away for the weekend: mountain air

Thursday, November 10, 2016

mountain air

For those who remember me from before my long blogging break,
you may have noticed a lack of posts from Vermont
It's been a busy couple of months
 - and our trips to Away have been sporadic at best.

So last weekend as we crossed the border into the Green Mountain State
it felt like - ahhhhhhhhh - mountain air!
our hectic week at work was left behind

and Saturday morning, with no real plans
we set off for the old Grandma Moses homestead
which is actually across the border in New York
yeah, well, I didn't say this was going to be about Vermont...

home of artist Will Moses - and the Mt. Nebo Gallery
- beautiful farmland and rustic fences

- I'm counting at least four in the photo below
(to make up for last week - my lame fence segment and dock railing - with is kind of like a fence)

and here's a familiar face - one of the cats from the Vermont Catamount Prowl
- we first stumbled upon this (and posted about), back in 2013

"The Spirit of Vermont" by Will Moses
and a good reminder for this Veteran's Day weekend
to be thankful for all the sacrifices they have made for our country!
(the Veterans, that is - not the cats - but cats are cool, too)

We're headed back to Away this weekend
- two in a row - yippee!
Enjoy your weekend!

I'm joining TexWis for Good Fences
- and Tom for the Barn Collective


  1. A definite Away win win situation! Fantastic fence finds and barns too and I even spy a stonewall in there too!
    Have another great weekend away!

  2. Hello, looks like a great getaway. Love the countryside and fence scenes. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

  3. Karen, such a wonderful collection of rural America scenes. I invite you to share barns beginning every Sunday at The Barn Collective.

  4. catamount - that's cool. i love those old rickety fences!!!

  5. Perfect time of year for weekend trips! Have a cozy time.

  6. but you led up to believe it was going to be about vermont. i'm glad you got "away", you work full days and you surely deserve time off, enjoying yourself. sporadic trips are best. you found some nice, rickety old fences!!!

  7. Hello Karen,
    Nice pictures.
    That last one is very nice.

    Kind regards,

  8. Good to know u continued to be away unlike away from here :) I like these fences however they look

  9. I've never seen a fence like that wooden one in the first three photos. It's really fascinating! Enjoy your weekend sounds wonderful!

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  11. I just love fences like this, and these are such beauties, Karen.
    Have a wonderful day!

  12. Oh my all great fences! Enjoy being away and getting back!

  13. I am so glad you are back; I've missed you.....Sorry that you have not been able to visit your special getaway place but it certainly sounds like this visit made up for it....The red barn is gorgeous and I love seeing the farmland and fences...All makes for a very peaceful post....

  14. what a beautiful place...anytime i hear about grandma moses a cheer from my softball days pops in my head "grandma moses, grandma moses, laying in the bed, laying in the bed..." i'll spare you the rest the cat too! enjoy your weekend!!

  15. Such pretty views and lots of quaint fences. Love the cat and yes, God bless our Veterans.

  16. Congrats on your return!

    I always feel so good when escaping D.C. to West Virginia.

  17. Yay! So happy you are back in the country and sharing it with us!

  18. We have mountain lions in our neck of the woods but they mostly stay in the high peaks and don't come down into the valley.

  19. Great rustic fences. Yeah cats are cool too.

  20. Very interesting fences and red barns are always nice to find

  21. Beautiful country, beautiful scenes. Love the fences and the barn! Glad you were able to get to Away.

  22. Oh, these are wonderful...really love them all.

  23. Great tour and fences and barn - all wonderful.

  24. Lovely shots Karen! Such beautiful farmland. It is a wonderful feeling when you get back to your "getaway" after being gone for awhile


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