I'm in Lincoln and Concord today, and the history is breathtaking. Everything is so much older than down south. The trees are equally stunning. There's a proliferation of beeches here, and I'm a total sucker for them. And then there's this gorgeous one outside the Lincoln library, which is in itself gorgeous.
The cemeteries look different too. Our ones are replete with Victorian monuments. Here they are lovely-shaped slate headstones with interesting and different relief carvings. I did this one as the front piece for my travel sketchbook.
Here's one of the beeches on the walk back
Also drove into Concord and saw Louisa May Alcott's home.
And a place where both Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne lived and wrote
Did one more very quick sketch of an inn where George Washington slept. Sadly they no longer have banjo music on Wednesday nights.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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