Being a photographer in Vermont certainly has its challenges; snow, and a -14° wind chill are just to name a few. But one of the best things about Vermont is its seasons and their vast diversity. Winter is by far the toughest, the cold temperatures, short daylight hours, and the overall lack of color can be downright depressing. But it’s those qualities that I think make winters in Vermont magical.
Things look different in the winter; you can see more of the tones and texture of the landscape. With the leaves off the trees you can see farther into the forest. Things that were once obscured are now visible and old tired barns no longer blend into the landscape. There is toughness about this barn; one that I feel many Vermonters share. But it is this toughness that many of us embrace so that we can fully enjoy winter and still be standing when spring arrives.