Trees bloom in the Naumkeag gardens looking out at Monument Mountain.

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Photo by Kate Abbott

Flights of Fancy bring sparkling color to the garden

Growing up on a farm in Hong Kong, Mindy Lam saw the bright flashing colors of birds, and moths as large as her two hands. She would wade in the river, looking for shrimp and minnows and dragonflies. So it means a great deal to her now, as an internationally known jewelry artist living near Washington D.C., to bring her creations to the Berkshire Botanical Garden.

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A strong couple hold ‘The Light’

They are holding each other at the end of a long day, talking the way people talk when their lives fit together. The rhythm moves easily between them from banter to reflection … When an anniversary gift leads them to reveal some of the hardest times in their pasts, two people who love each other struggle to keep their relationship alive.

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