Tagged: vermont

Sunset at Key West, Florida

Back in Sun Diego: Solar-powered sea critters

Yesterday, while enjoying the heat at the pool, I briefly considered the possibility that maybe I was actually solar-powered. I don’t need food anymore, I thought, All I need is warmth.

This of course was incorrect, and I shuffled my flip-flops home almost immediately thereafter and ate some soup.

But it reminded me of critters that actually are solar-powered. Sea slugs, specifically.

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2011-08 - Hurricane Irene in Killington Vermont

One year ago today: Hurricane Irene in Killington, Vermont

Growing up in Southern California, I was no stranger to natural disasters. I remember the Northridge earthquake clearly, and forest fires forced my friends to evacuate their homes several times over the course of my childhood. None of this prepared me for the destruction that Hurricane Irene brought to Vermont on August 29th, 2011–one year []

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Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar at Killington Resort, Vermont

Killington, VT: Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar

Last August, runoff from Hurricane Irene flooded the Roaring Brook in Killington and destroyed part of the K-1 base lodge at Killington Resort. In the place of the pub that was destroyed, the mountain built the Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar, a European-style outdoor bar area and deck that looks up at Superstar, one of the []

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Killington Sunrise HDR

Killington, VT: Sunrise HDR

It can be tough to motivate myself to get up early and head outside in the cold for a snowshoe when it’s still dark. Sunrises like these, though, make it all worth it. We’re not in Killington very much longer, so I’d better enjoy the snow while it’s still in our backyard. This a 3-exposure, []

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Bald Eagle at VINS in Quechee, Vermont

Quechee, VT: Bald Eagle at VINS Nature Center

Despite having lived in Killington for four years, I never made it to the VINS Nature Center (just down the road in Quechee) until now. The center specializes in rehabilitation of injured birds, primarily birds of prey such as owls, hawks, falcons, and eagles. Although reintroduction into the natural habitat is the primary goal of VINS, []

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Snowboard tracks on Killington golf course

Killington, VT: Fresh Air

I’ve been sick lately, but thought today that some fresh air might do me some good, so I took the dogs out on the golf course for a snowshoe. It starting snowing almost immediately after I got there! The surface was crusty from yesterday’s rain and subsequent freeze, but someone had clearly taken a snowboard []

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Killington, VT: Aqua Sky

(Aside: A web gallery of underwater photos from my Nassau trip is now up on my main site.) Today’s photo is another from my first snowshoe of the season, but in color. I dialed up the aqua in the sky in post-processing because I just love the way blue-greens pop against white.  

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Puppy Love

Update 1/14/2014: Want to see more of Carat (“Peepers”)? She is now the star of her very own blog at www.bostonterrierproblems.com When we were considering getting a puppy, my biggest concern was that adding a new dog to the family would upset Waffle. They’ve taken to each other better than I ever could have hoped, and now that []

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