Setting sun across Vermont lawn

If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton More colorful sunset stuff.

Sun through the trees

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. ~ C. S. Lewis Fall sun in Vermont.

Frail but adventuresome

“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” ~ Sven Goran Eriksson What a bold little vine!


“I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.” ~ HAL, 2001: A Space Odyssey Three monitors is where its at for productivity at home. Monitor 1: App shortcuts, monitoring applications, chat Monitor 2: Main work area Monitor 3: Browser

Trapp Family Lodge

You brought music back into the house. I had forgotten. ~ Captain Von Trapp, The Sound of Music More overcast but pretty scenery from Vermont at the Von Trapp Family Lodge (you know, Sound of Music).

Another beautiful fall road in Vermont

“The real winners are not those at the top but those who have come the farthest over the toughest roads. Your victory may never make the headlines. But you will know about it, and that’s what counts.” ~ Ernest A. Fitzgerald Photo taken from a moving car, so not so focused, but shows again the…

Kids rejoicing in a rock climb

“Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable” ~ Plato My boy, surrounded by his cousins (5 of my brother’s 6 kids). Nothing like putting like-aged boys together. What fun!

We are like leaves on a tree

“If you don’t know [your family’s] history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree” ~ Michael Crichton I took this in the back yard of the bride during a family wedding. Knowing your family history is really interesting, and you can trace certain family…

Wedding centerpiece

And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said:  “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son,  and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come.” ~ Matthew 22:1-3 (New King James…

Clean up in the field

I have taken many pictures of this field. Here it is after harvest, and mid-cleanup.  Soon, it will be pristine dirt again, ready for a new planting.

Expensive macaroni art

The artist uses the talent he has, wishing he had more talent.  The talent uses the artist it has, wishing it had more artist.  ~ Robert Brault So, this ‘art’ was up along a hallway in the Burlington VT International Airport (BTV). This piece, about a foot on each side, was going for $150. Can…

Bird mural

This mural appears in the nursery of the Hunger Mountain Christian Church in Stowe, Vermont. What I like about it is, though obviously done by amateur artists, they strove for realism, using indigenous bird species.

Dutch Colonial

“Home is not where you live, but where they understand you” ~ Christian Morganstern (1871 – 1914) German poet My grandad had a Dutch Colonial style house – see the barn-like roof profile? Lots of room in the attic. I’d love to own a 5000 sq foot dutch colonial :D.

Autumn lake

“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.” ~ William Cullen Bryant (1794 – 1878) American romantic poet It was very overcast during my trip to Vermont, but here’s the best photo I could get of the fall colors. Hope you find it beautiful!

Wood for the still

The maple sugar house I visited uses the one fuel they have plenty of for distilling the syrup – trees. Maple sap is 98% water, so it has to be boiled down quite a bit to make the syrup we all love.

Sugar house

A sugar house is where maple sap is boiled down to maple syrup.

As in a dream

“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.” ~ Douglas H. Everett On an overcast day in Vermont, this house just looked kind of dreamy. Here’s a posterized view:

Rich colors

Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words.  They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.  ~ Lydia M. Child (1802 – 1880) American abolitionist and women’s rights advocate A simple ornamental vine,…

Lonely road in Vermont

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ~ Albert Camus A fall road in Vermont.