A pond is the focal point for Carolyn Thomson's backyard. The retiree, shown in background, has built a garden oasis on her property near Hillcrest School.
Large tree peonies blooming by the pond.
An ornamental heron grasps a plastic goldfish.
A sunlit water Hawthorne blossom floats on a pond in the backyard at Carolyn Thomson's home in Lawrence.
Carolyn Thomson tends to columbines in her back yard garden near Hillcrest School. She also grows Canadian ginger, hostas, boxwoods and river birch.