|I had the good fortune of traveling to Vermont two weeks ago at peak time for the sensational colors of the fall season. It is one thing to see pictures of Vermont; it is another think altogether when you spend time there in the fall when the leaves are turning. Add the rivers and the streams and the charming little towns along Vermont country roads and you get the experience of a lifetime.There is a lot to see from the highway as it traverses among the mountains but the real show is in the country roads where one can linger and savor the experience. I traveled on VT-14 from Barre just south of Montpelier all the way to White River Junction to the south. VT-14 runs roughly parallel to the White River in a north-south course and every so often the road passes through the middle of little towns that have been home to Vermonters for generations.
In addition to the colors of autumn, there are so many interesting things to see and do: beautiful covered bridges; old historic cemeteries in the mountains; sugaring houses; chocolate and cheese; and the Ben and Jerry ice-cream factory! And by accident, I stumbled upon the birthplace of Joseph Smith, he of the Mormon Church, where today, nestled among majestic trees and well landscaped grounds, sits a monument in his honor.
Great photographers have taken great pictures of Vermont but these are mine, as I remember it.