Friday, May 06, 2011

I Love Vermont

The lake house in Vermont is a lot like heaven with many species of birds...

...woodpeckers, grosbeaks and goldfinches with an occasional osprey.

The second thing I love about Vermont are the quaint views...

...and great eateries like "Jackson's on the River" named after Craig and Jackie's dogs River and Jackson
I did get a shot of Doreen and Sharyn walking to the car...

...and turned for another shot back up the hill to the main drag.

Jim and Doreen are also the proud owners of the scariest tree in Vermont...

... and a very lovely home

Back in Middlebury we saw a spectacular river falls show...

... with the town for a backdrop...

... and I love this town for all the great things it offers.

I'm not sure but I think the brown color is from tannin leached from the trees...

Jim was far braver than I going down to the river's edge...

... while I took the high ground to shoot a steeple and large granite slab.

Speaking of spooky trees these woodpecker holes make an awesome face...

...and Jim got very close to the side falls...

...while I got a shot of a spider pointed out to me by a little boy on the bridge.


I went above near the shops to look down on the river run...

... and got a good shot ...

...or two.

I also got a great shot of Jim on the guardrail and it reminded me of Michelle hanging over the wall above a 500 foot drop at salt creek falls in Oregon taking a picture.

Kermit the frog with a blue tie was also there with a little Buddha friend.

Our second day in Middlebury we went to lunch at "Fire and Ice" a great restaurant ...

... with a salad bar in a boat.

After leaving Middlebury we drove to Texas Falls...

... and while it didn't have the quantity of water it as amazing for the chutes...

... and pools...

...and a park under construction funded by the American Recovery and Reconstruction Act a great stimulus created to help workers and improve our infrastructure in America.

 We then drove ro Rochester, VT on route 100 to met Shatryn's cousin Beth who owns a shop called Boysenberry - Smart clothes

I wasn't sure what the clothes IQ was but they look great ...

... felt soft
... looked great a great place to shop. After a short visit with Beth I couldn't help but think of Jo & Joe Sharyn's cousin also and Beth's mom. Great family and a great legacy from Ed.

There is one more thing about Vermont I love and that's Jim and Doreen we couldn't have invented better friends who always make us smile...
... even with their tee shirts.

Quote of the Day ~
"Vermont - What happens here stays here, but nothing ever really happens here" ~ Jim's Tee Shirt
 Magic Number is 144

3 comments:

Joline said...

Paul (and Sharyn),

Once again, extraordinary pictures! The flowers are beautiful and the "Human Flower" at the entrance to Boysenberry is most especially beautiful! Thank you!!!!And now tell us about the trip back!
Love, Joline

boysenberry said...

Paul,
Love it! You have captured the Spirit of Vermont in early spring, especially the woodpecker tree, I had never seen such a tree until moving here! I must comment on my opinion about the brown water: it's why we call it Mud Season & I'm pretty sure it's mud, although I don't even know that trees have tannin, so I'm not an expert, just saying.
Thanks for including me in your visit, please let me know next time you in the area so we can get together for a real visit. Love Beth
PS: How'd you get my Mom to let you call her Joline? You must be VERY special!

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