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Garden by the Sea

Garden by the Sea
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Finally, the sea itself can be both boon and bane. Fierce storms sometimes blow waves over the access road, leaving behind dripping piles of seaweed. But rather than return it all to the sea, Bunny fertilizes her garden with it and shares it with other gardeners, too.
The circle of people whom the O’Callahans have touched with their garden is wide — and growing wider. A number of artists — many of them members of Stonington’s “Monday Morning Painting Group,” which Juan co-founded — have painted en plein air there. “At any art show around here,” Bunny says, “you can probably find one work painted in our garden.” And now Juan hopes to run a fitness retreat for people 60 and over on the property ( “I’m over 70,” he notes, “and I want to keep fit and help others keep fit.”

Taking care of others comes naturally to this couple — as the birds, the butterflies, the bees, and the grandchildren can all attest.

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4 Responses to Garden by the Sea

  1. RICHARD WARD August 8, 2008 at 7:47 pm #


  2. mary jo marcely August 15, 2008 at 3:51 pm #

    inspirational…I think I’ll go weed my own garden!

  3. Peggy Basile May 29, 2009 at 11:17 am #

    a dream…one can lose themselve in the gardens, no matter your age or how ill you are feeling…once in the garden, all is well

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