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The Teahouse

Haynes & Garthwaite Architects They renovated the historic brick  house and added a beautiful new timberframe structure. Trees, large stone, unique wood designs on doors and cabinets, wonderful alive sun room alley, three sided wood fireplace.
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Capturing a Memory of a Lost Friend

Winkie lived from 2004 to 2015. Even after they are gone, our four-legged family members will always be with us. Their memories, though at first bring sadness, will eventually bring smiles to our faces. It is my hope that with this post, Nan will have a fond memory of the day that I was able to photograph her two fabulous poodle mix dogs: Winkie, w...
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61 degrees felt so cold after days of 80’s that I had my winter hat on, but still froze my feet in very short socks and running shoes, legs in short pants, and several jackets kept my chest reasonably warm. I hung out from 10:45pm-12:30 am. As soon as the eclipse was over, the clouds moved in, and created a huge red circle right around the moon. As...
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Taking a look Behind the Curtains

Christine Hadsel & Curtains Without Borders were featured in Valley News. Check out the great article and learn more about the book which is available now!! New England Scenery Book Celebrates Region’s Restored Theater Curtains By Dave Gram • Associated Press • Thursday, August 27, 2015 (Published in print: Friday, August 28, 2015) Brookfield, ...
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Making Camping Look Good


Recently I had the chance to have some fun at a photo shoot with Peggy and Larry at a camping site infront of their trailer. Unfortunately, the lighting wasn't exactly the way I wanted it, so I took to Photoshop. Here is how I edited the photos.

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In a field of yellow with Photographer Peter Larsen

Enjoy the simple pleasure of looking at Photographer, Peter Larsen's sunflowers. About Peter Larsen in his own words: I've been an avid amateur photographer for several years, with an emphasis on wildlife, and lately more emphasis on people photography. I enjoy both types immensely. I've attended week-long workshops on both people and wildlife phot...
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InSite Solar Decathlon: Middlebury College


Take a look at a home run solely on solar power!

In its return to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, Middlebury College created InSite, a house that reconnects people with their community and emphasizes environmental, economic, and social sustainability. InSite offers the privacy and comforts that appeal to 21st-century homebuyers by balancing public and private spaces.

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AIAVT & CSI-VT Present ACX Conference

AIA Vermont and the Construction Specifications Institute, Vermont Chapter (CSI-Vermont) held their second annual joint ACX architecture and construction expo on May 20-21. The one- and one-half-day event, focused this year on “Resiliency: Is it the New Sustainability?” was held at the Hilton Hotel in Burlington. Nearly 120 architects, specificatio...
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A night with Peter Joshua Burroughs and Carlos Rodriguez

Vermont Tenor, Peter Joshua Burroughs and Venezuelan Pianist, Carlos Cesar Rodriguez presented an eclectic mix of vocal and piano music including opera, art song, musical theatre and Argentinian Tango. The two sang, laughed, danced, and turned the piano into "fire" today at the First Baptist Church in Burlington. Tears streamed from our eyes as the...
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Take a stroll through the flowers...


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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Concrete Asymmetrical Forms

Sandy Lawton, Arro Design, artist.

Made with fabric or road cloth, created a wonderful set of stairs that you walk down, then up, then down, then up, and look all around, to see what you can see...

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Bernie Sanders and The Legend of the Pothole Bandit


What would you do if you saw a pothole? If you were the Pothole Bandit, you might just plant a tree in one.

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Photoshop Tutorial: Working with Green Screen Bleeds


Take a look at my most recent time working with a green screen and flowers.

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Photo Safari 2015

Photo Safari 2015

Sandy Lawton, of Arro Design, Kirsten Seibert, of Broadleaf Landscape Architecture and I gave a PHOTO SAFARI, which included tours of Sandy and Kirsten's home and in their barn where they are building a new home, complete with beautifully colored concrete kitchen counters. Then we drove to see Sandy's fabric formed concrete TreeHouse, and Kirsten's well designed very steep sloped landscape with pergula, We had a magnificent lunch, and finally camera raw classes by Carolyn L. Bates Photography.

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New Video! The Shelburne Point Residential Project

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Where flowers bloom ...

Peonies by Mary Oliver    This morning the green fists of the peonies are getting ready  to break my heart  as the sun rises,  as the sun strokes them with his old, buttery fingers     and they open ---  pools of lace,  white and pink ---  and all day the black ants climb over them,   ...
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Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign Kick-off!

I just happened to be in the right place at the right time to whip out my iPhone for this video - Waterfront Park, Burlington, Vermont on May 26, 2015. See more of my videos on the YouTube Channel !

New Video! Gone Swimmin'

...and I forgot my cellphone! See more of my videos on my YouTube Channel !

New Video! Artful Living Artful Living in the Art-Filled Home of Stephen and Genese

Enter the home of Stephen and Genese and experience living in an art-filled home. See more of my videos on my YouTube Channel !

New Video! Lost Shul Mural

This mural was made over 100 years ago. In the 1970's -1980's Aaron Goldberg found out about the mural and finally covered it up with the dream of restoring it.

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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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