Thank you Debby for selecting a great theme for this week. We were in Vermont a few weeks ago and I have three photos that will suit this theme.
Our first stop in Vermont was Bennington. We parked and explored the downtown. There are statues of catamounts throughout downtown. Catamounts are mountain lions or cougars that lived in the Green Mountains. Supposedly they are extinct. These statues are painted and decorated in various themes.
Here is one of them. The scenes on this cat depict Vermont in the Autumn, a white-steepled church, and the clock which is on the main intersection of town.
We traveled to Manchester and lodged there. There is a beautiful home in town overlooking the mountains. It was the home of Robert Todd Lincoln, the only surviving son of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. Robert loved this area and named his estate Hildene. The family moved there in 1905 and the last surviving family member died in 1975.
We stopped at a nearby farm on our last full day in Vermont. I carried my smaller digital camera with me and took some photos inside the market. I saw a bin with beautiful green vegetables and raised my camera to compose the shot when this woman called to me and directed me to take this shot. In my conversation with he, I learned she came from my state Connecticut and moved to Vermont when she retired.