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Signs of Spring in the Northeast Kingdom, Vermont

Red Pine Mountain logo“If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute and it will change.” That’s a famous saying in Vermont and March 25th was no exception. The morning started out blustery and cold and then snow started to fall. Not a big blizzard, but just enough flakes to make Khrysta look as though she had dandruff.

Ears of Morgan horse, Khrysta, covered in snowflakes.

I grabbed a cup of tea and headed to sit by the wood stove and listen to the wind howl and rattle our windows. But sure enough, late afternoon came, and the wind ceased, and a weak sun made an appearance.

I grabbed my camera and headed up the pasture where Khrysta and I surveyed the mountains.

Morgan mare, Khrysta, surveys the Vermont view

And, as I admired the light, so quintessentially Vermont in it’s ever changing hues

Light and clouds over the Red Pine Mountain pasture in Vermont

Three deer appeared.

Two whitetail deer show up out of the woods

They were so close. I was sure they would flee but they didn’t.

Deer grazing in the pasture

Their tails were so white and fluffy and long.

Whitetail deer flicking their tails

Whitetail deer walking

And they are still so very young.

Three young deer grazing

But already best friends.

Two deer graze while one stands watch.

I stayed for a while in no hurry to break the spell. And despite the wind that whipped around my face, I could feel spring all around me; Khrysta rooting for new blades of tender grass and the deer, once again down from their winter home in the woods on the top of Red Pine Mountain.

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