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Marilla says that a large family was raised in that old house long ago and that it was a really​ pretty place, with a lovely garden and roses climbing all over it. It was full of little children and laughter and songs, and now it is empty, and nothing ever wanders through it but the wind. How lonely and sorrowful it must feel! Perhaps they all come back on moonlit nights, the ghosts of the little children of long ago and the roses and the songs and for a little while the old house can dream it is young and joyous again.
— Lucy Maud Montgomery said that

Comments (15):

  1. Ayush

    Jun 1, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    yes, it must have been (and still is) a handsome property at one time, Sherri

  2. ....peter:)

    Jun 2, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    i was raised in a house with nine children Sherri… the house wasn’t as luxurious as this one but Lucy’s words describe the goings on in a large family very well.. good treatment….peter:)

  3. Steve

    Jun 2, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Kids are hard on a house. That one put up with all it could. 😉

  4. Elizabeth Buckalew

    Jun 2, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    What a wonderful home it must have been… Lovely! Your photo certainly depitcs the ghosts that may be visiting!

  5. Elaine K

    Jun 3, 2019 at 2:50 am

    that quote makes me want to cry! And I can almost see the ghosts in your picture! well done, you xox

  6. Willem

    Jun 3, 2019 at 8:52 am

    A spooky atmosphere in this photo, well done a successful result.

  7. tatar@y

    Jun 3, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Une maison pleine de vie à l’époque et devenue mystérieuse !…

  8. Harry

    Jun 3, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    I don’t think your quote was about this particular hous, but your low tech, light leaked image fits it well.

  9. Bill Phillips

    Jun 4, 2019 at 2:06 am

    If houses could could only talk, what tales they could tell. There has been a TV programme on here recently tracing the stories of the owners of an individual house. It was fascinating

  10. grouser

    Jun 4, 2019 at 5:01 am

    It still is pretty. I’d be more than happy to have it 🙂

  11. mhelene

    Jun 4, 2019 at 8:01 am

    Wecan easily imagine with this beautiful iamge of the house and its garden !

  12. Nicolas Amherd

    Jun 4, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Du mouvement dans le ciel et ce jeu de LUMIÈRE quel effet SUPERBE
    Belle soirée

  13. Ginnie

    Jun 5, 2019 at 1:21 am

    There really IS a sense from your image, Sherri, that this WAS “once” a grand place, full of activity. It’s strange how we can actually “read” a house like that.

  14. Diane

    Jun 9, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    cool what you’ve done here. reminds me of those old polaroids.


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