April 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

Today started with one of those mornings that was so clear you could see for miles.

As the sun continued to rise higher and higher, strands of mountains appeared. To the west… New York, the Adirondacks. To the east, layers and layers of the Green Mountains, my home.

What an incredible sight to begin the day with…the sun rising to greet these grand peaks that stretch up in beauty, gratitude and strength.


Ode to Vermont

March 23, 2012 § 2 Comments

I love Vermont. It’s totally my kinda scene, we suit each other really well and from the first time I came here, my body knew it was home.

Vermont is a foodie’s dream. Amazing organic food at every corner, fresh apples that are so crisp and tasty, yummy cheeses, locally brewed brews, and of course, maple syrup.

I live on a mountain in a town that has no traffic lights, and the town I work in only has one. You know it is rush hour when you sit at a stop sign for almost 60 seconds.

And here’s one of the most amazing things….

This is how the entire town’s recycling is picked up every week.

Every Friday people put their recycling on the curb and a horse and buggy team pick it up, rain or shine, snow or summer.

This makes me so happy down to the center of my being.

We’ve been having an unseasonably warm spell…sunny and 70’s all week. I’m not going to miss summers in the south and Vermont, I think we are going to have a fabulous time together this summer.

Your rivers are calling me to sink into you and your mountains are pulling me to come explore.

I lovermont.

Friday Photography

March 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

Some Fridays I’ve simply posted photographs (see Miksang on this blog). Soulemama posts a picture every Friday with no words, just a photo that captures a moment from her week and I love the simplicity of it.

Here is a picture that I love from my week.

the family bed…”papa with very long arms.”

hello again

December 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

well here we are again… 
after a move across country,
the dust is settling and we’ve landed in Vermont
where beauty is abundant, nature surrounds us and inspiration is almost unavoidable.



May 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’m finding myself very grateful this spring to live in the woods, with our garden, our animals, and our community. Every morning our daughter wakes up and the first the she says is, “go to garden, see Papa, eat strawberries, see duckies, make smoothie.” There are so many things about this that make me deeply happy…

She knows her Papa is out in the garden every morning. We spend a lot of time there and it’s where she wants to be, with him, me, the plants {strawberries in particular this season}, and our ducks. So we get up, get dressed, grab our strawberry picking bowl and make our way to the garden. She opens the gate and runs to the strawberry beds at the far end of the garden, plops down and starts eating. She takes a few breaks to help me pick, but mostly she’s filling her belly with sweet fruit we’ve been loving and growing ourselves. Our strawberries are planted with our raspberries and surrounded by violets, lamb’s ears and lemon balm. Often times she sits and watches the butterflies and bees swarm the raspberries and ponders why she can’t quite catch the butterflies to pet them. When our bowl is full, we show Papa our bounty, say by to our duckies, and head back home to make breakfast.

She’s been in a smoothie mood lately and every morning she decides what color she wants her smoothie to be. Some mornings it’s pink, others it’s green or purple. We add as much good stuff as we can and as she says ‘vroom vroom.’ Blend and drink….and end up with smoothie all over her face, my clothes and furniture. 🙂 But I love that my 2 year old knows where her food comes from. I love that she’s making choices about what she wants to eat and that we have the ability to grow nurishing food for her. I love that we venture out to the garden every morning and come home and create together. I can’t wait to see what we come up with when our summer bounty overflows into our kitchen, her dreams, and our daily playing, learning, exploring and creating.

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