At the end of the rainbow… A ferry! That seems like the perfect, cheesoise title for this photo I just snapped standing in the road between our home and the boathouse. Looking east at Vermont’s Green Mountains, though you’ll have … Continue reading
Farm Stand In Vermont The good folks at Cooking Up a Story featured this slice of North Country summer living, and I couldn’t resist contacting them to find out where the farm stand is located. They responded quickly: They are … Continue reading
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Tagged Essex Farm, Essex on Lake Champlain, Farm, farm stand, Full and By Farm, North Country New York, Vermont
“Martin Sexton croons to the Adirondack sunset,” reads the minimalist description for this beautiful video. Another video for Martin Sexton’s Over My Head reads, “Martin Sexton sings before the sunrise over Loon Lake, Adirondack Mountains.” Somewhat dissimilar but soulful songs … Continue reading
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Tagged Adirondack lifestyle, Adirondack Mountains, Green Mountains, history, Labrador Retriever, Loon Lake, Martin Sexton, Vermont
Last night’s moonrise over the Vermont foothills (south of the Green Mountains) was absolutely sensational! The moon started out fat and orange as it made a dramatic appearance. My bride and I first spied the moon over Lake Champlain while driving … Continue reading
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Tagged Essex on Lake Champlain, Essex-Charlotte ferry, ferry, Great Pumpkin, Green Mountains, Johnny's Smokehouse, June, Lake Champlain floods, moon, moonbeam, moonrise, Old Dock Restaurant, Rosslyn, Rosslyn boathouse, Vermont, waterfront, Willsboro, Willsboro NY
“We could live at Rosslyn,” I said. “What?” Susan sounded startled. “You mean buy Rosslyn and live there?” “Why not? If we lived here, if it were going to be our home instead of just an investment, maybe we could … Continue reading
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Tagged bocce, Essex-Charlotte ferry, fireplace, flowerbeds, Fourth of July, gin and tonic, Green Mountains, hummingbirds, investment, skiing, Susan, Vermont, waterskiing
Edward Pais was a classmate of mine at Deerfield Academy from 1986 to 1990, and he now practices architecture in Burlington, Vermont. Despite being out of touch for more than two decades we recently reconnected via Facebook. Ed joined the … Continue reading
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Tagged Adirondack Mountains, architect, Burlington, Burlington Vermont, Burlington VT, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COR-TEN, Corten, Deerfield Academy, dock house, Edward Pais, Engineering Ventures, Essex on Lake Champlain, Facebook, Flood, flooding, HEPA, Jeffords, Jeffords Steel, New York, Paul Hobbs, Renovation, Rosslyn, steel, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Vermont, weathering steel, William Daniel Ross
After dinner Susan opted for a postprandial soak. Quiet. Languid. Sybaritic. Tasha curled up beside the bathtub, sighed and fell asleep. A breeze carried the faint smell of pine trees through the open window. A whippoorwill called in the distance. … Continue reading
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Tagged Adirondack Mountains, Interior design, Manhattan, Margaux Project, New York, Rock Harbor, ShipStore, Vermont, whippoorwill
Back at Rock Harbor I packed the car while Susan prepared tuna melts. The temperature had warmed to the mid seventies, and a light breeze was blowing off the lake. We ate lunch on the deck, one last indulgence before … Continue reading
Posted in Champlain Valley, Lake Champlain, Redacting Rosslyn, Themes
Tagged Basin Harbor Club, Green Mountains, Lake George, Manhattan, New York, Rock Harbor, Tasha, Vermont, Wabetsu
Susan and I were driving back to Rock Harbor after visiting Rosslyn, an early 19th century home in Essex, New York, which our realtor had just shown us for the second time in several months. It was spring. At least … Continue reading
Posted in Adirondacks, Boathouse, Champlain Valley, Essex New York, Historic Essex, House, Lake Champlain, Redacting Rosslyn, Spring, Themes, What's Rosslyn?, Where's Rosslyn?
Tagged 19th century, Adirondack Mountains, Albany, Couchey Hill, Dix, Essex on Lake Champlain, Giant, Hurricane, Jay Range, Manhattan, New York, Rock Harbor, Split Rock, Susan, Vermont, Whallons Bay, William Daniel Ross