The season is changing. School has started, we’ve had several frost warnings, and geese are headed south. In my transition from summer vacation to a new job this fall, I take a moment to remember many special memories from the past several months. We had a busy summer filled with family reunions, weddings, evenings with friends, and weekend guests. Reflecting on such a full social season, I decided to look back through my pictures. All I found were images of vegetables, herbs, and meals we enjoyed. Though I wish I documented some of the fun we had with people this summer, I’m happy to be reminded of this peaceful and rejuvenating slice of a busy season.
With the spring equinox came one last beautiful snow storm. One last snow day. One last chance to set up an after school snowball zone. One last sled down the hill. One last wintery walk in the woods. We’re now keeping our eyes out for each new sign of spring. Here are some photos from the past few months of Vermont adventures and observations:
Our first frost this morning will push our valley into peak color. Last year I posted Vermont foliage pictures with a twinge of nostalgia – they had been emailed to me by my dad. I was living in the city. This year I’ve been soaking up the views like a tourist. I even pulled to the side of the road on my way to work yesterday to snap a picture! Next week I’ll get back to business with a post about leaf and fall-themed games and activities. In the meantime, soak in the views…
As you may have noticed by the lack of recent posts, we went on vacation! We sandwiched a great 4-day trip to Shenandoah between a weekend of wedding festivities for two of our best friends – Alex and Lauren – and a Webster Family Reunion. Some of the highlights are pictured below. Next week I’ll get back to more literal Growing Stories.
All photos are by Tai Dinnan or Evan Webster
It’s hard for me to believe that we’ve been living in Vermont for a month already. I had fun this rainy morning looking back through the photos (no, not quite all are of food). Here are a few highlights:
I recently posted a photo on facebook that seemed to strike a nerve. The caption? “This is why I miss living in Vermont in the fall.” To make my nostalgia worse (or better?), my dad sends me periodic photo updates as the seasons change, harvest is taken in, and places grow and mature. I asked him to send a few more so I could share them on my blog – in this case, pictures do truly speak better than words. Thanks Dad!