Is it just me, or does it always feel like everything is smooshed into the few short months of summer? So much going on ALL OF A SUDDEN! I’ve got to get over to the Terris for the opening of Hi, My Name is Ben, and Godspell (at the Ivoryton) is up there in my book with the nostalgia-riddled Jesus Christ Superstar and Hair! If you’ve never participated in the Tour de Lyme, a bike ride to benefit Lyme Land Trust, you should give it a go, whether you’re a leisurely peddler (me) or avid cyclist (my husband). There are glorious routes through the fields and farms of Lyme for any level of rider, and it’s a wonderful cause, preserving those fields and farms exactly as they are for perpetuity. Some new favorite spots, our annual roundup of plant sales and garden tours, plus fresh deliveries in our shop in Chester (and online). Enjoy. Love, Erica To read the entire newsletter, click here.