The Last Day

Audubon Nature Center Huntington Vermont

Yesterday I was asked “Are you a dirty thirty or a flirty thirty?” while I was cutting a beautiful Mirabelle’s cake given to me by my newsroom colleagues at the Burlington Free Press.  I paused because I realized I didn’t have a big blowout birthday party, I wasn’t splashing martinis Manhattans late night and I didn’t […]

the sunrise holds much promise

Carolina Beach North Carolina

Let’s start with the best one and work backward.  Even though I was on vacation, I wasn’t sleeping in much.  The slow mornings started before sunrise with a pot of coffee percolating, each family member stumbling onto the balcony in their pajamas for a sleepy glimpse at sunrise while my dad occasionally worked over the […]

slipping into summer

Snake Mountain Addison Vermont

Homebodies.  Tom and I left our city life behind several years ago to wave the white flag and retreat to Vermont.  At the time, going back home was a needed relief but left me longing to do my own thing, away, apart from where I was raised.  I spent 7 years in Boston, living on […]

on island time

Plum Island Newburyport Massachusetts

Peaceful, relaxed.  Running away to Plum Island was absolutely necessary after a hectic work and personal schedule.  I stole Tom away for a few days, nabbed some last minutes tickets to an unbelievable tUnE-yArDs show (which I regret I didn’t take any photos of, but I suppose that means we were having too much fun) […]

a vermont christmas

Christmas in Vermont

We had a great Christmas.  Busy as always with a lot of faces to see, Tom and I celebrated with nearly everyone this year and even managed to see a few unexpected faces when my brother surprised us with 40 hours of Super 8 and various home video footage.  Wow.  Not only could I see […]

starksboro snow day

Starksboro Vermont snow

Beautiful day.  Absolutely beautiful.  I guess this isn’t a real snow day because I’m going into work later, but for now I’m on my time and playing outside with the dogs is priority one.  Also, I realized as I was putting Christmas gifts together I couldn’t fulfill most of the “just frame one of your […]

playing host and playing

Tunbridge Worlds Fair Vermont

We moved out to the country and somehow we manage to get people to visit us.  It turns out that our house in the farmlands makes a nice respite for our college friends living in the big cities.  A couple of crews from NYC later spent napping with the dogs and relaxing with a hearty, […]

We were just kids

Tom and I

We were just kids.  I was 17 and Tom was 19.  Though we met years earlier on our way to the Tunbridge World’s Fair laughing all the way while sharing a seat in our friend’s minivan or running for the too few towels after a midnight swim in a friend’s pond, little did we know […]

staycation: VT camping trip

Holga camera at Branbury State Park, VT

Busy summer full of weddings and new home projects gave Tom and I the idea to do a staycation.  It was the perfect way to unwind and relax without the hassle of travel.  We camped out at Branbury State Park in Salisbury, Vermont on Lake Dunmore.  Gorgeous.  Private, quiet and lush, the sites were tucked […]

instamatic travels

My dog, Bear

I take photos for a living.  Nice gig.  But…no, how can there be a but?  I should just end there.  Stop.  I’ve got a great thing going, what could I possibly have a but about?  But, I need more pictures.  I lack control.  I have a hard time putting the camera down and am frequently […]