Category: Vermont

Snow Magnolia

Shivering blossom Under a snowy blanket Longing for sunshine. ~ Lynn Thomas Amber I believe a more appropriate common name for the Star Magnolia should be Snow Magnolia! Here in the north where this magnolia reaches its hardiness limit, the opening blossoms often endure… Continue Reading “Snow Magnolia”

NO Mud!

The exceedingly warm temperatures this week meant that we were all on high alert for the roads to break up and revert to mudslides. Surprisingly, the roads remain relatively dry and hard-packed. It’s been an unusual spring mud season or lack thereof! I’m not… Continue Reading “NO Mud!”

Sounds of Spring

Sights and Sounds of Spring Meltwater trickles Along the mud-covered road A burbling river. ~ Lynn Thomas Amber Yesterday, the sun was shining brightly, warming the spring air and lighting up the forest. I found that I had a little extra bounce in my… Continue Reading “Sounds of Spring”

Sleigh ride

Recently, we’ve been getting eggs from our good friend Bill – whose chickens have returned to a more regular laying schedule. Since we were down to 1 egg in the refrigerator this morning, Jim called Bill to see if we could swing by and… Continue Reading “Sleigh ride”

March in Vermont

A week into March here in Vermont and I’m feeling hopeful! 🙂 I get this adrenaline rush every year about this time after a long winter of snow and cold temperatures. This year, the long winter included isolation due to the pandemic – so… Continue Reading “March in Vermont”

Cabin Fever Excursions

As we approach the end of February, my cabin fever temperature continues to rise! To lower my homebound temperature and raise my spirits, we embarked on two road trips this past week. The first adventure was a true road excursion (with a short snowshoe… Continue Reading “Cabin Fever Excursions”

snowshoe Solitude

Plans to embark on a day-long road trip adventure today were sabotaged by unforeseen circumstances. Shifting gears to more homebound enterprises, I continued work on my quilt project and in the early afternoon took a break from sewing to get some fresh air. I… Continue Reading “snowshoe Solitude”

Snowed in

It’s been almost a year since the pandemic descended upon us. Most of us are still practicing self-isolation and limiting physical contact with family and friends. Some of us lost jobs. Many of our family members who retained their jobs are still working remotely… Continue Reading “Snowed in”

Neighborhood Views

Yesterday, we had the first really bright, sunny day in many weeks. And, also, one of the coldest days we’ve had all winter. I really needed to get outside, though, and pulled out the “really warm” outdoor gear for a brisk walk and photo… Continue Reading “Neighborhood Views”

Fishing Pier

One of my favorite locations along the Burlington Waterfront is the new city green space – Waterworks Park. What used to be a run-down parking lot along the lake has been transformed into a beautiful little park that sits behind the Burlington Water Works… Continue Reading “Fishing Pier”