March 30, 2015

Clayton’s design of his home is a work of art in its own right.  Connecting an old nineteenth century barn to a schoolhouse built around 1805, he has interwoven old and new in a seamless flow.  One aspect to this house is that the old bank barn opens up to the south.  Clayton utilized that aspect to create a conservatory, a room filled with plants that he has purchased or been given over the years.  Currently there are two lemon trees, a Brunfelsia pauciflora (yesterday, today and tomorrow), Amaryllis, Clivia, forced daffodils and tulips, a banana tree and a night-blooming cereus among other plants.  Spring comes to the Bright household even when the crocuses outside are struggling to come up. Indoor spring