Tag Archives: Vermont

Light on the Lake


Lake Champlain never disappoints, whatever its mood. These are from Burlington’s waterfront a few days before I broke my ankle.

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Black Lives Matter, VT

Thousands attended a demonstration Sunday at the Vermont State House in Montpelier to protest the killings of people of color by police around the country. Click here for a full gallery.

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Eagle Eye

Remember when the only place you ever saw an eagle was on a quarter? Now they are not uncommon visitors to central Vermont. This one was leaping into the air from the downstream side of the Wrightsville Reservoir dam, near Montpelier. Those talons are sharp! 

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No Leaf Unturned

It seemed as though real spring would never arrive, but overnight, the leaves popped and it was here. Most of these are in the town of East Montpelier, VT.

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Spring & Snow

A funny spring so far: warm and then cold with snow sweeping across the highlands. Now we have the leaves ready to pop and the mountaintops are white. Makes for a nice contrast of green and white, but warm temperatures are coming and in about a week it will really look like spring. These are all in the stately rolling town of East Montpelier, VT.

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Trapps’ in Snow

It’s been an off-and-on winter, but snow returned on March 1, and people turned out at the Trapp Family Lodge trails in Stowe, VT, to enjoy it.

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January in November

November turned to winter in a hurry: snow, skiing and temperatures one night near zero. Both photos, early season skiers at Craftsbury Outdoor Center, VT, USA.

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Bringing in the Hemp

It used to be illegal to grow hemp in Vermont because it is, scientifically, the same plant as marijuana. But hemp doesn’t have nearly as much of the psychoactive substance THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) that marijuana does. (Hemp plants can contain no more than 0.3 percent (by dry weight); marijuana typically contains 5 to 20 percent THC.) With the boom in the use of CBD (cannabidiol) oils and other hemp products, hemp farms have sprung up around Vermont — more than 800 growers on nearly 8,000 acres this summer.  The MontKush organization farms on land in Plainfield and scores of workers were harvesting and processing hemp there last week. Click here for something about MontKush.  Click here for a gallery. Thanks to Terry Allen for getting me out into the fields.

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Ben & Hannah


I don’t generally photograph weddings but every now and then I end up at a great one and I can’t resist. In this case, my friends’ wonderful daughter, Hannah, and the equally wonderful Ben tied the knot. They live in London, but they came to the wilds of Calais, Vermont, Hannah’s hometown, on a spectacular late summer day, to the Old West Church for the service and then to the yellow barn with the hardwood floor for the reception and dancing to the Starline Rhythm Boys. It was a great transatlantic party. A few pictures are here. And click here for a gallery.





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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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