Spring has sprung here, and everything is green. Saturday, when I was driving down the interstate to Lebanon, NH, for the state quilt guild meeting (yes - over the border for a VT meeting!), all the many shades of green were just amazing. This is why we endure the frigid winter, ice, and snow - for mid-May through October (perhaps) when we live in the prettiest place on earth.
Our lilacs and crabapples are all in full bloom now, and perennials are starting to come back to life. It's just an amazing riot of color everywhere. Thursday, we met Pauline and Bob at the Grand Isle ferry and drove up near Lake Placid, NY, to visit John Brown's grave at North Elba.
It's a quiet spot with his grave marked by a large rock pushed up by the Ice Age. The cabin where he only lived a few months with his second wife Mary has been restored. This photo was taken from the barn near a pond, and you can see the ski jump, one of many, that makes Lake Placid so important in the Adirondacks. We had a delicious lunch in Lake Placid village which is full of little gift shops and touristy restaurants. It was a treat of a day.
Wednesday, I went up to Stowe for the annual library conference, and Saturday was the aforementioned state quilt guild trip over the border. More opportunities for oohing and aahing!
On the quilting front, my Lady Slipper Lodge fabric and charms arrived Saturday, so I'll get back to my medallion quilt later today, after grocery shopping and going to the bank to deposit money from the state guild meeting.