Sunday, June 21, 2015

To the gardens!

The weather looked rather iffy when I got up on Saturday, but we decided to brave the elements and head to Went'z Garden Tour, presented by Wentz's United Church of Christ. The promo said it would go on rain or shine, but we were glad the rain held off until late in the day. It was a great tour of gorgeous gardens!
Here are a few shots from some of the stops.

First up: Center Point Pond on Valley Forge Road, Worcester. The fish were cool to see … and if you want a fake hippo head for your pond, you can get them there!

The multitude of flowers, water features and feeling of serenity -- and awe -- abounded at the Kimmel home near Eagleville:

Equally impressive was the Livezey home in Collegeville:

Here are a few other shots from other stops along the way on the tour… 

Such a wonderful day… If you missed it this year, check it out in 2016!!

Monday, June 8, 2015


FINALLY! I am getting around to posting some photos from a trip to Vermont that I was able to squeeze in during May with my daughter. It had been a few years, so it was great to be back. In May, you could still spot the snow on Mount Mansfield, near Stowe

I'm sure by now the church in Stowe is framed by lush greenery...

You gotta try the homemade pie at the Halfway House diner  in Shoreham… always outstanding!! And as you walk in the door, there's a "library" where you can take a book or leave some.

 We were sad that Pie in the Sky no longer exists in Stowe, but the food at The Bench was awesome!

 And we always have to stop at Magic Hat in South Burlington.

And the Shelburne Museum always has something new to discover...

And along a street in Burlington you can find this -- the tallest filing cabinet ever!!

The view of Mount Mansfield from our motel….

And we always stop in Johnson, Vt., to take in a few favorite sites...

Luckily they opened the road across Smuggler's Notch on our last full day there. It closes during the winter. Spectacular!!

And we even found the herd of Jerseys up above Stowe that we like to visit… 

Love seeing these whale tails on every visit!

And then there was this … a John Deere made out of hay bales. 

Can't wait for the next trip up north!