I am a retired Research Physicist who worked for the Air Force Research Laboratory for over 37 years conducting experiments
to measure the infrared emissions from the upper atmosphere utilizing cryogenic interferometers flown on research
aircraft, balloons, rockets and the Space Shuttle.
For the last 18 years I have also devoted many hours to hybridizing intersectional hybrid peonies. Since my retirement
in Oct. 2003, I have worked exclusively as a serious amateur breeder of intersectional peonies with the goal of improving the
flower quality and expanding the flower type and color range of the intersectional hybrid group.
I believe that I have made significant progress towards this goal, but more work is still left to be done.
I live in West Newton, Massachusetts, but my peony gardens are located in Windham, New Hampshire which is about 45 miles
away from my home.