Stowe Vermont Inspiration

This time of year I try to visit Stowe, Vermont to attend the Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon festival.

I had a special blessing this time, and my friend Joyce came too.

We stopped by the Von Trapp Family Lodge and breathed in the scenery and had a photography adventure in their gardens.

So many seasons have been memorized in Vermont.

When I look at the Vermont sky and the mountain backdrop, beautiful memories come flooding back from all kinds of chapters of my life.  I wrote about some of them in previous posts.

I Remember You seemed like the perfect music to share while adding photos of beautiful Stowe.

The gardens are wonderful, and they just added a new statue, which just begged for a bit of texture.

Summer is a beautiful time to visit Stowe.

Blue skies, puffy white clouds, the mountains and the gardens are all my favorite sights of Stowe.

When we were leaving they were having an outdoor concert.  Sigh, wish we had time and a picnic blanket and basket.  On the drive home, the sky put on quite a show.  A beautiful sunset bursting into pink skies against the mountain backdrop.

I have so many photos from the Hot Air Balloon festival, which I'll share on another post.  Until then, put on your crown today and know that you are God's Beloved.

Please take home any photos that speak to your heart for your personal use.

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Brenda said...

So many wonderful photos of so many wonderful things. I love hot air balloons! During our festival, there are many that sometimes go over our house. You can almost touch them and they are so close you can carry on a conversation with the rider. I dearly love your post today. Such sweet sights and calming excitements.
Thank you for the blessings.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

How beautiful it looks there. I would love to visit Stowe Vermont someday.

Vee said...

How perfect! It was just four years ago nearly to the day that we were there. I think it's time to return, though if we can't quite swing it with a dog and a cat, we can visit this post and grin. (Or I can. I won't pretend that John does much blog visiting anymore. ☺)

Snap said...

What a beautiful place Stowe is ... so close to your heart. I love hot air balloons!!!!

Joyce said...

You are a wonderful photographer and friend. It was a magical weekend.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh glorious! I save several of these in my 'Karen' folder on my desktop. Your photos are awesome. I hope you'll share more!

Susan said...

Oh MY, Karen. What splendid photos....such enchanting images! Great job. SOOOO glad you got to go to Stowe. Such a beautiful place! Susan

NanaDiana said...

What beautiful pictures and memories here, Karen. I am so glad you were able to go with your friend- xo Diana

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Stunning my sweet Karen! Stowe is a dream place; Ruben took me there after my parents passed away. Then after Stowe, we went DOWN to Williamsburg Virginia. How lovely is our country.


Kathleen Grace said...

These photos are spectacular! Vermont goes on my bucket list of places to visit. Thnak you for sharing these!

Dolores said...

Oh Karen..... your pictures and Vermont are gorgeous. I've never been to Vermont,..... maybe someday.

Elyse said...

hi karen,

i have never been to stowe but how beautiful and how neat to be at the von trapp family lodge!

we sure love our new england!

happy summer wishes


Beverly said...

Karen, it is all breathtaking. I know the two of you had a wonderful time, and I am so glad you shared with us.

Love from me to you, dear friend.♥

Anonymous said...

Have enjoyed visiting Vermont several times with my husband, for autumn and winter. We love the area.
Thank you for your giving heart.
By the way, your music is lovely as usual.
Much love,