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Monday, November 2, 2020

Jenne Farm Reading Vermont

 After the three day trips that I took to NH and VT this Fall, I went back up with my husband for a four night stay in Killington, as my house in Barton was not available at the time.

 Vermont has some strict travel restrictions this year due to covid 19. My husband and I adhered to the travel restrictions....we both got tested for covid 19 before we went. We stayed at a very nice one bedroom condo at the base of Pico Mountain. The owner assured me the place would be sanitized before our arrival, but I still opened every window and sliding door and sprayed the place down with Lysol spray as soon as we arrived. We also Clorox wiped every single surface, light switch, door knob, faucet, tv remote etc etc etc. We ate our meals at the condo except for one morning we went out for breakfast. This was our first time at a restaurant since February. We chose to eat outdoors under the tent, and we were the only ones out there. We felt very safe.

The next several blog posts will contain photos about this foliage trip. Today I will tell you about my trip to Jenne Farm.


It has been noted that Jenne Farm is one of the most photographed farms in the World.....and I believe it! I've been photographing Fall in Vermont for over 20 plus years and have seen literally hundreds of photos of this location taken by other photographers. I actually got the point of being almost sick of seeing the photos and purposely avoided going here myself. Until this year....and I must tell you that the beauty there is undeniable and really deserves to be seen in person. I'm actually glad I finally made it there.


I first learned of this location from a Massachusetts photographer who during the 70's wrote "a little yellow pamphlet book about finding scenic places to photograph in VT" His name is Arnold Kaplan and I was lucky enough to meet him one day a few years ago before he passed away. He was a superstar in my eyes!

Through the years I've seen pictures of photographers standing elbow to elbow with their tripods set up on the hillside overlooking the farm. Today there is a sign posted to "please stay off the grass." I initially didn't see the sign when I arrived but it's there for a very good reason.....this is someone's home and property and it needs to be respected. Even this Fall I've seen photographs posted on social media that photographers have taken down at the pond by the house. This is a total invasion of privacy so I urge you to please respect the property and the owner's privacy if you go here to photograph. 


As stated, I'm happy to have finally seen this beautiful location. More photos from day one of our trip will be coming soon.

Stay safe and healthy xxoo







6 comments:

  1. Your text with the photos makes the Jenne Farm feel more like a real place.
    Stay Well & Safe

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    1. Thank you Salty. I really appreciate that.

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  2. Carol, these photos of the Jenne farm are stunning. My Aunt and Uncle, who belonged to the Camera Club back in the 1960's and 1970's had beautiful slides of the farm. Yours have surpassed theirs.

    ---Peggie

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    1. Thanks so much Peggie. So your Aunt and Uncle must have known Arnold Kaplan I bet. He was such a pioneer. I'm happy you enjoyed my photos. Much apprecated!

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  3. Beautiful images. I've been there many years ago. Missed it this year.

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    1. Thank you Ed. You may have missed this spot, but I have so enjoyed seeing all of the other places you photographed this Fall.

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