10/03/2010

Scenic Sunday

Today seems like a good day to r-e-l-a-x. Lets take a photo tour with mom (since canines are not allowed at the museum) and see a few things from the Gilbert Stuart Museum. Did woo know woo have a Gilbert Stuart original in your wallet? Yup, his famous "unfinished" portrait of George Washington is the one used for the engraving of Washington on every dollar bill for the past century. Pretty cool, huh? Maybe woo recognize the painting:
Lets start at the beginning.
GS was born here, in that big red house.
It also housed his father's snuff mill.
He lived here till he was 6.
On the right is the grain mill.

It's lovely, in spite of the overcast skies and drizzle.

This is the spring-fed pond that powers the waterwheels:
There's even a "fish ladder" in the pond! Can woo imagine, a ladder for fish? What's next, a frog elevator? Ha-roo roo roo!

This lovely view is from the "front yard", looking over the herb
gardens across to the mill.

This bridge takes woo back to the visitor center & gift shop. Every year artists come and do paintings of the grounds, which are then sold in the gift shop. There's also a little movie about GS, just to put Gilbert's life into context.
Isn't this a cute place? The caretaker lives here.
Whew, that's a lot to take in!
Tomorrow, Moo's going to take woo inside the house & show woo around. Till then, have a restful Sunday.

A-roos & toodle-woo,
jack a-roo & miss moo

6 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur sharing those great pikhs and inFURmation!

As fur the Frog Elevator, I KNOW Norwood would be glad to help with that one!

Happy Sunday to all of WOO!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Benny and Lily said...

Great post. Mom loves museums
Benny & Lily

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Very interesting post - we got a big kick out of the fish ladder - since when did fish know how to use steps?

Hope you are having a good weekend.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

JackDaddy said...

Where is the museum? Those are some beautiful pictures!

Huffle Mawson said...

My mum loves that red barn. She is weird.

The Army of Four said...

Oh, wowzers! I wonder if the inside of the museum is as cool as the outside?!? I would LOVE to go exploring there!
Mom loves that red barn, too, and all the rock work!
I've been in the US Cavalry Museum. We all have! It's pretty cool. There are cool bipeds there that you can stare at forever -- and they don't mind! They're called "mannequins" and they wear old uniforms and stuff. There's even a mannequin horse there! Doesn't smell as good as the real ones....
I can't wait to see inside the Gilbert Stuart Museum!!!
Play bows,
Zim