away for the weekend: west arlington, vermont

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

west arlington, vermont

A couple of summers ago, Greg and I rode our bike through this little village,
and I vowed to come back someday with my big girl camera.
Yeah, it took me a while - but better late than never.


The sun was low in the sky - and I loved the way it created this red reflection in the water.



Walking back through the bridge, you can see the former home of Norman Rockwell.
Now it's a bed and breakfast.








So it would seem that the holiday season is upon us -
and I'm still binging on excessive amounts of Halloween candy
- yeah - bought way too much of that stuff -
Not to worry, though, I've just about polished off the last of it.
(Whew - just in time for turkey and pie...)

Anyway, you may have noticed that I'm having a tough time keeping up,
so I think I will be taking a bloggy break.

I'm wishing you all a very happy holiday season
and look forward to seeing you again in the new year!
(if not before)


42 comments:

  1. Looks like such a picturesque location! I'd love to spend a weekend there. Hope you enjoy your blogging break! If we don't hear from you before the holidays, hope you have a great Thanksgiving and Christmas! :)

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  2. Hi Karen I can see why you wanted to go back there. THe bridge is lovley and i like the view you took from within it.

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  3. Your photos are just gorgeous, and it makes me see where norman rockwell must have gotten many of his ideas for his wonderful art. Will miss your posts, but hope that you have a wonderful holiday season! See you back after your blog break!

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  4. oh my gosh, what a cool little place that is! what a lucky person to own norman rockwell's home!...sometimes when it comes to eating a junk, i think it's best to eat it all in one setting to get rid of it rather than stretch it out ha! happy holidays to you!

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  5. The bridge is lovley,this bridge we do not know here in Holland.

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  6. I see Norman Rockwell's inspiration now. What a gorgeous scene. There are few things I love as much as covered bridges! I love it when you show some of Vermont's beautiful ones:) Twyla

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  7. Beautiful countryside, and I always love covered bridges, especially red ones. Enjoy your break, you have earned it.

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  8. Wonderful and beautiful photography ~ you have the best times ~ Happy Holidays and blogging break to you ~ thanks, carol, xxx

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  9. I love covered bridges too! Great shots!!

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  10. Karen,

    I love to see the rural countryside from the eastern US. I have never been through a covered bridge; it's on the lists. What a neat Church and B&B.

    Yes, the Holiday season is fast approaching. I am NOT ready. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and glorious Christmas.

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  11. such a pretty area! no wonder norman rockwell got it so right. :)

    i hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season! truly...

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  12. How beautiful - love the covered bridge and that beautiful farm. I just found a book about Norman Rockwell's life and home.We went to an art exhibit at the Tacoma Art Museum featuring his paintings in 2011. So exciting to see your photo! Enjoy your break and Happy Holidays to you! Hugs xo Karen

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  13. Great photos! Hopefully we don't have to wait for the New Year to hear from you. :-{

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  14. Fabulous photos, wanting more to see. Hope we do not have to wait till the new year. In the meantime, Happy Holidays.

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  15. I love covered bridges and don't get to see them often. If you end up taking a blogging break, I'd like to wish you and your loved ones a blessed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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  16. An absolutely gorgeous farm. I love the covered bridge- and the barns...all so pretty!

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  17. It's great that you got the opportunity to go back and click some great pictures :) have a lovely day dear :)

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  18. what a gorgeous place and your images are just beautiful....

    i am very happy you kept that promise to yourself!!

    i will miss you ;(

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  19. Blogging can get busy just like the rest of your life. Enjoy your time off but make sure you come back as you have a quality blog with things to say.

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  20. Love that Norman Rockwell view♪ Have a great holiday♫ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/amazing-grace/

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  21. Such a beautiful covered bridge! You don't see many of those anymore. That looks like a place that Rockwell would live.

    Have a wonderful holiday season yourself, and I'll look forward to your return!

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  22. Have a wonderful fun and photograph filled break, look forward to your next post when you are back! While you are gone I shall have to find out about why they covered bridges. How to cool to see Mr R's home. Happy early Thanksgiving to you and your family...A+ (=later)

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  23. Oh enjoy your break and the turkey and pie. I will be here waiting for your return bring me a piece of pie will you? Love the covered bridge. Enjoy your time away. Hug B

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  24. What beautiful countryside pictures, looks so peaceful! Enjoy the holidays..

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  25. LOVE the shot from inside the bridge, such a unique angle!

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  26. i love the covered bridge ... always do ... i will keep this link for my church link up on saturday ...
    enjoy your break. i hope you get some time to relax & chill.
    happy times. ( :

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  27. Okay, so viewing Norman Rockwell's birthplace thru a covered bridge... awesome overload!! Lol.

    Appreciate you taking the time to visit the other day -- I can so relate to how you are feeling. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season Karen if we don't bump into each other before then. xo

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  28. Beautiful scenery! Still don't have my computer fixed. I'm at the library checking all emails and some blogs. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Will look forward to seeing you then if not before.

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  29. Oh will definitely miss your beautiful images and your wit...I always enjoy visiting here. Have a wonderful holiday and hope to "read" you soon!!

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  30. Thank you for coming by to share on Rurality Blog Hop #41!

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  31. Very nice post!
    Thanks & Welcome for your comment and your next visit to my blogs.
    Have a nice day! Cath.

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  32. Such lovely sights to see through your lens! Thank you for sharing. I get the bloggy break need. Enjoy your holiday season.

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  33. Enjoy your Thanksgiving and time off from blogging. I am thankful for the images shared.

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Happy Thanksgiving! ¤

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  35. Hi Karen! I've been taking a break, too. There's just so much to do this time of year. These photos are so picture postcard perfect. For this western girl, you capture what I love about the east perfectly. I've added the shot looking back through the covered bridge to my favorites. It just makes me sigh, it's so perfect. As always, thanks for sharing your talents.

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  36. I've been having a hard time keeping up since Thanksgiving too. I hadn't realized you hadn't been in my feed until I saw your thumbnail on Red's blog and came to check on you.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  37. Clapping wildly ~ we have been over that bridge !
    Love it.
    Happy New Year to you !
    May 2014 find you well and joyful .

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  38. Ah! Such a beautiful countryside. Mrs. T and I have don't the "leaf peeper" thing in Vermont several times. It's actually very similar to here in Bluff Country though the mountain are higher than our hills....:)

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  39. Such a beautiful place really lovely.
    Greetings

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  40. Hi Karen, I see you're still on your blog break. I could swear I commented on this post, but guess not because it's not there! I know this place, and it hasn't changed much in 30 years! I like the red covered bridge. It's so gusty in Breckenridge today that we can't ski (or even go into the forest for fear of falling trees). We got another foot of snow overnight. Has VT been getting snow? Hope you're well and having some fun.

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  41. i hope you are well! i miss your posts!

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