Rachel Carson was born on this day in 1907, just a few months after my grandmother was born. Now that I think about it, they had quite a bit in common.  Both women were born and raised in rural Pennsylvania and both had a passion for nature. 

 

 

Rachel Carson studied marine biology and became a prolific nature writer.  She was an important voice for conservation and environmental protection, particularly through her book, Silent Spring.  This and her many other books eventually led to a nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticides.  Her work with grassroots environmental advocates led to the creation of the EPA.

 

 

I think she was among the great heros of the 20th century.

 

And so was my grandmother…to me anyway :)

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Thank-You-Card-Front-copy We are finishing up our yardwork and heading out to the Lilly Pond with canoe and kayaks.  Many thanks to all of our brave men and women in the Service whose hard work and sacrifices enable us to enjoy the freedoms that make our lives so rich.  We are grateful.

Thanks also to Custers Bath Body and Beyond for the image in this post.

Enjoy the holiday and next time you see someone in the service, tell them THANKS!

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Survey _customer We’ll be busy upgrading our Vermont Woods Studios website over the next few months and we’d love to have your feedback.  Things like:

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Desk-credenza I thought this was a really cool design from one of our favorite furniture makers, Robin Chase.  It's done in natural maple wood with many hand-rubbed layers of a natural-synthetic oil finish.  It feels so good to run your hand over the top of it.

Robin was tasked with furnishing twelve apartments for visiting faculty at Dartmouth College.  His designs are simple, elegant and robust. I'll feature a couple other designs that are part of the same project.

Robin guarantees all of his furniture for the lifetime of the original owner.

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Moms-squirrel My mother has been (rightfully) accused of having the world's fattest squirrels in her yard.  I wonder why?  I was going to scold this one for her gluttony, but Mom reminded me that it was Mother's day and the squirrel probably needed that nourishment to feed her young brood. What a crock!  If I'm ever reincarnated, I want to come back as any one of the lucky, indulgent animals living the good life in my Mother's back yard ;)

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