Winooski River Portrait 2018

Yesterday I participated in the Winter Bald Eagle Survey. My route was the Winooski River, from Waterbury to Lake Champlain. While I did not see any eagles, I got to see the river in its winter splendor. It was cold. The day started at 3 below zero and got all the way up to 6 degrees. Here is the Winooski River as I saw it yesterday.


Just after sunrise in Waterbury


Winooski Street Bridge, Waterbury


Deforge Hyrdoelectric Dam. Note the ice after high water earlier in the week.


From the Long Trail access point, Duxbury


Long Trail footbridge


From Jonesville bridge


Warren and Ruth Beeken Rivershore Preserve


Town park, Richmond


Near Fontaine Canoe Access, Williston


Overlook Park, Williston


Woodside Park, Colchester. The river is under all that ice.


Winooski River Walk, Winooski


Winooski, Vermont


Flooded fields at Ethan Allen Homestead


From the bike path bridge as the Winooski River ends at Lake Champlain


Tractor Parade Portrait Gallery


The Pink Tractor Makes its Annual Appearance


My family and I went to the tractor parade in Charlotte yesterday.  It was the 10th annual event, held on the tenth day of the tenth month.  It delivered, as usual, even if it did start more than an hour after the start time.  But so it is.

I did not have a good spot to stand this time. We dithered a bit before things got started so, while the children were right up there next to the road, I stood behind some chairs that someone had set up and left empty the whole time.  I had a really tall guy uphill from me, in the direction the tractors were coming from. Plus, there were just simply people all around. So I changed my focus. Instead of taking pictures of the tractors, I took pictures of the people driving the tractors. Here is a gallery of some of those portraits.