Glow

May the nights always be aglow

with the bliss of the day

with unharmed hands and feet

and kissed cheeks.

Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos

The glow of an October evening on Lake Champlain, in Burlington, VT. Photo taken October 2016.

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The Doors of Stowe, Vt

Driving north from Boston to Burlington, Vermont, we turned off the Interstate 89 to check out Stowe on a grey, damp, early Spring day. 


It’s March, so shoulder season between skiing and summer. We were treated to a quiet but inviting short walk around the town. 


I loved the effect of the paint wearing off the bricks here. 


Whoa!  Look at the size of the doorway on this church!


I was particularly interested to note that the local elementary school is next door to the town library & arts centre, which in turn, is next to a museum – a school museum. I was touched by message this sends. Teaching an appreciation for history, art and reading. 

Nicely done, Stowe!

Linked to Norm’s Thursday Doors

Doors of Shelburne Farms 

Even though it was technically closed for the season (no admission charged 😀), we managed a good walk on the grounds of Shelburne Farms yesterday.


This is a charitable education organization, with a campus that is a 1400 acre working farm, forest and National Historic Landmark on the shores of Lake Champlain, Vermont. 

 
This magnificent farm barn houses, among other things, the cheesemaking facility, offices  … 


And a bakery, which was open! (Yes, we bought one of those warm from the oven loaves) … and … through these doors…


A school!! A kindergarten to Grade 8 school!  


Imagine being a kid who gets to go to school IN A BARN!!  Or his teacher! I think that would be my dream teaching job. 


This farm barn is just magnificent!




Just past the barn, the trail took us through the woods. We went past a sugar shack – the doors shut – all ready and waiting for the late winter maple sugaring season. 



A little further along, we came across the Coach House.



Here, the door was open, inviting us in to view an interesting art exhibition. 

Then it was on to the Inn. It appears that the main house of the original estate is now the Inn and Restsurant. It was closed for the season, but tempting for another time. 



I might have to come back again sometime. In season. 

Linked with Norm’s Thursday Doors 

Doors of Woodstock, Vermont

This was a happy discovery. A brief walk to stretch our legs during a recent brief (and speedy!) road trip through Vermont, introduced us to the very charming town of Woodstock. 

Here are just a few of the pretty doorways we wandered past. 






Seeing double!


There was a book sale at the public library. I didn’t get to, but I was dying to look inside this building. I have a soft spot for libraries. 


But after reading the sandwhich board, we could not resist checking this shop out. (Marketing works 😉).


And I must admit, it was (or is) quite possibly the coolest.  It certainly offers a very wide variety of quality products – everything outdoor gear and clothing to local cheese to children’s books to groceries to trendy pet accessories to beer and wine to salt & pepper shakers.  A very modern general store. 


This stone building had an open door policy. 

It was a quick stop and a fleeting visit, but I reckon we’ll be back.

Linked to Norm’s Thursday Doors.

Secret Door


Is there really a door in there? 

I walked passed this hidden door 6 times before I noticed it. Six times along the sidewalk, brushing the privet hedge. I am now alert to doorways (thanks to Norm!) and was appreciating the variety of doors on this street in Burlington, VT when this one called out to me. 

Suddenly I noticed an opening in the hedge … And I had to have a closer look …


Yes!  That’s a door.  Complete with mail slot.  

How intriguing!!