We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.

Ray Bradbury

Those Frugal Vermonters

To say that the native Vermonter is frugal is something akin to suggesting that a Scotsman has a passing interest in plaid. That is to say, it so understates the depth and breadth of the Vermonter’s frugality that it belies the essential truth, which is that...

Good Night, Peter Jennings.

When John Paul II passed and a new Pope was raised to the chair with no sign of Peter Jennings in Vatican Square, it was clear that something was terribly wrong… Peter Jennings died of lung cancer this weekend. My generation grew up with Peter Jennings bringing...

Independence Day

Scenes from a village parade… March of the colors… Little Red. Big, BIG horse… Monster lawn tractor? So that’s what fire engine’s are for! More: vermont | independence day | small town life |...

Early Sunday Morning…

The view out our back door Sunday morning… early Sunday morning. If you happened to be riding in one of these and spied a woman scrambling outside while in her bathrobe and waving a camera, that’d be herself. She’s a keeper....

A Visit to the Shelburne Museum

Visitors to the Shelburne Museum are greeted by (and routed through) this very impressive round barn… one of maybe two dozen remaining in the state of Vermont. Like most of the buildings on the museum grounds, it was moved here (the upper part of the silo was...

Clouds

Clouds. Blue sky… and lovely...

Pop-ups

Fun pop-up clouds today. Well… fun if you’re a weatherbug. And I am. I’m still trying to figure out how cloud systems and weather work in Vermont, as it’s sooo different from the weather in...

Memorial Day Lawn & Garden Report

Welcome to the Memorial Day Lawn and Garden Report. This is an azalea. Or maybe it’s a rhododendron. Herself says there’s hundreds of varieties of each… I just say, purty.The lilacs are blooming. There’s apparently lots of varieties of these,...

Trip to Middlebury on a Studio Tour

Middlebury, Vermont. Home to more than its share of craftsman and artisans… and large wooden roosters. This weekend artists all over the state are throwing open the doors to their studios, affording a first-hand look at the art of… well, art itself. First,...

Apple Blossom Time

About a mile from home at Adams apple orchard in Williston, VT. (That’s Vermont’s famous “Camel’s Hump” looming in the...

Bees & Blooms

The apple trees are in full bloom… And the bees are bumbling around as bees...

Moss Glen Falls

So you’re driving along on route 100 and suddenly you whiz by a waterfall. Two, actually. This is Moss Glen Falls… about 50 feet of roaring water splashing on a granite face, smack by the roadside....

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