• The Winter Solstice
    The Winter Solstice

    I am always surprised when the first day of winter arrives in Vermont. It feels like it's already been winter around here for several weeks. We've had quite a bit of snow, and the air has been frosty since Halloween. I don't know about you, but...

  • Vermont’s Winter Landscape
    Vermont’s Winter Landscape

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  • Winter Wonderland in Vermont
    Winter Wonderland in Vermont

    It's been snowing on and off in northern Vermont since Sunday night. As of yesterday, 27 inches of snow fell in the town of Fletcher. Not far behind was the town of Underhill, our former home, which reported about 22 inches of snow. Now that we...

  • Holiday Road in the Little Town of Orwell
    Holiday Road in the Little Town of Orwell

    The festive display on Main Street in Orwell caught me by surprise. I didn't expect to be so comforted by the town's holiday decorations, especially because my senses have been overloaded with holiday songs on the radio and Christmas commercials on television. With all of...

  • Views from Bethel Mountain Road
    Views from Bethel Mountain Road

    -Bethel Mountain Road A handful of Vermont roads are closed during the winter months because they are too steep and challenging to navigate in the snow. Most of these mountain or "gap" roads cross the Green Mountains and are closed to traffic between November and May. Bethel...

  • Searching for Wildlife Along Dead Creek
    Searching for Wildlife Along Dead Creek

    Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area is a popular spot for birdwatching in Vermont. Located on 2,858 acres in the towns of Addison, Panton and Bridport, the area is excellent for viewing Canada geese and snow geese in the fall. More than 200 species of birds...

  • Late Fall Sunset on Lake Champlain
    Late Fall Sunset on Lake Champlain

    A November sunset over Lake Champlain. Afternoon sunsets in November and December can be hard to take. The shorter days and lack of light this time of year are not exactly what you would call uplifting. I happen to enjoy November in Vermont, but it's...

  • Hancock Barn on Route 100
    Hancock Barn on Route 100
  • A Sense of Balance in Chelsea
    A Sense of Balance in Chelsea

    It's been years since I've visited the small town of Chelsea. Since returning to Vermont, the town has been on my list of places to see and photograph. Finally, this week, I went back. Located in Orange County, Chelsea is home to only about 1,250 residents....

  • November Landscape
    November Landscape

    Sunny days are in short supply this time of year. On top of the cloudiness, the leaves are gone and the days are shorter. Sounds enticing, right? Actually, it really is nice. In Vermont we call this "Stick Season," which takes place between late October...