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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Orleans County Fair, Barton VT 2017

We made our annual family visit to the Barton Fair again this year. This always signals the end of Summer for us. There is typically a Fall feel to the air, and the subtle signs that Fall will soon be approaching are usually seen.

This year's fair was not as good as previous years. There weren't as many rides or shows. It was disappointing to me, as I always really enjoy the different shows. But, at least the 4H displays were still good, which is always my favorite part of the fair. The tractor pulls were being held when we were there, but I didn't take any photos of them this year.

I also decided to just bring my IPhone this year to take pictures. Love the camera on the IPhone 7plus.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Lake Willoughby Westmore VT

Most of the Lake Willoughby photos that I have shared here on the blog have been taken from the South end of the lake. This photo which I recently took is from the NorthWest end of the lake. (As always, please click on image to enlarge)

I am really looking forward to photographing this area, as well as many other areas of the Northeast when it is dressed in it's Fall finest. I will once again be spending a lengthy time photographing the Fall foliage of New England.......beginning the end of September into October. My plans thus far are to focus (pun intended!) on Northern New Hampshire and Northern, Central, and hopefully Western VT. As the foliage progresses Southward, I have plans to follow it into Southern New England throughout the month of October.

I will be sharing information on a project that I have been working on for over a year in an upcoming blog post. Stay tuned!!!!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

May Pond, Barton VT

This is one of my favorite places on the planet. I find the peace, serenity, and beauty of May Pond to be very comforting for the soul. I was blessed to spend a little time here the other day.

The long and narrow lane to my peaceful place.......

My nephew Logan. I sometimes jump for joy like that when I'm there by myself. (Ha!)

Beautiful Summer day....

Monday, August 21, 2017

Light and Dark

"We've all got both light and dark inside of us.

What matters is the part we choose to act on.

That's who we really are."

-----------J.K. Rowling

Photo taken from a hilltop last week in Northeast Kingdom, VT.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Farmhouse Decor 2

Another one from my Farmhouse Decor Collection....

Monday, August 14, 2017

Farmhouse Decor

From my farmhouse style collection......

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017


A wink and a smile.....

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Tangerini's Spring Street Farm, Millis MA

If you are a regular follower here on the blog then you already know how much I love farms. My favorite thing about the Summer is all of the locally grown, delicious, and nutritious fruits and vegetables. Farms are also fun places to photograph so the other day I went to Tangerini's Farm in Millis MA with my two oldest kids (N and Miss J) and the three models......oops, I mean grandkids.

Here we are walking through the sunflower field. It was hot....very the sun out in this field. 

We cut several sunflowers to bring home with us......all were picked out by Ryleigh who did a wonderful job finding the prettiest sunflowers for us.

We then found a nice shady spot to take a break (and some photos). Everyone was very happy to be in the shade. Stevie and Henry enjoyed themselves.

Ryleigh was promised an ice cream if she cooperated with Nana's camera.......and she did some sassy poses for me. :-)

And when she refused to pose and tried to hide behind a sunflower, I still was able to get a photo that I'm happy with by focusing on her eye that was peaking out.....

The fruits and veggies in the farm stand are all freshly picked. I bought some peaches (had one today with my lunch and was so juicy and delicious).....

I also had some of these organic cherry tomatoes and hummus for my lunch. The tomatoes are soooooo good.

Having some corn on the cob tonight....

We ended our farm visit with ice cream. I've been avoiding sugar but just HAD to have an ice cream. I got the black raspberry chocolate chip frozen yogurt. It was sooooo delicious and I am already dreaming of having another one when I go back in the Fall. I hope I can wait that long. It really was THAT good. Just thinking about it is making me want to go back right now and get one. Just a little bit obsessed.......

It was such a happy day!