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Tadoussac, Quebec, & the Whale Highway

Back from Quebec’s Saguenay Fjord and a whale-watching quest. The estuary where the Saguenay and the St. Lawrence rivers meet is one of the best places on earth to see a variety of whales. (From the blog page, click on the photo or headline for the full post and more photos.) The Saguenay, bringing its tea-colored waters from the boreal forest, flows into the mighty […]

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El Torneo de Futbol 2022

Last Saturday was the annual Torneo de Futbol de Justicia Migrante put on by Vermont’s Migrant Justice organization. (Click on the headline or photo for full post.) In the heart of northern New England virtually all the larger dairy farms run with the labor of migrant workers from Latin America. Many of them are invisible to Vermonters most of their working year, so the Torneo […]

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Montpelier’s July 3rd July 4th Parade

After a two-year COVID absence, Montpelier’s July Fourth parade (always held on July 3rd) was back, in most of its glory. There was a strong presence of marchers for abortion rights, and more politicians than ever. Plus a surprise appearance by the Chinese religion Falun Dafa. Why? I don’t know. As always, click on the headline or the photo for the full post. Click here […]

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Moving Light Dance

I photographed Moving Light Dance’s spring performance June 3–5 on a green hillside at Peck Orchard in East Montpelier, VT. (Click through on the headline or photo to see more photos, as with all these posts.) The performance started around 6:30 p.m., and on the last night the setting sun angled in over the apple trees bathing the stage in beautiful golden light.

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Vets with Pets

Army National Guard vet Chris Brock of Barre, VT, left, and vet tech Kim St. Germain console Brock’s dog Elinor, a basset hound/lab mix, as Elinor has her toe nails clipped at a recent free clinic held by Paws of War and the Mitzvah Fund at the Berlin, VT, Armory. More info on the organizations: Paws of War and Mitzvah Fund.

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Plum Island, MA

Plum Island is a barrier beach in Newburyport, Massachusetts. If you go there during a warm spell in May, it’s like summer, except that the water temperature is about 45 degrees F. It’s also one of the best birding spots in North America.

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All Species Day, Montpelier, VT

Montpelier welcomes spring in its own way, via All-Species Day, which starts in a local park and dances its way to the Vermont State House.

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Muddy Onion 2022

Catching up with the 2022 Muddy Onion, a local dirt-road ride that happened back on April 23rd. Up to about 40 miles through Montpelier, East Montpelier and Calais. The first big gravel-grinder event around here this season. More than 500 hundred riders. Click here for a high-resolution gallery.

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Alexander Twilight at the State House

Vermont welcomed the first portrait of a person of color onto the Vermont State House’s walls on May 5. The portrait of Alexander Twilight (1795–1857), the first person of color to serve in a state legislature (Vermont’s, 1836) and the first person of color known to have graduated from a US college (Middlebury College, 1823), was painted by Katie Runde of Middlebury. It now hangs […]

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Farewell, Tony Clark

Tony Clark, the founder of Blueberry Hill Ski Touring Center and one of the founders of the 1970s nordic ski boom in Vermont, has died, in Goshen, VT, where he made it happen. That’s Tony, above, in April of 1973. Not the best or sharpest photo ever made of him, but one that captures something of the times and a bit of Tony’s spirit. I […]

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