Walking Around Rowan Oak

William Faulkner

While I was in Oxford this week, Cammie and I took a walk around Rowan Oak home of pulitzer prize winning author William Faulkner.

The name “Rowan Oak” came from the legend of the Rowan tree.  Sir James Frazer’s The Golden Bough told the story of Scottish peasants who placed a cross of Rowan wood over their thresholds.  It was believed that the wood would ward off evil spirits and give the occupants a place of refuge, privacy, and peace.

 Our little place is only  a few blocks away and we always enjoy a morning walk around Rowan Oak.

My post is prompted by a beautiful post I saw a few days ago over at Little Augury.

 I promised pictures from Rowan Oak on my next Oxford visit…

Rowan Oak

Looking up the alley of cedars to the house…

Rowan Oak

Gardenias in bloom…

gardenia

Side view of the house…

Rowan Oak

Rowan Oak

 

Walking around the grounds…

Rowan Oak

Rowan Oak

Rowan Oak

The trees were hanging with apples…

Rowan Oak

Althea blooming…

Rowan Oak

A seat within a cedar…

Rowan Oak

Taking a little rest…

Rowan Oak

Rowan Oak

Rowan Oak

Rowan Oak

Have a great week and I hope you enjoyed our walk around Rowan Oak…

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Comments

  1. Nice photos. I love to visit there. I borrowed your chosen quote

  2. Dear Marsha,

    Thank you for this delightful post.
    Our Bookclub in England are reading The Sound And Fury this month so it will be of interest to everyone. It is a very beautiful Southern home …quite a dream for us. .. If I lived here I would dream of home too when sleeping under the rain on other roofs!
    In England space like this is only for the very well off!
    Best Wishes
    Jeni

    • mnestorc@aol.com says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, I would love to be able to sit in on your book club discussion on The Sound and The Fury! I do love being able to walk around Rowan Oak when I am in Oxford, dreaming of what it must have been like when Faulkner lived and walked and wrote there. I live in Jackson, MS full time and am so fortunate to live on the street where Eudora Welty lived and wrote. Have a wonderful day!