Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mosaic Monday - Lucy Maud Montgomery

My brother lives on a dairy farm an hour north of me, along the way there is a small village named Leaskdale and it has the house where Lucy Maud Montgomery lived for 15 years. I stopped today and took some pictures.


The plaque at the front reads....
In this house, the author of 'Anne of Green Gables' lived for 15 years and wrote 11 of her 22 novels including 'Anne of the Island' (1915) and 'Anne's House of Dreams' (1916). Born in 1874 at Clitlon, Prince Edward Island she was educated at Charlottetown and Halifax. From 1808 to 1911 she lived at Cavendish, P.E.I. and there began her career as a novelist. In 1911 she married the Rev. MacDonald, a Presbyterian minster and came with him to Leaskdale.  They moved in 1926 to Norval and then 9 years later to Toronto, where she died in 1942.  Mrs. MacDonald was awarded the O.B.E. by King George V in 1935.

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Take care!!!




32 comments:

Giga said...

Bardzo lubię książkę "Ania z Zielonego Wzgórza", mimo iż mam swoje lata. Miło zobaczyć dom, w którym mieszkała jej autorka. Pozdrawiam

Snap said...

How wonderful! I love Anne of Green Gables. Nice to know a little more about Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Leaksdale is such a pretty little place with lots of rolling farming country around. Wonderfully done mosaic. V

black eyed susans kitchen said...

My oldest daughter who is now 29 years old loved Anne of Green Gables. We both read all of the books. The picture of this house is such a treat to see!

LDH said...

Oh, how I love Anne (with an E)and all of her adventures and mishaps! Fun to see the authors home!

eileeninmd said...

It is nice to learn more about Lucy Maud Montgomery. It is a cute house. Great photos, have a wonderful week!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I loved all of the "Anne" books and have visited Green Gables, but not the author's Ontario home. Thanks for reminding me that it exists!
-Karen

Carol said...

What a pretty place! Nice to learn a more about the author.

The French Hutch said...

OM goodness, I love, love Anne of Green Gables, have the collectors set. Thanks for posting this house, so very interesting. Great photos and mosaic.

~Emily
The French Hutch

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thanks so much for sharing these photos! I love the her books! Anne girl is my favorite! ♥

Ebie said...

I love the house! The bricks and the colors, very well maintained!

Lavender Cottage said...

We tend to forget that this author lived in our fair province as well.
Great photos of the house Jen.
Judith

Lorrie said...

LMM is one of my favorite authors. Blue Castle is my favorite of her books, although I dearly love Anne and her family, too.

So nice to see a photo of her home.

camp and cottage living said...

Thanks for sharing one of her homes, I've read all her books and loved them! I was so sad to see the recent biographies taken from her dairies. She was so different than I had imagined.

Teagarden said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
Have a nice week,
Markus

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the place.

cathy@home said...

Funny I am just reading yet again Anne of Green Gables,
What a treat for you to be living not far from there.

Pondside said...

It's hard to think of LMM as Mrs MacDonald!...even though I'm happy to share my maiden name with her!

Riet said...

I must go to the library and see if I can find her books. LOve to read them.

GrandmaK said...

I have so enjoyed her books! Hope one day the visit P.E.I. Have watched the series and movies of Anne with my children and have share them as well with the GK's. Thank you!!! Cathy

Veronica said...

Love the books and the house looks so amazing and cared for..Lovely mosaic.

Veronica
Tassel Twigs and Tastebuds

Millie said...

I am a fan of Lucy, but I have never seen pictures of this home. Thanks for posting them.

Rettabug said...

Neat! I didn't know ANY of that!

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Queenie said...

What a charming home, such interesting history too...I was just watching a travel show last night called the Great Outdoorsman and Prince Edward Island was featured.... they made mention of Anne of Green Gables and some of the history and such. It is a beautiful place...thanks for sharing your photos :)
Big hugs,
Queenie

Icy BC said...

A beautiful home, and such a history! I would love to go inside and see where she wrote her novels..

Jill Harrison said...

thankyou for sharing this piece of history with us. And thankyou for for stopping by my blog to say hi. Have a wonderful week.

inotherwordsandpictures said...

How fun! I just read a book about her not too long ago!

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

Thank you so much for showing that beautiful house. I really enjoyed the Ann of Green Gables stories.

Casa Mariposa said...

I loved those books as a kid! Beautiful house! :o)

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing. I am reading all the Anne of Green Gables books - in chronological order. Did you know that you can get them for free at Amazon kindle. Even if you don't have a kindle reader you can get a free reader from amazon for your pc or your ipad, transformer, etc. and read them on those too. I love Amazon and their free classic books!

Georgianna said...

Hello, dear Jen!

I love seeing LMM's home – I think she's such a wonderful writer and her influence on the world's view of PEI is tremendous.

I hope you are very well – we are back and slowly catching up. Seemingly very slowly, for some reason. :)

Have a lovely new week. hugs – g

Linda said...

So interesting to see this. My mother loved the Anne of Green Gables books, growing up in wartime Scotland where books were scarce.