Wild Life: Supply Ponds


The Branford Supply Ponds weren't far from where we lived in Guilford, CT and were one of my favorite places to walk with my young (3 year old at the time) son. They were created in the late 1800's to supply water for the New Haven Water Company, but subsequently decommissioned in the 1930's. It was a lovely property that wandered through a small forest along a stream to a pond....and back the other side to more ponds. A number of years back, I revisited the Supply Ponds with my friend, Kim, and our then teenage sons, where we saw a swan with it's little ones swimming in the pond. As they got closer, you could see one of the young ones riding on the mother's back....a real live Swan Boat!

Fast forward, years go by, and before you know it, we reach the place where they swim off on their own. Their lives are filled with new possibilities. As my youngest swims off to college next month, my nest is empty for the first time in 40 years! I close a chapter, and once again my life is filled with new possibilities.

WL: Supply Pond is created with hand-dyed cottons raw-edge appliquéd over painted silk organza layered over an overdyed and stamped Lisa Walton original fabric with machine quilting.

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