Monday, October 22, 2012

A Fern Grows in Duxbury

Last Thursday was a beautiful day for a hike in the woods around Duxbury. With Stick Season underway, there are still some lovely patches of color to enjoy.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Country Store Tour - Lake Elmore

The only visible retail business in beautiful Lake Elmore, Vermont, the Elmore Store has been in continuous operation since the early 1800s and also serves as the town's post office, gas station, and the Fire Warden's office. It sits along the shore of beautiful Lake Elmore and across the street from the one-room Elmore School. Best feature: a huge wheel of Cabot Cheddar from which customers can slice wedges to take home.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Craftsbury Old Home Day

A few shots from Craftsbury Common yesterday morning during Old Home Day. The baby highland cattle from Greenfield's were having their first outing. Awwww!

Monday, August 6, 2012

August Brings Surprises in the Forest

The alien-looking Indian Pipe is decorating the forest floor these days. How oddly beautiful it is.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Orchids in the Forest at Sunset

Our forest has revealed more of her hidden treasures this week. Pink Lady's Slipper orchids are in their full glory for Memorial Day weekend!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Spring at High Mowing Seeds

In early May, colorful greens are almost ready to be planted out in the trial fields at High Mowing Organic Seeds in Wolcott.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Flags in Newport

It is very common to see the Vermont state flag flying together with both the Canadian and US flags. It's not quite another country up here, but almost.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Seagull in Newport

As we were sitting along the waterfront in Newport, looking north across Lake Memphremagog at the mountains in Canada, this beautiful fellow joined us for a bit. All of were happy about the gorgeous summer-like weather.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cheshire Moon

Margaret was very excited to finally be able to get a clear shot of the moon last night with her new camera, a Canon Powershot SX40 HS.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Guest Shot - "The Moose That Schussed!"

I just had to ask Greg at FIS for permission to repost this picture of a moose checking out the early morning slopes in Stowe this week. What a great shot!

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Thursday, January 19, 2012


We had a wonderful sunny day today, and caught the giant red wooden sculptures at the library and Helen Day Art Center in Stowe Village. I love the contrast between the modern art and the 1861 building.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Minding the Store

We spent the frigid sub-zero afternoon Saturday hunting for treasures at Awreatha's Garage antique store in Jeffersonville. It sits behind and underneath El Zorro Mexican Restaurant on Edwards Rd. (formerly The Red Fox Alpine Lodge, originally built as a church in the mid-1800s), and boasts a wonderfully eclectic inventory.

Skidds - a sweet and not-too-nosy tabby - greets you from his warm chair as you enter and reach the bottom of the stairs. He may hop down and try to help you find that "something" you are looking for, but will be back in his chair before too long.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Lest We Forget

This memorial sits on the grounds of the Old Duxbury Schoolhouse, in Duxbury. The schoolhouse is now home to a preschool and apartments.