Route 100

Sights like this one are some of the finest in New England if you love rural areas and farmland. With the Green Mountain’s as a backdrop the river valley’s of Vermont have been fertile farming areas for a long time, and they were shining brightly on this early autumn afternoon along the winding roads.

Rural farmland along Route 100 in Vermont.
The farmland scenery along Route 100 in Vermont.

Barn Land

The vintage barns that line so many of the hillsides of Vermont are some of my favorite architectural elements of the New England landscape. They are almost like lighthouses of the land in many ways, structures that stand through wind and rain and serve as an important tool within our lives as well.

This one is simple and beautiful and and certainly situated one some of the finest land in the area atop the hills of Woodstock.

A red barn in hills of Woodstock Vermont.
An old red barn nestled on a hilltop on the outskirts of Woodstock.

Backstreets

One of my favorite things to do around here is without a doubt to take a drive, and within the New England area I don’t think there are many spots better than along Route 100. The open lanes and landscapes are just stunning, and they feature both beauty within the moment but also strike up so many thoughts about the history along the scenic lands.

This slice of a backroad near the tiny town of Warren is the kind of road that is just a pleasure to cruise upon and take in the sights and sounds and fresh mountain air.

A winding Vermont road outside the town of Warren.
A winding backroad on an early autumn morning in Warren Vermont.

Start of Fall

This roadside scene along Route 100 had so many things that I think of when I think of Vermont. A quaint home, maple syrup for sale, a mountain backdrop, and a touch of fall color are all priceless details that make the Green Mountain State shine.

An old house along Route 100 in Vermont.
Fall foliage descending upon the landscape of Route 100 in Vermont.

Autumn Descent

With all the strangeness of these virus times we have been living in this summer i’ve put a lot of thought and emphasis into one of my favorite picture projects that i’ve worked on over the past few years, the waterfalls of New England. It’s something I never get tired of doing and in a time when everything about crowds is different than before, these hidden gems are what I think of as my favorite hiding spots within the land. Fall is right around the corner as I type this and I will always remember this rainy autumn morning within the leaf blanketed forests of Stowe when I made this picture.

Moss Glen Falls seen on a rainy autumn morning.
The rushing cascades of Moss Glen Falls mixing with leaves on a rainy autumn morning.

Classic New England

The old and worn in architecture and surrounding landscape of the Woodstock area make for some of New England’s finest scenery, and this farmhouse has all the elements of tradition within it’s construction. Shutters and fireplaces and even some swans as an entryway greeting, this old home is everything that I think of when picturing New England living.

A classic farmhouse in Woodstock, Vermont.
A classic New England style farmhouse built on the farmlands of Woodstock Vermont.

Switching Seasons

It’s the time of the year where it feels like summer flew by, and from the looks of things in Vermont just a few days ago, fall is here. The colors descend upon the Vermont landscape a bit sooner than elsewhere in New England with the cooler temperatures around the Green Mountain landscape, and this barn and birch tree sure had it all for an early autumn landscape scene. It’s one of my favorite times of the year within the landscape, and catching the scenery while still vibrant but changing at the same time is one of my favorite times for making pictures around here.

An old barn and birch tree seen amidst the early autumn landscape in Vermont.
An old barn nestled within the changing landscape as fall settles upon Vermont.

Barn Edge

There is so much to love within the rugged and vintage landscape of Vermont and when I am up there I find myself driving from spot to spot with a limitless availability of spots to explore. The history and tradition of the barns nested on the lands is fascinating as well as pivotal to our history here in the New England area, and while most of the barns have a weather beaten and worn in look to them, it’s precisely why they shine with so much architectural beauty and they have become a staple of the landscape of the area.

The wooden siding and roof of a Vermont barn.
The weathered siding of an old barn in central Vermont.

Hay Harvest

As autumn approaches the harvesting of fields has been in full swing within the rolling hills of Vermont, and I was lucky to catch some of the field work going on finishing up the production of hay for the winter months. This late afternoon scene had a farmer running a John Deere tedder along the green hills with shades of fall foliage beginning to appear on the surround trees.

A farmer running a tedder on a hilly hay field near Woodstock Vermont.

Old Red

Barns and farms are just so beautiful in both form and function and they are one of the hallmarks of the New England landscape. Vermont has a whole bunch of them range wildly in age yet almost always have a cool story behind them, they are the essence of a construction that has seen a lot of stuff and made a difference within our local communities as centerpieces of the farmland. This one was shining in all it’s glory in late day sunshine and made for a classic New England scene.

An old red barn nestled in the rural hills of Plainfield.