Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fire on the mountains

The whole of Vermont, everywhere I look at least, reminds me of a sprawling Cliff Huxtable sweater. (My apologies to anyone who does not remember The Cosby Show.)

Death, it seems, can be stunningly beautiful. Stylish even.

I could wear it.








10 comments:

Mama Badger said...

Vermont is stunning when it puts on it's fall apparel. And the puppy in the leaves picture just makes me want to take the kids for a walk.

-alex said...

Wow. That's beautiful. Makes me want to give up Seattle gloom. Oh wait, everything makes me want to give up Seattle gloom.

Betsy said...

Mama Badger: Do it.
Alex: Rest assured, the Vermont gloom will soon be upon us, a lot like Seattle gloom, but frozen. This momentary perfection is all part of the Vermont trap. It lulls us into complacency, so mesmerized we are by the aesthetic beauty, then, wham, you find yourself suffering through yet another endless, frigid, Vermont winter.

Betsy said...

Oh, and did I mention, interesting jobs here are few and far between....

mooserbeans said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures! I needed cheering up:)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, Betsy! I sure have missed the foliage.

KiminAZ

Anonymous said...

Beautiful doesn't begin to describe it. And thanks for the giggle with the Cosby sweater reference!

Amber

Liliana Holtzman said...

I remember the Huxtables!

Yes, the world is too beautiful for words at this time of year - especially your corner of the world.

And like you said, death can be beautiful, we just refuse to acknowledge it.
Hugs to you and your girls.

Was Living Down Under said...

They always remind me of a gorgeous afghan that I could just snuggle under. Thanks for sharing the gorgeousness. Unfortunately don't think we'll be making the trip this year (me getting there alone with three children was the sticking point). But now that we're in the vicinity (read, same continent), we'll probably at some point be making the rounds :).

kindu said...

Yes, I miss the fall in VT/upstate NY.Autum back there fills me with a sense of warmth satisfying hikes. I too am in Seattle and I seek fall colors whenever I can.
Thanks for sharing Betsy, I have been reading your words for awhile and I love "tuning in," to your life in beautiful VT. Thanks!