Vermont, May-June 2011
Retired now and spending the winter in BC, we drove across the continent to our idylic spot in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, arriving in mid-May. I haven't been in the east this early in yonks! The woods were just starting to green up and had that lovely fresh yellowish-green tinge. This was the wettest May in many years, with high water levels, serious flooding in places, and waterfalls in spate. My favourite beaver dam was broken and in the process of draining. But the bird life was remarkable and the wildflowers stunning. The pitcher plants in Mollie Beattie Bog were sending up stems which eventually flowered and gave rise to new pitchers (which will continue in pictures in the next installment).