Fall & Autumn

  • A Ramble through East Wallingford
    A Ramble through East Wallingford

    On our way home to Burlington on Sunday, we took a right onto Vermont Route 140 and drove six miles to East Wallingford. Route 140 is windy and narrow before it descends into the tiny, sleepy village of East Wallingford. The village is quiet, pretty and...

  • Stowe Bike Path: Exploring the Great Outdoors
    Stowe Bike Path: Exploring the Great Outdoors

    The Stowe Recreation Path is at the top of my to-do list for anyone visiting or living in Vermont.  Whether you're biking, running, walking your dog or pushing a stroller, the five-mile path is a perfect place to enjoy the outdoors. Mostly flat and level, the...

  • November in Vermont: An Underrated Season
    November in Vermont: An Underrated Season

    How would you describe November in Vermont? If you asked me that question 10 years ago, I would have told you that it was dark, dreadful and depressing. Right now we're in the middle of  "Stick Season" in Vermont, when the leaves are mostly gone...

  • Finally, Motherhood
    Finally, Motherhood

    In July, Dave and I welcomed our daughter Phoebe into the world. We are so delighted to have her here with us, and we feel incredibly blessed. As many of you know, being able to have a child was a challenge for us. Needless to...

  • Views from Bethel Mountain Road
    Views from Bethel Mountain Road

    -Bethel Mountain Road A handful of Vermont roads are closed during the winter months because they are too steep and challenging to navigate in the snow. Most of these mountain or "gap" roads cross the Green Mountains and are closed to traffic between November and May. Bethel...

  • Searching for Wildlife Along Dead Creek
    Searching for Wildlife Along Dead Creek

    Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area is a popular spot for birdwatching in Vermont. Located on 2,858 acres in the towns of Addison, Panton and Bridport, the area is excellent for viewing Canada geese and snow geese in the fall. More than 200 species of birds...

  • Late Fall Sunset on Lake Champlain
    Late Fall Sunset on Lake Champlain

    A November sunset over Lake Champlain. Afternoon sunsets in November and December can be hard to take. The shorter days and lack of light this time of year are not exactly what you would call uplifting. I happen to enjoy November in Vermont, but it's...

  • Hancock Barn on Route 100
    Hancock Barn on Route 100
  • November Landscape
    November Landscape

    Sunny days are in short supply this time of year. On top of the cloudiness, the leaves are gone and the days are shorter. Sounds enticing, right? Actually, it really is nice. In Vermont we call this "Stick Season," which takes place between late October...

  • Relocating to Vermont: The Ups and Downs
    Relocating to Vermont: The Ups and Downs

    On Nov. 1, 2006, Dave and I left Boston and moved to Vermont. We enjoyed living in the city, but we were tired of the grind and yearned for a more laid-back lifestyle. Vermont was my home, and we had talked about relocating to Vermont...