Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sunnyside up




Welcome to "Sunnyside" once home to the writer Washington Irving.  This lovely spot lies on the Hudson River in Irvington, NY.  I have enjoyed many a trip to this oasis.  The fall is always a lovely time to visit this home as Mr. Irving wrote "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."  

Image of Washington Irving
September 28th is a day full of children's books, where many authors and illustrators gather.
Children love this day, and I think Mr. Irving must be loving it too.  Visit here.

17 comments:

heidi said...

It's funny.... one doesn't usually think of "Sunnyside" when mentioning The Legend of Sleepy Hollow!

Joyce said...

How fun this day must be for the young and the young at heart!
Patricia do you show your Illustrations at this event too?
I love the house! Do you get to peak inside?

Be the change..... said...

Next time I'm there I have to visit -the picture of this place were CHARMING!

Kwana said...

I think a day trip to Sunnyside should be on our list this fall. Up for it bud?

Ellen Gerstein said...

We'll be at children's book day. We never miss it, except if you count the year I was in the hospital after giving birth to my son. See you there?

N said...

I can't wait to go on the 28th! Our neighbor, Leslie Kimmelman, is a children's writer and she will be there.

CashmereLibrarian said...

This is my dream home. An American fairy-tale cottage!

la la Lovely said...

That house is something. How beautiful and mysterious! It definitely looks like the perfect place to write the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

It looks like a home for an imaginative person to dwell.

Mrs.French said...

yet another place to visit if I ever make it eastward...

enc said...

What a beautiful facade.

joanne said...

what a cozy place, you wouldn't think of its setting being here in the U.S.A.- Sleepy Hollow, one of my childhood favorites. :)

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

It looks simply magical!!

Kathleen said...

That's the kind of house that I conjure up in my mind as the perfect house. Mysterious and charming.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh....I went here on a 5th grade class trip and loved it then!! Imagine how much I'd love it now that I'm grown up and stuff. :-)

deirdre g said...
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deirdre g said...

You are right this is really a lovely spot.

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