Vision 77

Laura's Vision 77

“Nature is the best museum”

~Patience Brewster

Dear Tina,

I found this quote while going through some of my old Home Companion Magazines. We are in the process of putting on an “addition” to our backyard in the form of a fire pit, berm and privacy screen with plantings. It has given me an opportunity to assess my garden and think about what I am going to divide and move. I remember when I was scared to chop plants in half and move them but watched and learned from my “gardening friends” in NH. I was SO very fortunate to have had many of my “Deerfield friends” (Martha & Karen especially) be SO VERY generous in sharing not only their plants but their vast knowledge with me. It was always my hope to be able to share my garden with others and I am finally at a place where I can do that here in CT. While in the garden the other day taking pictures I couldn’t help become nostalgic for everything I have learned along the way from my friends. I often associate certain flowers with friends, usually because they have a certain affinity for that plant or because they have shared it with me from their own garden. The iris always reminds me of my “goddess sisterMichelle who creates the most AMAZING paintings. I am very partial to her vivid iris’s. Do flowers bring back any associations for you?

(or our readers?)



Dear Laura,

Oh yeahhhh… honor of teaching high schooler’s this week, I thought I would share one of my high school pictures.  I think this is my sophmore or junior year.  It took awhile to dig this beauty up. Soooooooooo….Laura show us one of your high school pictures!

have fun,


ps- being a bit overwhelmed with teaching these next few weeks, i will be taking a bit of a break from the blog.  I check in daily, but don’t have time to write to you all.  I will see you on the flip side!

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  1. OMG!!! Tina, you look so cute! It is fun seeing how you looked in high school. I was NOT expecting this at all when you emailed me and said I may or may not like this weeks Vision! When I initially saw it I thought this is SO great and then I read on and saw you wanted ME to share one of MY high school pictures! I will have to think on that one~Ha! grin…Laura

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