• Happy Holidays!

    Wishing you all a very happy holiday season! Best wishes for the New Year....

  • Holiday Scene in Burlington

    The Nutcracker Ballet, performed by the Vermont Ballet Theatre, drew hundreds to the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts over the weekend. This photo was taken while my husband Dave and I were walking by the theatre after a matinee performance of The Nutcracker Ballet...

  • Early Winter Snow

    A view of Sugarbush Resort taken from East Warren in early December.With the winter solstice just a few days away, we're all gearing up for a snowy season in Vermont. Several areas around the state, including Sugarbush and the Mad River Valley, have received a...

  • December Sunset on Lake Champlain

    It will be a while before Lake Champlain freezes. But when you feel the icy wind blowing across the lake and onto the shore (and against your face), it's pretty evident that winter is here. Still, the chill is well worth it on a cold, bright...

  • Horse Farm in Townshend

    Friesians of Majesty is a 650-acre horse farm in Townshend that is owned and operated by breeder and trainer Robert Labrie. I met Robert a couple of years ago and was fascinated by his story.In 2000, Robert sold his asphalt business in Massachusetts, moved to Vermont...

  • Winter is Here

    The snow is a little late this year, but it's finally here. Several areas of the state did receive a few inches over the weekend, and more snow is in the forecast this week. It won't be long before the mountains are fully covered with...

  • Fingers Crossed for Snow
    Fingers Crossed for Snow

    I was expecting at least a little bit of snow to blanket my yard in northern Vermont this weekend. For the past two years, we've had at least one major storm around Thanskgiving, so I figured we were due for a big winter blast. My plan...

  • Natural Wonder: Quechee Gorge

    Quechee Gorge is a magnificent 165-foot-deep chasm that was sculpted by glacial activity some 13,000 years ago. Flowing through the 3,000-foot-long narrow gorge is the Ottauquechee River, which winds through Windsor County and eventually feeds into the Connecticut River.Quechee Gorge, which is part of Quechee...

  • November Frost and Sun

    All of this sunshine is such a surprise. November in New England can be a dreary mix of gray, gloom, rain and sleet. Needless to say, the 11th month is one I occasionally dread. But lately the sky seems exceptionally cheerful and bright, making these past...

  • Moosalamoo Natural Recreation Area

    The 20,000-acre Moosalamoo National Recreation Area is located within the Green Mountain National Forest and generally extends from Ripton and Goshen to Brandon and Rochester. Here you'll find dirt roads, rolling fields, scenic waterfalls and pristine lakes. This area, named after an Abenaki word for "the...