Come along on a virtual walk across the rocks by Cape Elizabeth Light also called Two Lights Lighthouse, located just south of Portland, Maine. Then visit the garden at Longfellow's family home in the heart of downtown Portland. We'll wend our way south and pass The Bush compound, sitting on a little finger of land called Walker's Point in Kinnenunkport. And finally, it will look as if we have stepped into Andrew Wyeth's Easterly paining as we catch a glimpse of the Nubble Lighthouse on Cape Neddick, Maine. As we go, you will see wildflowers along the coast and garden flowers in Longfellow's garden. Are you ready?
It's a beautiful drive southeast from Portland Maine to Cape Elizabeth. (See the "Oh my word don't crash the car" video on the FLORISTINYOU profile page on Instagram.)
This home was designed in the neoclassic style and was the first all brick building built in Portland. It was built in 1785-1786. It sat on an acre and one half and included a large garden and fruit trees. Henry's sister, Anne, gave the Wadsworth Longfellow home to the Maine Historical Society in 1901. By 1924 the garden needed some attention and an architect was commissioned for that purpose.
By the way, Andrew Wyeth actually did live in the Tenants Harbor Lighthouse and had his studio inside the base of the bell tower.