Stairs From The Past
Visitors to Chesterfield, New Hampshire, just northeast of Brattleboro, can hike into the 513-acre Madame Sherri Forest to see an impressive stone staircase, which, together with a foundation and several chimneys is all that remains of a once lavish estate that was the focus of local gossip in the 1930s and ‘40s. Begun in 1929, abandoned in 1946, and destroyed by fire in 1962, the castle only had one owner: an eccentric costume designer known as Madame Sherri.
Fall in Vermont
Some of the most beautiful things in the natural world are also the briefest one. The rainbow may last just a moment, the morning mists lingers for an hour or so after sunrise The pink light of sunrise, or the glow on a mountain lasts but a few minutes longer, and a winter snowfall may hang in the trees for a day after a storm. By these measures, the beauty of New England’s autumn season lasts quite a long time.
In the fall, millions of acres of deciduous trees turn brilliant shades of red, gold, and orange for a foliage show unrivaled anywhere.
The ridge of Mount Mansfield in all of its grandeur. Early November when the mountain has its first snow of the season.
A truly breathtaking panorama when seen in person. The lights of the lodge and the trails of light from the snow groomers give this image an unique feeling of peace and tranquility.
Long time exposure, this image was pieced together from 8 individual images of the ridge.
Old feeder once part of the Janelia Farm land. Old farm dating from the early 1930’s. The Manson of Janelia Farm now on private propriety belonging to HHMI a biotechnology and pharmacy corporation. The feeder it’s one of the few standing structures with this type of architecture in Virginia.
The conserved Mill Trail property contains remains from several points in Stowe’s history. Stone cellar hole remains found on the property are considered to be “Sallies Farm” from the 1840’s.
Mill Trail includes a large portion of the West Branch of the Waterbury River and a northern hardwood forest mixed with stands of softwood including hemlock. The mixed forest and flowing river create great habitat for wildlife species while allowing public access for wildlife observation.
Lincoln Memorial in the Reflecting Pool
The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool was designed by Henry Bacon, constructed in 1922 and 1923, following the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial. It is approximately 2,029 feet (618 m) long (over a third of a mile) and 167 feet (51 m) wide. It has a depth of approximately 18 inches (46 cm) on the sides and 30 inches (76 cm) in the center. It holds approximately 6,750,000 U.S. gallons (25,500,000 L) of water.