People often ask “how can you live with Vermont winters?” My replies range from serious (“you have to learn to play outside”) to less so (“I can always put more clothes on…”). Honestly, I also love the slowing down that often comes with shorter days, though the past month—as can be seen by my few postings here—has been busy with travel, meetings and getting ready for a couple of new shows of my photographs.
Still I’ve managed to get out for a number of excellent walks, mainly with my two walking pals, Rob and Michael. Because the snow in the woods is either rotten or non-existent, we’ve most often walked on backcountry roads, even though ice covered, wearing heavy-duty cleats on our boots.
Last week we again enjoyed one of the many fine walks detailed in Nicole Grubman’s brilliant book I Left My Sole in Vermont. The Adamant loop, Walk #8, takes us around Sodom Pond and up through some stunning rural and agricultural landscapes. A high point is seeing the 1899 barn of Sibley Farm.