Thursday, December 29, 2011

It's A Good Morning

The foot of snow that fell out of the 2-4 inches predicted... makes me want to go outside and play!

Wanna come?

You'll be all sparkly afterwards.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Revel On... Mad River Valley

T'is the season.

Dec 27 Off Piste in the Northeast slide show 7-8 Castlerock Pup
Dec 28  Family Snowman building contest 2:00-4:00 pm
           VINS Rapture Encounter 5-7 pm Gatehouse Lodge
Dec 31 Dog Parade 4 pm
          Fireworks and Torchlit parade 6:45 pm Lincoln Peak

Vermont Institute of Natural Science Rapture Encounter and Pizza Party
Dec 28 Sugarbush Lincoln Peak, GateHouse Lodge 5-7 pm

Dec 27 Après Ski Fondue and Paninis 12:00-2:00 pm
Dec 28 Après Ski Soups and Paninis 12:00-2:00 pm
Dec 29 Cooking 101 Savory Crepes 5:00-7:00 pm

Muti media slideshow by outdoor adventurers/photographers Brian and Emily Mohr
Dec 27 7 pm Sugarbush, Lincoln Peak, Warren
Dec 28 7 pm Big Picture, Waitsfield

Dec 30, 4pm Sugarbush Village, Warren

Dec 31, Waitsfield

Dec 31, Warren

See you in 2012.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Dare to Compare

I was admiring the ice apples in our trees this morning, thinking they were beautiful in their own organic way.

Then, Mr UPS man drops this off on my doorstep.

Maybe "beautiful" is a little over the top. Imagine picking these off the trees in your yard. My brother and his wife are so good at sharing the fruits of their labor. Love you to pieces G & C.

Some wishes really do come true.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

It's Coming On Christmas

They're cutting down trees
They're putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on.....
                        ~Joni Mitchell

But I heard him exclaim, 'ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night"
                                              ~ Clement Moore

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Another Season

Come and gone

He's a little disappointed the freezer didn't get its fill, but the days immersed in the woods, quiet and alone have left an enduring smile. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

What's in Your Shed

Do you have one of these?

Or maybe, one of these?

How about one of these?

And if you have one these,

you have scads of them. 

We've garnered bins of junk treasures since becoming owners of a "This Old House". Beware, they breed and become impossible to part with. Because... you just never know. 

I wonder if our treasure shed will ever look like this.

Proud isn't she?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Making Friends in the Mad River Valley

I've been on a quest to gather up all the facebook pages for the Mad River Valley establishments... just because.

Let's face it, we've got a lot of liking to do.

1824 House Inn and Barn Door Restaurant 

This list is ever growing, however there comes a time when I have to call it a post. I can always update it as I come across new pages. And if I missed some, please tell me about it.

Let's LIKE each other.