October 29th, 2009


my piece of VT

It needed new drainage around the foundation. A partial new foundation and water proofing and a new bathroom. Of course, when I first visited as a kid there was the little half-moon doored place up the hill. My grandfather built it right after WW2 and it is now moved on in generational ownership.

For a while this summer it balanced.

Now it is mostly done. Nice contractor sent pictures as construction proceeded. I'm a bit far away to check in so my sister was making the VT runs.

I was there a couple of years ago and the hill is challenging, not exactly accessible. For me to get there requires a trip up the neighbor's drive and then across the terrace (flat horizontally if not vertically) but that is how all the heavy equipment got there too. At least my visit didn't require regrading and reseeding.

A view from the terrace:

The farm is long gone but last night I found a couple of lots for sale on what had been the farm. They were in the back, back 40. Thought about purchase.
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sun came out at 3:32pm...

...and stuck around for just a few minutes. I took some pictures in the morning with a bit of fog. I took some pictures when the sun came out. They are different, it is amazing the power of light. A friend and I were talking about which was prettier for the parriota (Persian Ironwood). She liked the soft light in the morning while I liked and wanted pictures with the sun out. So you choose - I have both here.

The parriota persica out front in no sun - sun.

And the back yard with fog -

with sun - a quite a bit fewer leaves on the foreground japanese maple. What a difference a few hours makes!

The fothergilla with sun -

The roses that just keep blooming.

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