Friday, October 28, 2011

The Last Flowers...

From summer, to fall, to winter is such a short time.  These are the last flowers of the season.  You know what they say, "here today, gone tomorrow."

Just that quick, the seasons pass.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Windham Library...

This is my favorite spot in Windham (other than my cozy bed).  Wednesdays are spent at the library with all of my friends.  Today was especially busy.  I think everyone wanted to come in out of the rain, have a muffin and a cup of coffee.  They are lining up their books for the snow that has been forecasted later this week.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Last of Autumn...

It was a beautiful day today.  Lydia and I sewed at the WW.  I shot this in her driveway when I dropped her off.  We were commenting on the spruce trees on the way home and how much they had grown.  She planted them when they were just small sticks and look what happened in ten short years.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Jelly Cupboard...

It's almost full.  I have room for three more jars.  Any ideas?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Early Morning...

Today was my last physical therapy appointment.  I took this early this morning on my way down the hill.  I know it's not the best picture but it's all I got today.

When I arrived home, I blanched and froze a huge bag of eggplant.  That was more satisfying but it sure made an ugly picture.  See...I spared you that.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


It's sauerkraut day on the farm and I am up to my elbows in cabbage.  I have a bushel of apples to do later today, tomorrow it's eggplant and raspberry jam.  I'm winding it down and packing it in for a long winter ahead of me.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Scott Bridge...

This is Scott Bridge in Townshend, Vermont.  It is the longest wooden span in the state.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Beekman 1802

While passing through Sharon Springs, New York, yesterday afternoon, we stopped at the Beekman 1802 Merchantile.  I bought a bar of soap made from goat's milk.

These cute goats donate milk for the most wonderful soap. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Landgrove Vermont

This church in Landgrove, Vermont, was built in 1859.  It has no electricity, running water or heat.  Services are held during the summer months, also Christmas Eve.

Isn't this a beautiful, old building?  Notice the candle holders mounted on the wall.  It's the only light available.  Christmas Eve service is a bit chilly.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Autumn in Vermont

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;

Lengthen night and shorten day;

Every leaf speaks bliss to me,

Fluttering from the autumn tree.

–Emily Brontë (1818–48)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Landgrove, Vermont

Tom, Laurie and I went out for a ride on this beautiful afternoon.  Tom wanted to show Laurie the Landgrove church.  It was built in 1848 and remains unchanged to this day.  There is no heat, electricity or running water, services are held by candle light.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Lowell Lake...

Late afternoon at Lowell Lake with Laurie.  We wandered around the back roads snapping pictures of anything that caught our eye.  It was beautiful here today, the kind of day you wish would never end.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Burbee Pond...

On my way home from therapy this morning I stopped at Burbee Pond to catch the morning sun.  Yes, I said sun.  Miracles do happen!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Table Runner...

Tuesday is sewing at Waterwheel.  Today I finished a table runner for Miss Dana.  She saw one like this at our chicken barbeque raffle this summer.  So I made her one.

Monday, October 3, 2011


Just dancing around the therapy room this morning with, "my guy."  His bones rattle almost as much as mine.

I think he has dandruff.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Quilt Challenge

Three months ago I entered a quilt challenge at our local fabric shop.  The challenge was to make a quilt, any size, using three paint chips I was given.  I did not get to choose the colors.  They are at the bottom.  The second part of the challenge was to represent the four seasons. 

I decided, after much thought, to do the "Seasons of Life."  My mom is winter, I am autumn, my daughter is summer, my granddaughter is spring, and my great granddaughter is there just because I love her and by adding her, it makes this a five generation quilt.  And anyway, how could I leave Skylar off my quilt.

My friend Gina quickly pointed out that in Vermont we have five seasons, one of them being mud!