10.02.2009

museum of natural history.













We spent an afternoon at the Museum of Natural History. What an incredible place. The museum had such a charm to it, partly due to the old school dioramas, large and small, and due to the amazing complexities and details in God's creation. Theodore Roosevelt's father was one of the founders of the museum and Roosevelt himself was a dedicated naturalist. "There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm," said Theodore. As I was walking around, I daydreamed of being in the museum all alone and playing explorer..
On my list of books to read is Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough about Theodore Roosevelt's childhood and family.

4 comments:

Sharon T. said...

I actually listened to Mornings On Horseback on CD while on a road trip...it was great. I learned so much about old Teddy. For instance, his mother was a Southern Belle. She was actually the person Scarlett O'Hara was characterized after, with less scandal of course. I would highly recommend.

Robin said...

Thank you for the lovely pictures of a museum I so adore. When I was your age I was able to visit it frequently. Now I look forward to the day when I can take my children. What a delightful walk down memory lane.

Charlotte K said...

The dioramas are so realistic, aren't they? I'm glad they haven't modernized those.

hayliebird said...

Abby, let's read it together! I just bought Jane Eyre, but I can do both at once. What do you say?? Have you bought it yet? Maybe I'll do what Sharon did and get it on audio book.
By the way, Hello Sharon!!