leaf season in Vermont

There is a reason people flock to Vermont in late September and early October.  Mother Nature puts on a show of color against a background of vintage homes and buildings that is spectacular.  I took in the beauty from my parents farmhouse and our day trips to Chester, Weston, Queechee, and Woodstock.  Here are a few postcard pretty pictures from Vermont…

Leaf Season in Vermont
One of my favorite seats for taking in the view is the nook.  There are even binoculars on the lazy susan!
Leaf Season in Vermont
This is the view out the breakfast nook window.
Leaf Season in Vermont
Picking out the right shade of red was a project in itself before painting the barn!
Leaf Season in Vermont
The hammock is the perfect spot to take in the falling leaves…
Leaf Season in Vermont
Early morning clouds and mist…
Leaf Season in Vermont
The village green in Dorset
Leaf Season in Vermont
Dorset Union Store (formerly Peltier’s) is all decked out in pumpkins…
Leaf Season in Vermont
Dorset Playhouse
Leaf Season in Vermont
Always a lovely spot for a meal.  We like to have dinner in the Tavern at the Dorset Inn.
Leaf Season in Vermont
The Vermont Country Store in Weston is full of everything from cheese to dog biscuits and just about anything else you can think of!
Leaf Season in Vermont
The tiny town of Landgrove (as of 2010 it had a population of 158) has some of the prettiest houses in a gorgeous setting…
Leaf Season in Vermont
Quaint beauty
Leaf Season in Vermont
The dirt roads and falling leaves simply add to the charm…
Leaf Season in Vermont
I love this house!
Leaf Season in Vermont
Woodstock Vermont was aglow with autumn color…
Leaf Season in Vermont
Just outside of Woodstock is farmhouse pottery.  They sell their beautiful wares all over the country, but this is where the magic happens!
Leaf Season in Vermont
I wanted it all!
Leaf Season in Vermont
Like me, my mom is a minimalist when it comes to fall decor.
Leaf Season in Vermont
After driving through so many towns, this is where we ended the day with a glass of wine and a fire crackling in the fireplace.  Simply perfect!

 

 

summer in coastal connecticut

Summers in New England can be brutally hot and humid, especially in August.  I was lucky to experience some beautiful balmy clear days, a little rain, and even a few fall like days.  As a child, August was never my favorite month, even with my birthday at the tail end.  It signaled the end of carefree summer days and colder weather just around the corner.  I can appreciate August and September now.   Continue reading

august in vermont

Summer in Vermont is so green and lush that it’s easy to see why its nickname is the Green Mountain State. It was an education for me to see my parents field being mowed,  tedded (fluffing the hay), and then baled.  And of course there is antiquing and seeing what new projects my parents are working on at their farmhouse.  Sharing a few photos from a fun filled few days… Continue reading

lovely fairfield county, connecticut

While I love living in Santa Barbara, California, there are some things that just can’t be duplicated here on the West coast.  A part of me will always love New England…Connecticut to be specific, where we still own a home.  Here are a few recent glimpses of some of my favorite things about Fairfield County, Connecticut. Continue reading

going back in time in big sur…

Months ago, I had planned a trip to Big Sur when my parents would be visiting me in Santa Barbara.  Our daughter and a friend were coming too.  Nature had other ideas.  With one of the wettest winters on record  (over 80″ of rain) and five years of drought, the damage was severe.  Mudslides, rockslides, and the loss of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge cut a major part of the beautiful Highway 1 and Big Sur off from the rest of the world. Continue reading