Sunday, October 21, 2007

Autumn in Vermont...







We are all familiar with the song, "Moonlight in Vermont," but someody oughtta write a new tune and call it "Autumn in Vermont..."



Today is October 21 and the weather sunny and 70! I cannot remember a more beautiful Harvest Season, including a fabulous crop of apples and pumpkins. As I speak (write) at 6:12 PM, the sunset sky is a crisp blue with an array of wispy clouds in brilliant orange-red. No wonder artists, poets, writers and lovers flock to Vermont! And here are a few pics to prove it, which I have photographed today and a few days ago. (These images are also available as greeting cards- check them out on my webstore http://www.itselemental.etsy.com/)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Traveling Trunk Show


The Burlington Craft Mafia's Traveling Trunk Show at Red Square this past Friday was a great venue. Set in a bar, al beit Burlington's most popular bar, had me thinking patrons would be doing a lot of looking but not buying...I'm happy to say, "how wrong I was!" The setting was very warm and cozy, a nice match for BCM artisans selling hand-made/designed jewelry, clothing, fibers, glasswares, greeting cards, journals,and mixed-media artworks. Live music by "Colin Clary and a Magog" was a huge ++. A lot of fun, and made sales to boot! My only advice for anyone considering a similar venue- bring some portable lighting! For more pics, visit Kacey at www.subsixstudios.com. A big thank you to all who stopped by!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

It really, truly is October!!




So as I mentioned in my previous post, I took a group of Seniors on a boat cruise luncheon last Thurday, and it was nearly 80 degrees and 100% sunny. Unbelievable weather. Snapped a few pictures because I cannot be near the water without snapping a few pics of the Waterfront. Below is a shot of the Burlington Boathouse- notice all the sailboats anchored out front?? the only reason they are not out in the broad lake is because there was not a breeze to be felt. I'm guessing the sailboat owners were all in their shorts and Tee-shirts, shopping on the Church Street Marketplace. And notice the tree over to the left? That tree with all the green-leaves? hmmm...I'm thinking they should be red, or gold, anything but green at this time of year...




And the little seagull who came in for a landing to check things out...looking completely relaxed and unconcerned... no, that little seagull is NOT thinking that, soon he will have to dip his little webbed-toes into the frigid waters of lake Champlain...mmm, mmm...that little seagull is thinking about scarfing his next french-fry off some little kid at battery Park, just up the street... ahhh, yes, the hazy, lazy, crazy days of October....(Oops...that's the "summer" song! instead, I'll go with "Shine on, shine on harvest moon....")

Is it really October??


It's Vermont and the leaves on the trees are still green- and it's almost mid-October- and the temperature has been in the mid-seventies- not that I'm complaining...


Two weeks ago I went apple picking and it was in the 7o's, last Thursday (Oct. 4) I took a group of Seniors on a luncheon cruise aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen, and it was almost 80 degrees. Luckily, my neighbors have their pumpkins out, the stores are decorated with scarecrows, ghosts and goblins, everyone is having "Harvest Fests", and last week was the Harvest Moon...If not for these things, I would probably think it's still July! The pagan in me absolutely loves the Harvest Season, my favorite time of year, October my favorite month...and how beautiful it has been so far, even if the foliage season is behind schedule!!


I accomplished quite a bit this weekend, in terms of "crafting and creating" for the upcoming holiday shows...This Friday, October 12 from 5 to 8, the Burlington Craft Mafia is having a "Traveling Trunk Show" at RED SQUARE in Burlington, with musical guests "Colin Clary and a Magog." Not a bad way to start out a Friday evening..."go shopping, party, and shop some more!!"

I played around in photoshop today, and made a little halloween greeting card from one of my Witch Art Dolls...titled, "What a Witch." I just love the little red apple... 'tis the season, afterall...