Sunday, February 12, 2006

A Place I Love...



This is Vermont, where my wife of 30 years was born and raised. I've made many trips there, falling a bit more in love each time. Last time was 2 summers ago along with my first digital camera.

Above is Camel's Hump, one of the landmarks of the state. Another view below-



Brookfield, where her father was raised is famous for the bridge across Brookfield Pond; this was our first new car ever, with her driving across-




She was raised not far from Brookfield, and just down the road from Baker's Pond; the house is her cousins, and as the road goes out of frame on the right it goes over a ridge and down into "The Gulf", one of my favorite afternoon drives ever, and where I've asked her to spread my ashes when my time comes-





It almost doesn't matter where you go, there is a view!






That seems to be the limit Blogger will let me upload of photos; hopefully they will brighten a few mornings and warm a few other ones!

Happy Photo Sunday!

alan

18 comments:

I n g e r said...

OH, so beautiful! I love Vermont, too, though I've only been up there a few times. It's one of those places that keeps living up to the idea you have about it.

Happy Sunday!

Jen said...

Beautiful!!
My husband and I spent part of our honeymoon in Vermont, that was nine years ago...we keep saying we want to go back...now I want to go back even more after seeing those photos!

kath said...

what a beautiful place...

I can almost feel the warm... thank you!

sjobs said...

It is absolutely beautiful and stunning. I have never made it to Vermont but after seeing those photos, I just may have to.

Mary

Barbara said...

Vermont is truly beautiful as are these photos. Falling in love is a good thing.

cathie said...

How beautiful! They make me want to visit Vermont some day = although I am sure I was there skiing as a kid once...
Happy Sunday to you!

scrappy rose said...

I love Vermont, too!! We try to go a few times a year. It's a great place to camp.

scrappy rose said...

I love Vermont, too!! We try to go a few times a year. It's a great place to camp.

sttropezbutler said...

Alan..great photos...(and I'm happy to know that you have backup!)

Thanks for this post....

STB

Lori said...

This is so beautiful. I've always wanted to go to Vermont as all the photographs I've seen are incredibly gorgeous. Thanks for allowing me to stretch outside the Kansas borders!

boo said...

those are bootiful. your wife is a lucky woman to have grown up in a place as such. i agree, a bootiful & breathtaking view everywhere u turn :)

Sky said...

The sunset photograph is truly breath-taking. I never made it to Vermont when I was in New England so I must be sure to go next time. I toured predominantly in NH and Maine. I suspect the maples make Vermont surreal in autumn. Thanks for sharing the photos. :)

Nancy said...

Very quaint and gorgeous too! I love New England. Never been to Vermont though. Awesome photos, thanks for sharing them. I bet it doesn't look quite like that today, after the nor'easter.

Thanks for the tip on the fan Alan. Also, you may publish more photos, just do it five at a time.

Have a great week!

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

This is a most special place. Thank you so much for sharing the photos.

Heidi said...

Beautiful Photos :) Anyone would love.

ConnieJane said...

Breathtakingly beautiful photos!

I have never been to Vermont but one of my aunts has a condo there. She rents it out all winter but has offered to let us use it in the summer if we'd like. Your pictures make me want to take her up on that offer!

Most lovely, thanks for sharing.

Frankie said...

Oh! It all looks so beautiful!!! It makes me long for a road trip out there....

Mystical Me said...

SOOOOO..............Beautiful!! I want to go there & check it out. It looks like such a beautiful, calm, & peaceful place. Take care, MM ;) XOXO