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  • Grape Picking in a Vermont Vineyard

    I can already feel the indoor days creeping upon us. So a weekend outdoors among the vines was a welcome invitation. My brother began planting a vineyard for Red Horse winery six years ago, and this year was a bumper crop for the two white and one red variety of grapes planted on a sloping hillside looking…

  • October Fog

      October mornings—when not frosty—are usually adrift with fog in pocket valleys. This weekend marked the peak of color for autumn foliage and the mist and sun only amplified the treetops. I had a long drive from here to the Red Horse Winery to help pick La Crescent grapes on Friday morning. The fog was…

  • Autumn Pairing © Sue Schlabach

    An Autumn Pairing

    Two autumn moments. Last week I drove the back way from Strafford, Vermont, through Tunbridge toward Royalton. Late afternoon sun on country roads. I made the last pot of fresh mint tea before heavy frost. These are a few recent images from my instagram feed.

  • Foggy Morning Paris Awaits © Sue Schlabach

    Foggy Mornings, Paris Awaits

    August left and so did the feeling of summer. Greg Brown sings, “One day fall appears with a chilly dawn,” and we know how that feels. I like the shift, to be honest. And each year when this shift happens I try to get some garden time in while I pack my bags to head…