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Play...Dream...Have Fun at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

A place in which to play, dream, refresh, create Miles of sand beach, bluffs that tower 450’ above Lake Michigan, lush forests, clear inland lakes, unique flora and fauna make up the natural world of Sleeping Bear Dunes. High dunes afford spectacular views across the lake. An island lighthouse, US Life-Saving Service stations, coastal villages, and...
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Working Together to Keep Guns Out of the Wrong Hands

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On March 4th, there will be a vote in Burlington about gun safety. There will be three charter change measures that will be voted on, including keeping guns out of bars, requiring guns to be safely stored when accessible to children, and allowing the police to temporarily confiscate guns when then is a suspicion of domestic violence. We need to mak...
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Are you ready to get hungry!

Essex Inn Food Photo by Carolyn Bates

Take a look in the Essex Inn on the Adirondack Coast, Essex NY and get ready to be hungry.

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Welcome to Holland: The experience of raising a child with Down’s Syndrome

I wanted to share this because to me it is the way to look at life. Loving someone is to accept the changes that occur in life. The National Advocate for People with Down Syndrome Since 1979 Longtime Sesame Street writer Emily Perl Kingsley has been advocating for people with disabilities since 1974, when her son, Jason (co-author of Count Us In: G...
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An Inspiring Home Featured in Old House Journal

A Snug Lakeside Cottage in Vermont With new owners, a lakeside summer cottage becomes a year-round sanctuary. By Regina Cole | Photos by Carolyn Bates | Old House Journal Nestled between the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains, this Vermont lake house is livable year-round—a reversal of its history. Built as a summer cottage in 1922, the house rema...
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My kind of town, Chicago is

In Chicago, I just has to look UP all of the time, forgetting where my feet go, thus  tripping over sidewalks and sliding down stairs. River walks are the very best, after you twirl around Gehry's performance hall's red seats and Chicago's art museum on the waterfront.  Somewhere nearby multi faceted towers within the building could conta...
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Wishing you a Merry Christmas!



 Take a trip to holiday's past...

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I am ready for my close-up

It is a doggy doggy world!

Meet Augie.


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SAS ARCHITECTS designs very COOL Postcard with my photo!

Behind the Scenes at ECHO with C Bates. Looks easy, doesn’t it?  Just arrive at party time, with sunset, and take one photo. Scene one:  June sunset, no party Scene two:  July, bar set up in front of view, two large plants in middle of people dining, bushes obscure view of party Scene three:  early Aug party is in the southern h...
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AIA Vermont News: Transforming a vintage Airstream trailer into a traveling architecture center

*** Update: AIAVT TO TRANSFORM VINTAGE AIRSTREAM INTO MOBILE EDUCATION CENTER *** Taking it to the Streets To spread their mission statewide, AIA Vermont is transforming a vintage Airstream trailer into a traveling architecture center By Nalina Moses Architecture is usually about making things that are firmly rooted in place. But AIA Vermont receiv...
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Featured in Design New England Magazine

  DESIGN NEW ENGLAND Barn and Raised Not just for collecting, some antiques can be re-purposed for human habitation Written by Regina Cole • Photographed by Carolyn Bates • November/December 2013 Dan and MJ Davis live in a renovated Vermont barn, an antique structure that provides everything the couple ever wanted in a home: space, light, warm...
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Architecture Spotlight: Full Moon Over The Warren House


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Featured Project: NEFCU Bank

NEFCU (New England Federal Credit Union) September Newsletter: New Shelburne Road Branch is Open! Same trusted service in a state-of-the-art facility With the opening of our new branch, NEFCU has redefined the in-branch banking experience. Everything about our new facility has been designed to make it easier – and more enjoyable – for you to connec...
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Featured Residential Interior in Canadian Homes & Cottages Magazine!

  Canadian Homes & Cottages Magazine Home renovations for this busy family of six were designed with storage in mind by Kristine Nyhout • Photos by Carolyn Bates A home built in the mid 19th century may have been quaint at the time, but for today’s families, it would be lacking. This was the case for the Cichetti family. With four children...
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Tom Moore Builder, Inc.

Tom Moore is a leading Vermont contractor specializing in remodeling and new home building. Our hallmark is elegant custom detail in new construction and remodeling projects. We combine traditional design elements with the best in new technologies, green building practices, and innovative custom cabinetry & woodworking. The Tom Moore Builder tr...
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Cozy, Comfy, Cool

residential-interior-davis-barn-carolynbates-CLB4668.jpgInterior Designer: Susan Davis of Emmet Carter Interiors

Recently I was able to shoot a home that is actually a dairy barn renovated into a cool timberframe house. The overall interior is cozy and very warm. Susan also kept design of barn the same, and windows were added to keep the design flowing outside, too. The interior design of the house honors the history of the barn, but still has a modern feel.

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Gluten Soy And Lactose Free Good Foods

Check out my newest facebook page Gluten Soy And Lactose Free Good Foods Community Page. It is for people to exchange recipes and good foods that they have tested and like. To help those eating good foods that are free of gluten, soy and or lactose, to find more food to add to their list.

I will be updating this blog with the latest images, recipes, and recommendations. So boomark this post to check back and don't forget leave your comments.


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What time is it? It's Tractor Time!

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East Charlotte Tractor Parade's - 13th Annual Tractor Parade

October 13, 2013

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No Facebook, you cannot take away my Copyright.

Facebook is trying to say they own my copyright. Bogus claim.
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Into the woods

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Carolyn Bates Photography
PO Box 1205
Burlington, VT 05402

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20 Caroline St.
Burlington, VT 05402

Telephone: (802) 238-4213

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