Category: Fall Season

Vermont’s Stone Walls

Walking the backroads, hillsides and forests of Vermont, it is inevitable that you will have an encounter with a stone wall! I’ve heard estimates claiming there are over 200,000 miles of stone walls in New England. Many of these stone fences were built in… Continue Reading “Vermont’s Stone Walls”

Bird Sanctuary ART

The Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary inhabits several city blocks – sandwiched between 2nd and 3rd Avenues and running from 111th Street to 117th Street. The small building in the photo above sits at one of the trailheads and had the coolest, folk-artsy door painting!… Continue Reading “Bird Sanctuary ART”

The Pogue

For our Sunday road trip, we traveled to Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park. The forecast called for rain and high winds later in the day so we arrived at the park around 11:30 hoping to beat the weather and take a brisk walk. It was… Continue Reading “The Pogue”

Evening Light

I was still sitting in my home office (a.k.a the dining room table) working late when Jim came barreling through the front door insisting I come outside. He had poured a couple glasses of red wine and set up the Adirondack chairs on the… Continue Reading “Evening Light”

Rail Trail Fun

With the mild temperatures continuing for another day, we decided to head out and get one more bike ride in before winter really grabs hold. Today, we chose the section of the Northern Rail Trail between Lebanon and Canaan. It was so refreshing to… Continue Reading “Rail Trail Fun”

Historic Day

What a glorious day! It was warm enough to enjoy my morning coffee on the porch, plant my garlic – which was way overdue – and take a long carefree walk. It was also the day this country charted a new course. I’m looking… Continue Reading “Historic Day”

Winter Seed Pods

A warm front moved into the area overnight and we are enjoying some nice mild temperatures over the next few days. During my lunch break, I wandered back to the pond to get some fresh air and enjoy the glorious sunshine! As I was… Continue Reading “Winter Seed Pods”

Snowy Morning

I woke up early this morning to a dusting of snow. It came down pretty hard for a spell but did not end up sticking to the ground – except in the woods. Since picking up a temporary job for the State of Vermont… Continue Reading “Snowy Morning”

All Hallow’s Eve Walkabout

On All Hallow’s Eve Ushering in Winter’s dark We toast Fall’s bounty ~ Lynn Thomas Amber My engagement with the celebration of Halloween has changed over the years. I remember, as a kid, always feeling somewhat shy about knocking on someone’s door and asking… Continue Reading “All Hallow’s Eve Walkabout”

FRosty Fothergilla

This week has seen some huge fluctuations in temperature as Vermont transitions from one season to the next. We had some extremely clear, crisp frosty mornings followed by days that commenced downright balmy and misty. At first light the other day, I slipped on… Continue Reading “FRosty Fothergilla”