16-08-17 Monochrome Madness

My entry to this week’s Monochrome Madness run by Leanne Cole, an excellent Australian photographer.

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My cousin, James Kepler, on a roadtrip to Northfield, VT.

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1-14-13 Silly Sublime

All states have some silly laws

Here are 2.5 from Vermont:

At one time it was illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole;

It is illegal to paint landscapes in times of war (this made sense before the photograph?);

Wives must ask their husbands permission to wear false teeth.

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Lake Morey

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Connecticut River, Brattleboro

Connecticut River, Brattleboro

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Bridge over The Connecticut State Line VT/NH

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Three Churches

Three Churches

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1-13-13 Where’s Winter?

I collected on my Christmas present from Katherine this weekend. I have started baking bread, especially sourdough bread, over the past few years so Katherine gifted me with a four-hour class: “The Magic of Wild Yeasts: Sourdough” offered at the King Arthur Baking Education Center in Norwich VT. The class was taught by Amber Eisler, one of their on-staff instructors. She is excellent.

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This was a test run to see if I enjoyed the experience and thought it worthwhile. I certainly did. Now we need to decide when to return and take a few weekend classes.  (Katherine would obviously take a higher, much higher, level class than I would).

We stayed at the Lake Mourey Resort in Fairlee VT. One of their signature winter offerings is a 4.5 mile skating loop around the lake. Not this weekend (or last, or the one before that…). The ice was unsafe. Open water was actually visible.

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I grew up in New England and went skiing in VT and New Hampshire a lot as a kid. I remember January. It was cold, the snow was deep, the rivers and lakes were frozen, ice boats would be out and all in all it was winter wonderland time.

This felt like mid March in New Jersey or downstate New York. There was very little snow on the ground,  as noted above, nothing was frozen solidly enough for skating.  Does it mean anything? In the short-term, probably not. It will snow in VT. The lakes will freeze at some point this year but long-term?

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The climate patterns are changing.  Make of that what you will.

6-24-12 Round Trip Road Trip

I have not been my usual participatory WordPress blog self (either reading or writing) these past few days and today I barely managed to get a blog post in at all. I threw up one pic of the Mermaid Day Parade but it was the best I could do. There will be a full blog about the parade in the next 24-48 hours.

We have been busy getting Abigail ready for camp.  Today we drove her up to Vermont and then came back.  Basically we left at 11 and returned at 11. Not a bad drive all in all but a long day and tomorrow morning I have to return David and Jenna’s car so Jenna can take the kids on an upstate adventure. I will then retrieve the Graciemobile from the friend we loaned it to and see why it started acting up. (I hate cars. That is a big reason I live in NYC). Hardly anytime to blog and not much time to shoot but I did get a few good pictures of the camp campus and one shot of the town that I liked.

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From Hoboken in 2011