Vermont November Landscapes

December 2, 2014

 A month has passed since my last post and with that the seasons have distinctly evolved in Vermont from orange, red and yellow bespeckled mountains in October to barren grey and brown pastures in mid-November, to a thick layer of snow in late November. Last weekend winter elbowed its way into our attention, leaving behind a frosted landscape. I threw on my boots and strapped my camera across my shoulder to photograph the rural landscapes mostly around my quiet mountain home.

For those of you who have been following me on Instagram, these pictures will be familiar. For those of you who know me on Facebook, half of these are new. I rarely visit The Face, but I do periodically send pictures there through Instagram, where I’m spending most of my limited social media time these days. I’m trying to root myself in the physical world; social media is the real world’s nemesis. I need to smell, taste, hear, feel and see my world in three dimensions. The pictures I present in this post come from various three dimensional and sensory explorations of mostly my Dummerston, Vermont, neighborhood with a smattering a pictures from farther afield – places like Wilmington, Montpelier and Weston.

The photos in this post are all taken during November and are posted chronologically.

I welcome you to follow me on Instagram, if you’re not already. Find me at stavella2314. These days I’m there more often than here, although I hope to be here on WordPress a little more frequently than I have been this past month.

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Stay warm!

Barn on Misty Morning

Barn on misty morning (Dummerston, Vermont)

Moon Behind Branches

Moon Behind Branches (West Dummerston, Vermont)

Branches in Moonlight

Leafless Tree Tops in Moonlight (West Dummerston, Vermont)


Birches (Wilmington, Vermont)

View from Hogback Mountain

25 cents for a distant view (Hogback Mountain, Vermont)

Ice at the Falls

Ice at the Falls (West Dummerston, Vermont)

Looking South

The View South (Looking into Massachusetts and New Hampshire from the West River Valley, Brattleboro, Vermont)

West River Valley

The West River Valley (Black Mountain, Brattleboro, Vermont)

I awoke today and found the frost
perched on the town
It hovered in a frozen sky, then it
gobbled summer down
When the sun turns traitor cold and all
the trees are shivering in a naked row

I get the urge for going
But I never seem to go
I get the urge for going
When the meadow grass is turning brown
Summertime is falling down and winter
is closing in

Joni Mitchell, Urge for Going

Winooski River and Bridge

Early Snowfall (Winooski River, Montpelier, Vermont)

Barn in Snow

Barn in Snow (Weston, Vermont)

White Blanket on a Backroad

White Blanket on a Quiet Back Road (West Dummerston, Vermont)


Wisps of Falling Snow on the Drive Home (West Dummerston, Vermont)

Apple Orchard

Apple Orchard (Brattleboro/Dummerston town line)

Low Barn in Snow

Barn in Freshly Fallen Snow (Brattleboro/Dummerston town line)

Sunrise on Snow

Sunrise on Snow (West Dummerston, Vermont)


Reflections at the Old Beaver Pond (West Dummerston, Vermont)




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