Yes! Vermont is open for business and fall foliage exploring…
Silas Griffith Inn in Danby Vermont
I was talking with Catherine at the Silas Griffith Inn in Danby Vermont this morning and she gave me the rundown on the roads in her area. She says Route 7 is in good shape and within a week or so she thinks the one slowdown (at Manchester) will be fully open on down to Bennington. They did suffer a loss in Danby as the Pearl S. Buck house, that the Historical Society just moved into was lost to the nearby flooding river.
The real downside is that all of the roads I like to travel in the Green Mountain National Forest are pretty much closed except to local traffic.
Hopefully in the next two to three weeks some of them will open up. I will do my best to keep you updated from my friends and photographers who travel that way.
I was up on Vermont.com and found another Vermont road condition map and I was thinking at what we lose during these catastrophic events. I don’t have a good picture of the building that was the home for a time of Pearl S. Buck. All I have is a picture of the sign that still stands where the house stood until Irene came through.
My wife grew up in Vermont so this could be why I have strong feelings about losing these places.
Maybe it’s more about being a photographer and as I travel through New England taking pictures of scenic vistas I realize one thing. We can never know if they will be there, the next time we travel that way.
As you look through my images (and I hope enjoy them) perhaps you’ll think about the lives that have been disrupted by the storm. Maybe you’ll think about coming up to Vermont and go find other Covered Bridges that are still standing.
Many of these are a hundred or more years old and unless we take care of them , they won’t be there forever. Imagine losing such a treasure to the ravages of time or weather as we did with the Bartonsville covered bridge. Maybe at some point in the future, all we’ll have is a photograph like you’re seeing here.
So I hope you’ll stop by Vermont and do a little exploring this fall. Take a day to find a covered bridge or maybe go pick out a few Pumpkins to carve for Halloween. Either way just get out there and enjoy the cool days by savoring the flavor of Vermont.
The absolute best fall foliage song in the world!
If you don’t know who Cheryl Wheeler is or her song “When fall comes to New England” then you are missing what I feel is the most incredible flavor of fall in New England. What you can do is click on the video slide show below where I have blended her song “When fall comes to New England with my own photography. I think the results are quite nice…
but people call me Jeff Foliage.
I have several pages that I write blogs for such as: http://www.4cornersnewengland.com/
My most popular blog is for Leaf peepers: Jeff Foliage.com.
I live in Salem, Massachusetts and work as a blogger and Travel Photographer. I'm also the founder of the New England Photography Guild.
Feel free to visit me on my blogs and see what life in New England is like.
I started with Yankee Magazine as their first blogger on everything fall foliage. Now I blog on my own blog on my favorite subject, telling leaf peepers where the fall foliage is showing up in New England and helping them (to some extent) plan their fall foliage vacations.