Autumn in Vermont

Autumn in New England

Yesterday I visited one of my favorite farms and the produce looked so gorgeous. The people that work there take so much time working on the vegetable displays and the flowers inside are beautifully arranged as well.

Wilson Farm Flower Market

Outside you can find plants, pumpkins and baskets of produce. I stopped to pick up a bouquet of vegetables for my mom. She is an amazing cook and better than flowers she loves it when I bring a basket of vegetables.

While in the market, I saw the most magical sight, a young girl dancing all over the market. She was practicing all of her ballet movements as she helped her mother shop. It brought back memories of all the magical sights in the Hong Kong marketplaces. I took out this sketch I did from memory a while back, and digitally colored it this morning...sketch-a-memory.

marketplace, originally uploaded by bluebirdsandteapots.

I have always enjoyed going to vegetable and flower markets. While in Hong Kong, there were wonderful markets in a place called Happy Valley. I love the sights and sounds found in the marketplace.

vermontAfter I packed up the vegetables, I headed for the drive to Vermont. The drive usually takes about four hours, but it seems like only a short drive because of the scenery.

vermont fall 3

I enjoy the drive to Vermont,

vermont fall 15

and the fall foliage decorating the White Mountains took my breath away.

My creation

The sunset was magnificent against the mountains framed by Lake Champlain.

Moonlight over vermont

Sunsets in Vermont are always a beautiful scene.


The song for this post is Moonlight In Vermont sung by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.

Moonlight in Vermont

A lovely day, ended by watching the sunset over Lake Champlain.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

This was all so Beautiful!!!!! I love the New England area and this time of the year it is glorious so alive with beauty and bright colors so stunning!!!!! Thank-you ...m...

Mo'a said...

Autumn is magical in New England.
Your photos are so beautiful.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I almost visited Vermont the last time I visited my daughter (who lives near Boston).

After seeing these pictures, a trip to Vermont is a definite must.

Although when I go, I like to be there in May so I can shop Brimfield. :)

Ruth Welter said...

Just gorgeous photos Karen and such beautiful work!!! The colors are so vivid and gorgeous.


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful sketch! And your fall colors are much more advanced than ours. Here in the NC mountains we are still in the beginning stages of color.

Fete et Fleur said...

These photos are a view into heaven. What breathtaking beauty! I loved your sketch of the little girl. It is lovely.


Lynne Laura said...

Hi Karen,

Thank you so much for sharing your pics of your drive to Vermont...I miss New England so much, especially during the fall with all the beautiful colors.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

hip chick said...

We go on a big family vacation every summer on Lake Willoughby, Vermont. That north of St. Johnsbury. It is so pretty there. Every year I think I would love to move there...and then I start thinking of what it would be like in winter, or mud season.
But, it's such a beautiful state.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Isn't Autumn beautiful? It's been a dream of mine to visit Vermont, perhaps I will someday!
Thanks for sharing;

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Oh, Karen - what a beautiful post! Vermont is the most gorgeous state. We drove down through it coming home from a summer vacation to Canada about 5 years ago. It was magnificent then, with all its lush green, but the photos you just posted are spectacular! Autumn is clearly the #1 time to drive through Vermont!...Donna

Beverly said...

Ah, Karen. It is just magical. I would love to take that drive with you. I hope you had a wonderful time with your mother.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Karen, those pictures of the leaves changing are just fabulous! Where I'm living at the moment you barely notice the change..I miss the mountains!

Queen of Dreamsz

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Karen I have been away and missed so many posts so it was fun to read them and catch up. What beautiful autumn scenery in your photos.

Rhondi said...

Hi Karen
The fall colors in the mountains take my breath away too! Your photos are wonderful!
Rhondi xo

Cami said...

I was in Cape Cod last Oct. w/ my best girl friends celebrating my 39th and this year my husband is taking me wherever I want to go. Vermont was @ the top of the list! Stunning photos as always Karen.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Karen, your pictures are always breath taking! So beautiful & colorful! Love your paintings of the market place in Hong Kong! What talent!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful autumn colours, Karen! New England is so beautiful in the fall.