Tag Archives: Montpelier

Spring Starts

I have been posting mostly on Instagram these days, so I have fallen behind on posts here. Now I’m catching up.
Even the COVID-19 stay-at-home order can’t stop spring’s slow arrival in northern Vermont. Right now it’s just at the muted brown and gray stage, but every day the greens of May are a little nearer. These are all along the North Branch of the Winooski River, about a half-mile down the road.

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COVID Days, Quiet Streets

Vermont’s stay-at-home order has brought eerie quiet to the streets of Montpelier, the capital. The most activity seems to be at the hardware store, still open because it’s considered essential, and the post office. It’s funny though: The less there is to look at, the more there is to see. Has to do with slowing down, I think.

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Montpelier’s July 3 Parade

Red, white, blue and a peach with orange fuzz at the Montpelier, VT, July 3 parade. A wave from the Morse Farm’s Burr Morse, above, and another from Montpelier’s mayor, Anne Watson, below, along with a Trump protestor and a runner in the annual Montpelier Mile. Bottom, crew members from the USS Montpelier nuclear-powered submarine, who always march in the parade. Lots more when you click  here for a gallery.

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July Fourth March for Sudan

When the car Taylor Stevens McLaughlin, 20, was driving collided head-on with another vehicle near Burlington, Vermont, on January 10, 2010, two lives were lost: Taylor’s and that of the driver of the other car. To try to make something positive happen out of the devastation, Taylor’s family decided to build upon Taylor’s friendship with a group of Sudanese immigrants living in Burlington. The family created a foundation that Taylor’s mother, father and sisters hope will be able to aid Sudanese in need in the U.S. and in Sudan. At the annual July Fourth parade in Montpelier, Taylor’s Sudanese Mission for Peace made its first official appearance. With a new banner, his family, friends and a contingent of Sudanese Vermonters made an emotional march through the streets of Vermont’s capital.

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Home Share Now

I’m working on a photo project for Home Share Now, a Barre, VT, organization that matches people with room to spare in their houses with people seeking a spot to live. The arrangements can be very successful and they seem to generate their own kind of interpersonal chemistry. Meet Monika and Cindy, above, who share Cindy’s home. The project will be done over the next few months. A gallery is here.

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December Street 1

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