New England is best known for its explosive Fall foliage, and Vermont is arguably its crown jewel. Tuesday morning I awoke at 4:30, excited to start our day trip to Vermont that would end more than 12 hours and 225 pictures later.
Crossing into the border from Massachusetts, our first stop was Hogback Mountain, located in the town of Marlboro, an area justifiably well known for fabulous views!
Our intent was to drive up Route 100, voted one of the Top 10 Scenic drives in the country. I had seen some lovely photos that were taken by a photography group I belong to online and I was hoping to capture one in particular that was taken in Woodstock, but it was not to be.
Nevertheless, I captured some beautiful, quintessential scenes!
One of our stops was at The Vermont Country Store located in Weston, Vermont. It’s a LOT larger than it looks (the white building on the right is also part of it), and we spent quite a bit of time there perusing the countless sundries, delicious food, and clothing items.
There’s a cute area out back where you can sit and eat, or just breath in the charming Fall atmosphere.
This display was just across the street in front of a Christmas store (notice the garland on the right).
An employee at the Country Store noticed my camera and gave me a tip…just around the corner from where our car was parked, behind a silversmith shop, was this beautiful location!
We then headed north for a few miles, and came across this lovely, pastoral scene. Notice that tiny dot of white in the background, among the trees?
I can only imagine what it must be like to live in this house, tucked in the mountains and surrounded by all this beauty.
Is there anything lovelier than a perfectly symmetrical sugar maple tree, awash in color?
There’s no shortage of farm stands and produce stores, and they do a wonderful job of celebrating the season.
Don’t those gourds look like snakes?
And of course, no tour of Vermont would be complete without a covered bridge, this one located just over the border in Guilford.
Autumn…it is truly the year’s last and loveliest smile.
We arrived home at around 7, exhausted from over 6 hours of driving in one day. I wish we could have had more time to explore, but perhaps next year we can head up there with ‘BAM‘ and take a couple of days to do just that.
In other news…
The weather is starting to chill up a bit, and we may even bring in our mums this weekend as nighttime may get down into the 20’s. On Thursday I had lunch at a friends and am looking forward to sharing a few pictures of her home with you soon. It seems like the Fall is a busy time…festivals, barn sales (I’ve got some pics of those too), foliage, so I guess for a few weeks you’ll have to put up with me posting more than once a week. 😉