Getting to Know the Plants

I am an utmost beginner. I walk around the new property - overgrown with years of neglect - and seek out the plants. They're all in half stages of growth: much past their humble April beginnings and not nearly in their full on July-August glory yet. I walk around, plant to plant, wishing I could…

Florence Griswold Museum

There is a little gem of a museum in historic Old Lyme, Connecticut. It's called the Florence Griswold Museum and it's home to artwork new and old, gorgeous gardens, and a lovely river view. The Museum centers on the home of Miss Florence Griswold, who opened her big colonial home up as a boarding house…

Tuesday’s Inspiration: Lilla Cabot Perry

Lilla Cabot Perry The Silver Vase 1905 Isn't she a beauty? I searched for paintings by this artist when I learned she had a summer home in Hancock, New Hampshire. There is also a small portrait of a child Perry painted on display at the Hancock Town Library which is captivating. I had to see…