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Carolyn Bates' Blog

Read the latest from Carolyn in her blog! Photography, local events, Vermont happenings, and more.

Take a stroll through the flowers...

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All gathered for a relaxing day strolling through nine private gardens surrounding the villages of Jericho and Underhill, open to ticket-holders for just one day. At the end of the tour everyone was invited to afternoon tea in a secluded spot off the beaten path that opens wide to formal and cottage gardens, wild plantings and water lily pond.

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Into the Woods: A Garden Tour of Gordon and Mary Hayward's Garden

haywardgarden__BAT6262.jpgGordon and Mary Hayward’s one-and-one-half-acre garden surrounds their 240-year-old farmhouse in southern Vermont. Over the past twenty-six years they have developed a hybrid of Old England and New England gardens to reflect Gordon’s past growing up on an orchard in northwestern Connecticut and Mary’s past growing up on a farm outside Chipping Camp...
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The Perfect Storm

a1sx2_Original1_lakechamp-storm-carolynbates-lanscape-lightning.pngA stormy day at Lake Champlain. For all sailor...enter at your own risk. What people are saying... "Wow!" -Mary V Tegel "Fascinating picture! Sharing" -Anne Gray Liversidge "this is an amazing photo. Send it to the National Weather Bureau for the archives!" -Sally Ballin "This belongs on an art museum wall." -Urban Martin "This is an incred...
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Take some time and enjoy the ocean view... Hampton Beach in NH

ocean-view-final.jpgWhen walking around Hampton Beach in NH, there is so much to take in. The beach, the landscape, and the architecture are all around you. And then there is the sculpture. Just north of A street is the wonderful sculpture. It was surrounded by black fencing as though she were in prison, and landscape architects: ORW created a brand new home for he...
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