• The Path to Snow Farm Vineyard

    Most of us know someone who ended up taking an entirely different career path than what they had planned. My mom started out as a teacher but ended up in real estate. My husband Dave received a degree in biology and went back to college...

  • Sculptures in Southern Vermont

    The sculptures at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester always make me feel a little nostalgic. During my childhood I spent many hours at the center taking summer art classes, attending performances, and strolling the grounds. A few unusual sculptures were always there in...

  • Spring in Dorset

      Tulips on the village green in Dorset, Vermont. After last week's big snowstorm (most of the snow has melted), it was wonderful to see these colorful flowers in southern Vermont on Saturday. ...

  • April Surprise Snowstorm

    After the storm in Jericho Center. If you weren't in northern Vermont for this week's wild winter storm, maybe you heard about it. Less than a week after the snow tires were taken off my Subaru, Mother Nature decided to dump more than a foot...

  • Underwater Treasures: Lake Champlain Shipwrecks
    Underwater Treasures: Lake Champlain Shipwrecks

    Lake Champlain is one of the most historic lakes in North America. The lake, which became a vital transportation corridor in the 19th century, was a location for military activity and battles during the French and British military conflict, the Revolutionary War, and the War...

  • Route 100: Granville Gulf Reservation
    Route 100: Granville Gulf Reservation

    Vermont's Route 100 winds through small towns and scenic villages in the heart of the Green Mountains. When you drive along this famous Vermont road, you come across white steepled churches, cozy ski towns and country stores. One of the most unique areas of Route 100...

  • Gardens and Flowers at Trapp Family Lodge

    The gardens at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe have everything from primrose and geraniums to impatiens and tulips. And of course, there's Edelweiss. Every summer Dave and I visit the 2,400-acre resort to admire the gardens around the property. Last summer I spent a few hours...

  • Cloverdale Barn

    Photos of an old barn near Underhill taken on Easter Sunday. ...

  • Hubbard Park in Montpelier
    Hubbard Park in Montpelier

     Montpelier is one of those cities with interesting bits of trivia. The Vermont state capital is the smallest in the nation and the only one without a McDonald's. But one notable fact about the city tends to get overlooked: Montpelier is home to one of the best...

  • The Starkness of Early Spring

    Bare branches near Lake Champlain in Charlotte. Now that the snow is mostly gone, I'm doing my best to appreciate the neutral landscape of early spring.The stretch between March and late April in Vermont is always a toss up -- it can be mild and...