Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A little more Vermont

The Ottauquechee River, here in Woodstock!

Having been in Vermont for a couple of days, I am in love again!
I feel the atmosphere, the wonderful mix of landscape, winter sports, the pride of local food, locality, artists and craftsman, the alternative to the lifestyle I experience every day at home.
Time runs slower here, people seem to have more of it, there is time for listening and talking and time for quiet contemplation.

There are so many beautiful houses, immaculately kept. In small towns, villages and in the mountains.

I have spoken to many people around here: A man making furniture from branches.

And Elaine Beckwith, a gallery owner from the small village of Jamaica,VT with an absolute wonderful art collection...Thanks Elaine for introducing me to all these artists!

Painting by Ingrid Fromel Buckley.

Paintings by Jack Broderick.

Portrait by Hariett Wiseman. Interior painting by Ingrid Fromel Buckley.

Still Life by Jerry Caron.
I was blown away by the treasures in Elaine's collection. You can read her blog here!

Grocery store Vermont style...
I found again so much to look at and always feel the Vermonter's keen sense for environment, nature and history.

The name "Vermont" is derived from the French, les monts verts, "the green mountains." When peace was made with the French in 1760, the Green Mountains were quickly opened to settlement. In 1791, Vermont was the first state added to the US Union.
We have finally decided to come back here in summer time...
Into the green mountains!

Well, there is so much more I want to show you, I guess another post is in order soon!

xx Victoria

All pictures taken by V.Zlotkowski. Copyright 2011.


  1. Dear Victoria ... I have always wanted to go to Vermont! Ever since seeing "Baby Boom" with Diane Keaton I always thought how beautiful it looked ... these images are gorgeous! I think the houses have a very Georgian feel to them.

    beautiful post and hope you are well

  2. I love Vermont in the Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring. It's a beautiful and friendly place.

  3. Some of the pictures reminded me of the film, Anne Green Gables which was shot in Prince Edward's Island. I love the idea of crossing cultures between American and European in architecture x

  4. I love Vermont too and the entire North East has my heart. There is a quality of honesty, vitality and well courage to brave the cold winters all for those green mountains in the Summer. We have friends who moved there and adore it. I love the culture, the cuisine, the artfully cared for homes and the charm of course.
    Miss skiing with your half and hope to see you all soon!
    JP had a lovely time with you all too.

  5. Chère Victoria,

    Oh New England is just a wonder to behold. We lived in Massachusetts for 11 years and loved exploring all the states...What a glorious trip we made once to Vermont, however it was in the summer and it was extremely humid, but nonetheless GORGEOUS!!! I am glad you had such a wonderful time!!! Settle in and get ready for SPRING!! Thank you for visiting, Anita


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