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LAKE CHAMPLAIN: Clean Up with Floating Islands

Lake Carmi

Lake Champlain is heavily polluted with phosphate in some ares, with thick growths of algae. Floatingislandsolutions.com has a solution.

This solution is not just for larger lakes, but can be used for smaller bodies of water such as Lake Carmi.

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Before & After: How to create a Dream

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Playing out side the box with color and text.

Check out the pieces that went into making this fun and whimsical portriat!

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Pete's Posse: Folk traditions.... with interpretations.

I was able to go to a concert by Pete’s Posse and what a great time! Take a look at some of the photos from the show.

Pete's Posse

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The 'Unskippable' Dog!

Sometimes you just need to share a video. This dog is awesome and there is no way you will not watch until the end!

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A Portrait of a Writer

carolynbates-portrait-peterbiello-15ah-01bw.jpgI recently had the chance to take portraits of writers at the Burlington Writers Worksop. One of them was Peter Biello the author, radio host and the head of The Burlington Writers Workshop. About the BWW: The Burlington Writers Workshop’s mission is to provide writers with free learning opportunities that help them develop as artists and profes...
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Interiors with George Hubbard and Craftsmen Group VT

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I am just so excited to be working again with one of my most favorite contractors from way back in my history…all the way back when we shot with Film!

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Vermonters for Common Sense Gun Laws

gunsense_BAT8795.jpgWe all want to have our state of Vermont pass a law to have background checks done before anyone purchases a gun.Here are some of our members gathering at a recent get together.
Here are some of my other blog posts: Working Together to Keep Guns Out of the Wr...
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Dog Mountain: A Love Story is Live!

dogmountain.pngThe Dog Chapel sign serves as backdrop for hundreds of family portraits.  Pictured here, Elizabeth with Fernandina and Dovekie, Ana with Tomas, and Chris nestled among Stephen's collection of dog statuettes. Stephen working on a woodcut in his home studio. There is a great announcement from Dog Mountain! It's our enormous...
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XMAS 2014 at GRAMPI'S Book is Available

XMAS 2014 at GRAMPI'SThree generations in one family play games and pose for photographs. Find out more about the book by clicking here. XMAS 2014 at GRAMPI'S by Carolyn L. Bates Published: January 8, 2015 •  Dimensions: Standard Landscape 106 pgs  •  Category: Arts & Photography
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As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat ... Meet Gracie

a1sx2_Blog_gracie-dec-02-2014-1920x1200_DSC2028.jpg"What used to be my chair is now hers. Cats do that. ... Gracie is a bit different - this past she was sitting on a plant table with a window view of outside, where a little bunny was perhaps 6 feet away from the window, perfect view of the rabbit, a normal cat would have been going nuts looking at it, but here's Gracie, swatting at a tiny little f...
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Yum! Smoky Black Bean Dip

Smoky Black Bean Dip IngredientsI got a great recipe from a Caroline St neighbor and wanted to share it with you. This Smoky Black Bean Dip is gluten and soy free.   You can serve with Lime Flavored Tostitos and Endive. Add additional sour cream to reduce "heat".
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Ti-for-Xmas-48-lt.jpgMERRY HAPPY HOLIDAYS and NEW YEAR to ALL! Main image: Shelburne Museum’s Ticonderoga Grand Celebration Thank you all many times over for contributing warmth, love and exciting adventures for me!!! Architect Patrick Kane’s Squam Lake House comprised of 4 “wigwam” houses sided with zinc, and his net zero complex at Craftsbury Outdoor Center.&n...
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The Perfect Pairing of Nature & Architecture at the Upper Pines Lodge

Upper Pines Lodge VT by Carolyn BatesEven though it poured rain ALL DAY, taking photos at the Upper Pines Lodge was a fun day. I just grabbed a huge polo umbrella when I was outside.The architect, Dave Sellers, outdid himself once again, with unusual design. By using real trees line up on both sides of the entry hall, the architect was able to take the nature that surrounds this struc...
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Noah's Song is the Newest Release from award-winning poet Jerry Johnson!

Noah's SongNoah’s Song begins with … Have you ever seen llamas wearing pajamas or a dancing cow in a herd? Or a big bull moose atop a caboose? Are all my questions absurd? I was building an ark when I heard my dog bark at a long-haired orangutan. The sight of this ape with a muscular shape was enough to frighten any man! Just the other day while out making...
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The 2014 Harvest Party!

The Harvest Party

This year author Jerry Johnson hosted a Harvest Party at his old schoolhouse and barn. Take a look at some of the photos from this fun event!

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This Old Schoolhouse by Jerry Johnson, Creek Road Poet

jjohnson-14ah_CLB2319-sh.jpgIn the heart of the Northeast Kingdom in the town of East Albany sat an old wood-framed schoolhouse. The year was 1983. It was August, a beautiful time of year to be in Vermont. Summer was winding down and nights were growing cooler. My investigation about the schoolhouse revealed that Erdine Gonyaw was the last teacher to educate a room full of th...
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Five Stars for Up the Creek Without a Saddle!

Up the Creek Without a SaddleIn this celebrated book, UP THE CREEK WITHOUT A SADDLE, award-winning poet Jerry Johnson has created a universal memoir of life experiences. Animals, the natural world around us, people, first loves, loss, joy, and so much more breathes in his poetry full of treasured images. The words portray life on many levels, the images stay with you, and ther...
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An Author's Inspiration: A revnovated century-old schoolhouse with a spectacular barn!

Restored century-old schoolhouse on a farm in Vermont’s fabled Northeast Kingdom

Take a look at author Jerry Johnson's restored century-old schoolhouse and stunning barn located on a farm in Vermont. Artistically and architecturally, this farm is truly inspiring.

Read the story of This Old Schoolhouse by Jerry Johnson here.

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A Look a Vermont Creamery and How Great Goat Cheese Is Made

Vermont CreameryTake a look at this great video on how this Vermont company crafts some of the finest (and delicious) goat cheese locally.   Where does the best food come from? From makers who really care. At Vermont Creamery, Allison Hooper and Bob Reese have been crafting the finest goat cheese from local goats for thirty years--and counting. See the proc...
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Before and After: Vermont Hardware Store Photo Shoot

Hot off the press! Check out the before and after photos from my shoot at Express Appliance, Kitchen & More!

Express Appliance, Kitchen & More Exterior (Night)

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