Saturday, November 10, 2007

BACK FROM VERMONT




I am back from my trip and it as a lovely time. The foliage was still beautiful and the weather was crisp. I have never known the leaves to stay on the trees until mid-November, but they were still hanging on showing off the glorious, if somewhat muted shades. I took a lot of pictures which will be photoshopped and ready tomorrow ( hopefully). These photos are from the City of Burlington website and are just to give you a taste of the city that I love.



I promised last week to try and add something that I am grateful for as often as possible and after spending time with my 90 year old parents, they would be the obvious choice for today. Those of you who read my 7 random things know that I was adopted as an infant. I don't know what the circumstances of my birth are or what my life might have been like if I had not been adopted, but I had the most perfect childhood. I think many of us who grew up in the fifties can relate to a time that was simpler, a time when you could ride your bikes in the street and go to the drive-in in your pajamas and play on the swings before the movies. My parents provided my brother and me with such a wonderful sense of security and love and we have always felt special because we were "chosen". Thank you Mom and Dad for choosing and nurturing me.



I will leave you with this view of Lake Champlain from the Burlington waterfront. Those mountains in the background are the majestic Adirondacks of New York State.

More tomorrow,

Janet

7 comments:

  1. A lovely place and lovely thoughts about your parents.

    Happy rest of your weekend! Glad you are back!

    Melissa

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  2. Beautiful photo's and post! Welcome back!

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  3. What beautiful pictures! And what a wonderful sentiment about your parents...
    Penny
    p.s. thanks for saying such nice things about my mosaic teacart!

    p.s.s come sign up for my 100th post giveaway!

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  4. I can't wait to see your other photos! These are beautiful. Love the memories you wrote about your childhood and your gratitude for your parents....so very sweet!
    Robin

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  5. Good morning. What gorgeous pictures. I was just reading that you're new to blogging so I thought I'd zip over here to see what you're up to. I'm thinking of starting one too.
    You're doing a great job.
    Nan

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  6. Yu are very blessed. Thank you for sharing this. Clarice

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  7. What a beautiful tribute to your parents...they sound wonderful!

    Linda
    xox

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Janet