We were supposed to get a bad snowstorm starting at 4:00 PM today, so I went grocery shopping early. I love going up Route 5 as there is always something fun to see. I love the frozen ice on the ledges beside the road. So pretty.

There is also a frozen waterfall that is just beautiful along the road.

I love going along Route 5 as it is an old Vermont road that goes along the Connecticut River. I have seen deer, turkeys, a baby white owl on the very top of a telephone pole, bobcat and a fox to name a few of the wild life at different times of the year.

You can also see Mt Ascutney in the distance as you are driving along. Route 5 has been there since I was a little girl. Interstate 91 took it’s place and is faster, but I prefer the slow, scenic route. We used to take route 5 all the way up to northern Vermont to our grandparents farm in the summer when I was a kid. It used to take all day and my Mom would pack a picnic to stop and have along the way. Now it takes about 2 hours to go up the Interstate to where my grandparents lived.

I love old Vermont. It’s just beautiful any time of the year.

The covered bridges are just so much a part of Vermont, along with a lot of Colonial houses and churches.

There seem to be a lot of squirrels this year and they are always running across the road when you are driving along.

If you have a bird feeder, the squirrels are always there to check it out.

There are a lot of people that do not like the winters in Vermont, especially when you get older. We call them “snowbirds” as they spend the summer in Vermont and then head to Florida in the winter.

I like all the four seasons myself and that’s why my blog is called “Year in Vermont”. It’s fun for me to write about what I like and find delightful in each season.

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