person's head!

She definitely resembles the little turtles most of us remember from childhood, except that she's gigantic! 

She's very difficult to photograph, though, as she's in constant motion and, surprisingly, moves fairly quickly.

According to the Aquarium's  website, Myrtle has been there since 1970!




She  eats Brussels sprouts, cabbage and lettuce.


When Myrtle comes into view in the huge tank at the Aquarium, it's a sight one will not soon forget!

Be sure to check out more about the Aquarium on their terrific website found here.

WHAT, IF ANYTHING,  DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SEA TURTLES?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Little Stone House Museum in the Vermont Countryside



Visiting the homes of late writers and poets ranks high on a fun excursion list.

Last weekend, a very dear friend and I traveled to Shaftsbury, Vermont, to tour the home of Robert Frost.



One reason I have always liked his poetry is because it is easy to read and understand.

It's also peaceful and after visiting the Stone House, where he lived for several years, I can understand why.

The Stone House is set on picturesque grounds.

It's kind of out in the countryside and the entire property exudes peacefulness and quiet. 

By the way, he wrote "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening" at the dining room table while living in the Stone House.



He wrote it in the month of June, however! Thought that was a hoot. 

Will be doing more posts on the visit to Robert Frost's house  so if they would be of interest to you, stay tuned!  

ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH THE POETRY OF ROBERT FROST?
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