The Month of November in Vermont: An Underrated Season

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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 and the snow has yet to arrive.

I used to loathe this time of year, but now I love November in Vermont.

Yes, the days are short and the weather turns cold in November. But there’s something really beautiful about the stark landscape and contrast of colors that I never appreciated before. Now I embrace the fallen leaves, chilly air and bare trees.

My relatively new affection for November might also have to do with the wonderful, life-changing events that have happened to us during this particular month. Dave and I moved to Vermont in November 2006, and we learned in November 2010 that we were going to have a baby.

What will be special about November 2011? I’ll always remember that we were home in Vermont, as a family, surrounded by beauty.

Fall & Autumn, Scenic, stick season, Winter
  • Nicki
    Posted at 03:36h, 14 November Reply

    You certainly take some beautiful shots!!

  • Mad River Valley Blog
    Posted at 13:35h, 14 November Reply

    The sun shines and people smile, even in November. Vermont is beautiful all year long.

  • Tony
    Posted at 15:21h, 14 November Reply

    I’ve always loved November. There is enough Fall in the air, and early winter and snow has always been beautiful to me. What is dark, dreadful, and depressing is February when everything is still covered in dirty snow after four months.

  • Erica Houskeeper
    Posted at 20:35h, 14 November Reply

    @Nicki – Thank you!

    @MRV Blog – So true. It took me a while to appreciate all that!

    @Tony – It’s a wonderful time of year. So much to enjoy. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Erin @ I Heart New England
    Posted at 14:37h, 15 November Reply

    In my neck of the woods, November is always (in my opinion) the most beautiful month in autumn. Although I love October the best, November here is the height of fall foliage, and towards the end of the month the paths of autumn and winter cross and blend, creating such a unique and dramatic landscape.
    In your case, in VT, I have to say… what month ISN’T beautiful? 🙂

  • Hilke Breder
    Posted at 14:56h, 21 November Reply

    Well said, Erica. The trees are more than sticks; they have been clarified and you see the underlying structure.

  • Erica Houskeeper
    Posted at 20:57h, 23 November Reply

    Hi Hilke — I love how you summed that up. Perfect!

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