Saturday, 8 April 2017

A- Z Challenge 2017 - Houses, some real, some not - G

G - Green Gables

Would you recognise this house in the town of Cavendish, Prince Edward Island?


Green Gables
(30 September 1982 - By Peter Broste - CC BY-SA 2.0)

In Anne of Green Gables Lucy Montgomery described it as follows:

“It was a rambling, orchard-embowered house on the furthest edge of cleared land, barely visible from the main road. It had a neat back yard with great patriarchal willows on one side and prim lombardies on the other. The kitchen windows faced east to cherry trees and west into the back yard. Nodding slender birches grew in the hollow by the brook covered with a tangle of green vine.

“The huge cherry tree outside Anne’s window was so close that its boughs tapped against the house. On both sides of the house was an orchard – one of apple and one of cherry trees. The garden contained purple lilac trees and beyond the garden a green clover field ran down to the brook where scores of white birches grew in the undergrowth of ferns and mosses.”

The novel Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery, translated into fifteen languages and a favourite world wide, was first published as a serial in a Sunday school paper.

Green Gables is now on Canada's list of historic houses.

13 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob - it certainly is true to its name ..'Green Gables' ... lovely description and I can quite see why it's on Canada's list of historic houses ... wonderful descriptive piece ... cheers Hilary

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Gail Park said...

I loved Anne of Green Gables! I didn't realize there was a real house though. When I first saw your title on the list I was thinking "House of 7 gables" instead...I HAVE been to that one!
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Keith's Ramblings said...

I had no idea it was an actual house. Fascinating.

Another day in Amble Bay!

FinnBadger said...

I know the book title, but I have never read it nor seen any filmed adaptation, so I would have had no clue on this one.

Nice choice, and a fun double G for today.

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Eva A. said...

Sure I recognised that house... from this postcard I received some time ago!

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Toni said...

A delightful house, indeed.

Kristin said...

At last, a house I can imagine living in :). That's not quite how I pictured the house when I read the books, but if I ever re-read them (not likely I guess) I will have a true picture!

Finding Eliza

crgalvin said...

Glad to have found you as this is a great theme. Have gone back and read them all now so shall add your blog to my Feedly. Houses of all shapes, sizes and descriptions are certainly as interesting as those who lived within them.
Carmel | Earlier Years

Jo said...

Never read the book Bob, but this certainly looks like the description you printed.

DeeDee said...

I haven't read the book yet. I will surely now.
Seeing the title I was expecting a poem on green mythical creatures or something or that sort

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Trin Carl said...

Anne of Green Gables. I loved the novel. I might have to add this to my favorite houses along with the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth, mn

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Debbie D. said...

I'm glad the house made it onto the Heritage list. A proud piece of Canadiana. ☺

Melanie said...

I live in Canada and have never been to Prince Edward Island. This is one place I want to visit.