Back in the eighties, Stan Grayson and Lillie Plume were planning their wedding and a new life together at Dinkel Island. Both being artists, whey wanted a building suitable for studio space, a gallery and living quarters. Barb Reilly at Beach Realty found them just the right property. One particular feature stood out for Lillie. It had nothing to do with the building, quality of construction, appropriateness of layout. It was the presence of a large maple tree in the yard that created a homey touch.
They bought the place in the spring, and by fall Lillie basked in the beauty of their backyard maple. Each year the progression of colorful change would be a little different, depending on weather conditions. What was constant was the symphonic melody of vibrant greens, yellows and reds the tree broadcast each October.
The tree still stands. One day recently Stan took his lunch outside the studio and soaked up…
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