Monday, September 29, 2014

Velvet Ear Pond

Some foliage from yesterday.

When I was a little kid, my parents used to hike the Long Trail, which runs from one end of Vermont to the other. One of their favorite hikes was to climb what they called Velvet Ear Mountain, overlooking Velvet Ear Pond. I remember thinking that was such a lovely name. It wasn't until I was in college and my now husband mentioned climbing something called Belvedere Mountain, overlooking Belvedere Pond. I started to get a sinking feeling, and I asked him if that mountain was on the Long Trail. When he said it was, I realized that I had heard my parents wrong, and Velvet Ear Mountain and Velvet Ear Pond existed only in my own mind.

But they are as lovely as I imagined they were. To me, this will always be Velvet Ear Pond.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Carver's Daughter Number 8, My Dead Arm

Here's the next article in my Carver's Daughter series. From what I hear, this one's been getting a lot of chuckles. No idea why. It's meant to be completely serious. People just don't get what I went through as a kid with a museum in the family!

To read it, click HERE