Mom, Joel, Carol, Kathy and Me, Vermont 2003-2008


My father died in the 90s, and my mother lived on alone, in the apartment in New York City that she and my father had shared for decades. After some time, it became apparent that living alone was too challenging for her, and she would best be served by taking up residence in a senior living facility. My brother Joel and wife Carol, who live in West Addison, VT, located a very nice place in Shelburne, VT, just outside of Burlington, and not terribly far from them. My Mom moved in, and resided there until her death at the age of 103.
My parents, my brother and myself (when younger) had spent all of our summers in Vermont. Initially, my father was a counselor, and my mother the camp mother, of a summer camp in Vermont. It was called Camp Arrowhead, and was located on Lake St. Catherine, outside of Poultney, VT. My brother and I were campers, and later I became a “kitchen boy”. Eventually, my parents purchased a summer cottage on Greenwood Lake, near Hardwick, VT. Thus, Kathy and I made one or more trips annually, to either New York or Vermont, to visit my folks, and this continued right up to the death of my mother.
After Joel’s retirement, he and Carol built a gorgeous house on the shores of Lake Champlain, and Kathy and I would stay with them when visiting my Mom in Shelburne. The photos below include many of their home, which I found to be a wonderful subject for photography.

View to the Adirondack Mountains, in New York, on the drive to Shelburne

View to the Adirondack Mountains, in New York, on the drive to Shelburne

Sailboat,. on the drive to Shelburne

Sailboat, on the drive to Shelburne

A driveway, on the drive to Shelburne

Driveway, on the drive to Shelburne

View of Camel's Hump, on the drive from West Addison to Shelburne

View of Camel’s Hump, on the drive to Shelburne

An abandoned house, on the drive from West Addison to Shelburne

Abandoned house, on the drive to Shelburne

An abandoned barn, on the drive from West Addison to Shelburne

Abandoned barn, on the drive to Shelburne

Vergennes

Vergennes, the falls of Otter Creek

Vergennes

Vergennes, the falls of Otter Creek

The Burlington Harbor

Burlington Harbor

On the ferry from Burlington to the New York side of the lake

On the ferry from Burlington to the New York side of the lake

On the ferry from Burlington to the New York side of the lake

On the ferry from Burlington to the New York side of the lake

On the ferry from Burlington to the New York side of the lake

On the ferry from Burlington to the New York side of the lake

On the ferry from Burlington to the New York side of the lake

On the ferry from Burlington to the New York side of the lake

On the ferry from Burlington to the New York side of the lake

On the ferry from Burlington to the New York side of the lake

On the ferry, view to Burlington

On the ferry, view to Burlington

Mom and Steve, at the lake

Mom and Steve, at the lake

Mom and Kathy at the lake

Mom and Kathy, at the lake

Mom, by the lake

Mom, at the lake

Shelburne Bay Senior Living Center, Mom and Kathy

Shelburne Bay Senior Living Center, Mom and Kathy

Shelburne Bay Senior Living Center, Mom and Kathy

Shelburne Bay Senior Living Center, Mom and Kathy

Shelburne Bay Senior Living Center, Mom and Kathy

Shelburne Bay Senior Living Center, Mom and Kathy

Shelburne Bay Senior Living Center, Mom's apartment

Shelburne Bay Senior Living Center, Mom’s apartment

Mom

Mom

Mom

Mom

From left to right: Carol, Kathy, Mom, Steve, Joel

From left to right: Carol, Kathy, Mom, Steve, Joel

Mom and Kathy, out shopping

Mom and Kathy, out shopping

Mom and Kathy, out shopping

Mom and Kathy, out shopping

The Miller's home

The Millers’ home

The Miller's home

The Millers’ home

At the Millers' home

The Millers’ home

At the Millers' home

The Millers’ home

At the Millers' home

The Millers’ home

At the Millers' home

The Millers’ home

At the Millers' home

The Millers’ home

At the Millers' home

The Millers’ home

At the Millers' home

The Millers’ home

At the Millers' home

The Millers’ home

At the Millers' home

The Millers’ home

At the Millers' home

The Millers’ home

At the Millers' home

The Millers’ home

At the Millers' home

The Millers’ home

The Miller's home

The Miller’s home

The Miller's home

The Miller’s home

Carol

Carol

Carol

Carol

Lake Champlain, at the Millers

Lake Champlain, at the Millers

Mom, at Joel and Carol's house

Mom, at Joel and Carol’s house

About believesteve

I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1
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