Back Road Ramblers (@back.road.ramblers) — Tara Schatz - Freelance writer from Vermont - specializing in small-town and outdoor writing. @obozfootwear  ambassador. Read my latest post:
We’re heading toward the darkest day. I’m trying to go with it. To embrace the d
We’re heading toward the darkest day. I’m trying to go with it. To embrace the darkness. It feels a bit like hibernation. Thank you to my dogs for pulling me outside.
19.12.2018 12:01:59
We can learn something from dogs about being in the moment.
We can learn something from dogs about being in the moment....more
17.12.2018 12:20:52
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Sun and snow. What a pair. Stowe, Vermont
Sun and snow. What a pair. Stowe, Vermont...more
16.12.2018 01:19:38
View of Mt. Mansfield from the Stowe Rec Path. It’s cold and snowy in the north
View of Mt. Mansfield from the Stowe Rec Path. It’s cold and snowy in the north country.❤️
13.12.2018 19:33:40
Old First Church in Bennington, VT. It’s even lovely on dreary days.
Old First Church in Bennington, VT. It’s even lovely on dreary days....more
12.12.2018 00:59:43
Woodford State Park is so close to home, but it gets way more snow! Sometimes I’
Woodford State Park is so close to home, but it gets way more snow! Sometimes I’m jealous, and other times I think - damn, I’m glad I don’t live up here. I can always make the 6-mile drive when I need a snow fix.
10.12.2018 23:17:05
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A pop of color on a chilly afternoon. Thank goodness for resourceful farmers, wh
A pop of color on a chilly afternoon. Thank goodness for resourceful farmers, who painted red barns across New England.
10.12.2018 02:07:00
#TBT Full winter moon in Joshua Tree National Park. Taken in 2017. This has been
#TBT Full winter moon in Joshua Tree National Park. Taken in 2017. This has been my favorite national park since then. What’s yours?
06.12.2018 22:24:55
I’m not quick enough to capture moving wildlife, so I appreciate when my friends
I’m not quick enough to capture moving wildlife, so I appreciate when my friends are still so I can take their photo. This guy lives in our local woods, and he was a very accommodating model.✨
05.12.2018 19:47:49
Still on of my all-time favorite tours at my favorite national park. The Desert
Still on of my all-time favorite tours at my favorite national park. The Desert Queen Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park. This was a homestead back in the day, and the family that lived here had a very colorful history. The National Park Service has preserved it, and you can only visit with a park ranger.
04.12.2018 15:25:41
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Without snow, winter is just grey. I much prefer white, what about you?
Without snow, winter is just grey. I much prefer white, what about you?...more
03.12.2018 22:03:31
I hope you have a beautiful week ahead! Here’s a close up of our garlic chives i
I hope you have a beautiful week ahead! Here’s a close up of our garlic chives in the frosty morning light. It was chilly this morning, but today I saw a mosquito.
03.12.2018 00:52:44
Poughkeepsie, NY. Just when I was thinking I wouldn’t have a photo to post for t
Poughkeepsie, NY. Just when I was thinking I wouldn’t have a photo to post for today, I opened up my photos and found these. My husband, who doesn’t have a cell phone, borrowed mine for a trip, and he used it to take photos! I’m rubbing off on him.
02.12.2018 00:32:30
Even though I love exploring new trails, it’s the ones near home that get me out
Even though I love exploring new trails, it’s the ones near home that get me outside. Here, I know every tree and mud puddle. I’ve named the resident barred owl, and can tell you where the trout are hiding in the summer. I’ve walked these trails almost every day for 12 years, and even I find that hard to believe. It took me 30 years to find a place to call home. Some day, I won’t have these woods to explore every day, but I’ll never take them for granted. Do you have a place like this in your life?
29.11.2018 12:59:36
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Snow and cemeteries are such a fabulous combination. We have several beautiful g
Snow and cemeteries are such a fabulous combination. We have several beautiful graveyards in Bennington, but our most famous is the one behind the Old First Church. Robert Frost is buried here, as are many Revolutionary War soldiers. If you ever make it Bennington, VT, it’s an interesting place to explore.
28.11.2018 13:11:19
Happy snow day!
Happy snow day!...more
27.11.2018 13:42:45
A single sycamore leaf that I brought home from Philadelphia. Do you bring home
A single sycamore leaf that I brought home from Philadelphia. Do you bring home souvenirs from places you visit? For us, it’s usually something from nature or a sticker. Have a good week!
25.11.2018 22:37:19
I hope you had a peaceful Thanksgiving. Our snow is almost completely melted, an
I hope you had a peaceful Thanksgiving. Our snow is almost completely melted, and we are enjoying a quiet weekend of family, food, outdoor fun, movies, getting over colds, and making cookies. Loving this transition into winter.
23.11.2018 20:21:55
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