Category Archives: Colors


Plainfield Flower Farm

It was 20 below zero here this morning so, to warm you up, here’s a look at the Plainfield, VT, Flower Farm last spring. Bram Towbin and Erica Da Costa have an acre of peonies and about 50 acres of lilacs and snowball viburnum, grown for the cut-flower market. From their hillside in Plainfield their budding flowers travel to urban flower markets around the Northeast. […]

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Morning, North Branch

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Every July for 40 years the Des Moines Register and a legion of volunteers have put together a little event called the Register‘s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, better known as RAGBRAI, a week-long bicycle ride across the roughly 500-mile-wide state. It started with two Register employees and a few hangers-on and has grown into an Iowa tradition and a bicycling legend that this year drew […]

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Spring Turns a Corner

In the Vermont hills, we’re finally moving from the gray browns of March into the soft green pyrotechnics of Spring: East Montpelier and Calais roads, and one beautiful but unfortunate ruffed grouse, on the road, Calais.  

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Field Ski

Craftsbury Nordic Center, Craftsbury, VT.

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Hay barn, Craftsbury, VT.

Also posted in architecture, Snow, Vermont, Weather, Winter

Christmas Tree, Albany, VT

Also posted in Vermont, Winter

Santacon, NYC

I hate to overdo Santas, but I happened to be in New York during the annual flash mob known as Santacon, also known as the Santa Pub Crawl. Thousands of Santa wannabes followed Tweets around the city, from South Street Seaport to City Hall Park, Grand Central, the public library, Times Square and bars in between, depending on the Santa, since not all Santas are […]

Also posted in Christmas, New York City, People

You Definitely Better Not Shout

Nearly 1,200 Santas champ at their beards before the start of the first Ri Ra’s Santa 5-k Run and Walk on Church Street in Burlington, VT, Sunday. Let’s see: Beard: check! Hat: check! Santa jacket: check! Santa Belt: check! Baggy Santa pants: check! And off they went, to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Below, those beards can be a problem. Maybe some starch?

Also posted in Christmas, exercise, People, Vermont

Back to Grass

So maybe we jumped the gun a little on the skiing thing. East Montpelier, VT, today.

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Fall Roliage

Rolling through a Vermont autumn on a dirt road in Albany, above, and at dawn, below, on Route 100 in Granville.

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North shore, Prince Edward Island.    

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The site has been down and on and off for nearly a month with assorted technical problems, including being hacked into, but things seem to be resolved now. So, here is Nice, France, and those blues are why they call it the Cote d’Azur.  More pictures from the incredibly varied landscape of the Fifth Republic are here. If you mouse-over the individual thumbnails in the galleries, […]

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The Reward

The reward for struggling through all the snow and mud came today. This is the same hill that was in the “April in Vermont” post below, just a little more than month ago. Today it was bursting with the arrival of spring.

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Easter Rarebit

Easter, Worcester, VT.  

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Snow & Sky

That’s it: the snow and the sky. We have a lot of both right now.

Also posted in Snow, Vermont, Winter

Wind on the Horizon

Wind Farm, Route 11, upstate New York.

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Maine BBQ

OK, you don’t usually associate Maine with barbecue, but there it is, in the orange trailer poking out of the snowbank where U.S. Route 2 sweeps eastward from Bethel toward Rumford. I didn’t have any, but it smelled good. It’s in the parking lot next to the Good Food Store and run by the same people who run the store. It’s called Smokin’ Good BBQ.

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Snowstorm, Interstate 89

Through the windshield during the north-central Vermont segment of this week’s Nor’easter. Nope, I wasn’t driving! For more on this winter, go here.

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Snow Grass

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Colors of Burano

On wholesale jerseys the island of Burano in the Venice cheap mlb jerseys lagoon, pastel-painted walls rule. cheap jerseys This is how I Tips found the bike, leaning Susswater against the wall on world! a hot summer Any day du — no art director involved.

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