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Ye Olde Taverne

Ye Olde Taverne, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. I get a kick out of this sign, which reminds me a bit of the opening credits for the sitcom “Cheers.” Apparently The Old Tavern is somewhere where not only does “everybody know your name,” but where Monty Python elements–such as cakes flying out of diminutive wall portals, […]


Hayin’, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. I’m not a big fan of self portraits. I prefer to get behind the camera rather than stand in front of it. But every once in awhile I’ll walk through the day feeling so much my country bumpkin self that I think, “what the hell?” Today was such a day. […]

Gonna Go Drivin’

one horse open sleigh, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. I love this old sleigh that wiles away the hours on the expansive porch of The Old Tavern in Grafton Village. I’ve spent a lot of time looking at carts, sleighs and buggies lately as my next project will be to teach my Canadian Cheval mare to […]

The Big Red Barn

Red Barn Interior Detail, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. This is a vacant stall inside The Big Red Barn antiques emporium. I like the natural wood finish and the way the rows of old purses are reflected in the faux window, which is actually a mirror. I just happen to have a sizable purse collection (and […]

From The Days of Railway Splendor

From The Days of Railway Splendor, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. Though Bellows Falls, Vermont still struggles as one of the poorer towns in Windham County, its plush and opulent houses are a reminder of the railway boom days of several generations past. Houses like this beautiful yellow one are found along every street and in […]

The Smoke House

The Smoke House, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. My husband and I have a joke. Every time we pass the sign, I ask, “What do you suppose this place is?” And he replies: “You always ask, and my answer always is…” “ don’t know.” “..I don’t know.” But maybe someone out in the great wonderful world […]

The Cowboy’s Lariat

Cowboy , originally uploaded by elefanterosado. You could say I have a thing for cowboys. Real cowboys, that is…not their urban impostors. And it’s not that I dig them in a watched-too-many-spaghetti-Westerns, groupie-following, junior-highschool-girl-crush kind of way. It’s more like a sweetly held hushed awe for their vanishing form of life and their vital skill […]

Night Plow

Night Plow, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. You know you’ve gone shutterbug slap-happy when…you stand in front of an on-coming snowplow on a dark night full of heavily falling snow…and kick yourself for not standing closer and getting a better shot.

Backwoods Ride & Chain Bloggin’

Backwoods Ride, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. Riding through layers of crunchy snow yesterday on Jem, my 10 year old Canadian Cheval & snow horse extraordinaire. This is a bit of a cheapie because I’m just cutting and pasting from a Flickr post. One of my pals over there “tagged” me, which means I was called […]

Power Less

Tree Down, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. The tree in the photo came down on the power lines along our road this past Friday. It kept us captive for about 24 hours too, because driving underneath it was far too dangerous an undertaking. We were among some of the luckier folks along the eastern seaboard though, […]