In the past I’ve mentioned Nicole Grubman’s fabulous small book, I Left My Sole in Vermont, a gem that describes a couple dozen walks on the back country roads of Central Vermont. No matter the season all of these provide a wonderful meditation on our lovely countryside.
As summer reaches its peak—deep shadows and billowing clouds over the green forest and fields—it is a particularly rich time to be out and about. There is a connection to the land and both the past and links to the present that are all undeniable. These are not just pictures in Vermont Life Magazine, but, rather, real places, full of sounds and smells and people and, this week anyway, a warm breeze. They show a way of life that is continually challenging and challenged but one that survives and will, I suspect, for many more years to come.