Celia Thaxter’s Garden

Several years ago, following a visit to the biennial flower garden show in Stonington, Reba uttered those fatal words, “If one of these houses on the water ever comes on the market, we should buy it. I’d like to have a seaside garden.”

Visit to Fishers Island

Fishers Island is an eight mile sliver, a mile or so wide, off the coast of Eastern Connecticut, and across the sound from our house. It’s been summer home to Eastern Establishment families since before the turn of the 20th century.