Tag Archives: Nash’s Pond

Morning Mountains

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Click on or hover over to enlarge. (Photo/Tricia Freeman)

No, Westport does not suddenly huddle beneath a towering mountain range.

These are just very cool clouds over Nash’s Pond, on a beautiful, calm-after-the-2-day-storm morning.

Oh My 06880 — Photo Challenge #99

Westport is a waterfront community. But usually we think of Compo Beach, the Saugatuck River, maybe Sherwood Mill Pond.

Last week’s photo challenge was a gorgeous shot of one of Westport’s most underappreciated gems: Nash’s Pond. Taken from Blind Brook Road by Peter Tulupman, it showed trees reflecting a fall scene. But any time of year, Nash’s is lovely and lively.

Dorothy Giannone, Barbara Sherburne, Dan Herman, Joyce Barnhart, Kathryn Sirico, Bruce J. Kent, Sharon Paulsen, Dorothy Fincher, Jeff Giannone and Katherine Golomb — most of whom live on or near the pond — knew instantly where Peter found his photo. Click here to see it, and read all the guesses.

Seth Schachter sends along this week’s challenge. Once again, it’s a fall beauty.

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If you think you’ve spotted this somewhere in Westport, click “Comments” below.

What A Welcome To Westport!

New — but very alert — “06880” reader Tricia Freeman writes:

My family and I just moved to Westport 3 weeks ago from Katonah, New York, and are loving it!

We have a a cozy house on beautiful Nash’s Pond. We feel like we’ve won the lottery of beautiful views (and it’s hard to believe we’re only a mile from Whole Foods!).

I’ve taken probably 100 pictures already, but am finally sending one in. I wish I took one yesterday when everyone was out skating, but this morning’s sunrise over the melting pond is especially serene. I wish you could hear the spring birds chirping!

Keep ’em coming, Tricia. And you haven’t seen anything yet — just wait till spring finally comes!

(Photo/Tricia Freeman)

(Photo/Tricia Freeman)

 

First Fall

Peter Tulupman and his family moved here recently, from Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. This is their 1st New England autumn.

Peter says, “While we may be past peak color, it has been glorious. I’m in awe of the beauty.”

He sends along this shot of Nash’s Pond — one of his favorite new spots.

It too is glorious.

Hover or click on to enlarge. (Photo/Peter Tulupman)

Hover or click on to enlarge. (Photo/Peter Tulupman)

Peter Green: Renaissance Stained Glass Man

For classic suits and classy jewelry, Westporters head to Mitchells. If you’re looking for music, it’s Sally’s Place.

But where do you go for all your custom stained glass needs?

Peter Green's stained glass makes a great window if you want privacy in your tub.

Try Renaissance Studio. It’s a bit off the beaten path — in the back of a handsome home on Imperial Avenue — but it’s a one-stop shop for designing, creating, repairing and restoring stained (and clear leaded) glass windows.

Plus very cool glass etching, bowl making, and anything else  your parents told you you’d never make a living doing.

Owner/artisan Peter Green keeps a low profile. He’s been in town since 1969, but last week was the first time I’d heard of him. True, I don’t have a lot of stained glass needs, but still…

Peter — who grew up in Yorktown Heights, and always had an artistic bent — started his Westport business in an old fieldstone ice weighing station next to Nash’s Pond. He then moved to Saugatuck Avenue.

Peter Green and a small sample of his work, outside his studio.

His current digs — the house dates back to 1890 — are very cool. Peter designed all 3 floors to his specs. He’s got a wood shop, a wall where he draws his designs, welding equipment, and hundreds of brushes and jars of pulverized glass.

So who buys stained glass?

Nope — not churches. It’s mostly homeowners, he says, looking to spiff up an entryway, skylight or room divider — or creatively make sure no one from outside can peer into a bathroom. Wine cellars are big too.

When he worked near Nash’s Pond, Peter would close down at midday for a swim. Now he swims at the Y. He hopes to donate a work for their new pool.

“I’d love to give back to one of the few nurturing towns in the country willing and able to make my dreamed-of life become a reality,” he says. Peter is inspired by the philanthropy of Westporters like the Mitchell and Paul Newman families.

Just as his work inspires many others. Even if we’ve never heard Peter Green’s name.