spring

  • A Scenic Climb Up Equinox Skyline Drive
    A Scenic Climb Up Equinox Skyline Drive

    -My husband taking in the view at Equinox Skyline Drive Of all of the mountains in Vermont, Mount Equinox is the one I cherish the most. My childhood home in Manchester was located at the base of the mountain, and I spent countless hours admiring Equinox's dramatic...

  • Chiselville Covered Bridge in Sunderland
    Chiselville Covered Bridge in Sunderland

    The Chiselville Covered Bridge, built in 1870, spans the Roaring Branch on Sunderland Hill Road in Sunderland. Vermont has about 100 covered bridges, and this Bennington County bridge is one that I always remember in particular. It must be the sign at the entrance: "One Dollar...

  • Signs of Spring

    I haven't been outdoors with my camera in a while. Life has been hectic (in a good way) over the past few months, and photography has been at the bottom of my list. Now that it finally feels like spring, I'm hoping to get outdoors...

  • Vermont Trade Winds Farm in Shoreham
    Vermont Trade Winds Farm in Shoreham

    The sap at Vermont Trade Winds Farm in Shoreham was boiling when we arrived on Saturday. Smoke and steam were billowing from the sugarhouse, and all I could smell was the sweet scent of maple. Dave and I decided to take a drive to this Addison...

  • Hiking to Lye Brook Falls
    Hiking to Lye Brook Falls

    It takes a little bit of time and effort to see Lye Brook Falls in Manchester. While visiting southern Vermont over the weekend, Dave and I took an impromptu hike to the 125-foot waterfall located deep in woods of the Green Mountain National Forest. Even though...

  • Scenic Smugglers Notch: Exploring Route 108
    Scenic Smugglers Notch: Exploring Route 108

    The opening of Route 108 through scenic Smugglers Notch is a rite of spring in Vermont. This scenic road that winds through a narrow pass between Mount Mansfield, Spruce Peak and Sterling Mountain is closed to traffic during the winter months. Located near Vermont's tallest...

  • The Path to Snow Farm Vineyard

    Most of us know someone who ended up taking an entirely different career path than what they had planned. My mom started out as a teacher but ended up in real estate. My husband Dave received a degree in biology and went back to college...

  • Sculptures in Southern Vermont

    The sculptures at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester always make me feel a little nostalgic. During my childhood I spent many hours at the center taking summer art classes, attending performances, and strolling the grounds. A few unusual sculptures were always there in...

  • Spring in Dorset

      Tulips on the village green in Dorset, Vermont. After last week's big snowstorm (most of the snow has melted), it was wonderful to see these colorful flowers in southern Vermont on Saturday. ...

  • April Surprise Snowstorm

    After the storm in Jericho Center. If you weren't in northern Vermont for this week's wild winter storm, maybe you heard about it. Less than a week after the snow tires were taken off my Subaru, Mother Nature decided to dump more than a foot...