Leaf Peeper

Hello, Friends,

So, I took two field trips this week : Tuesday afternoon a group of us drove over “the notch” at Jeffersonville down into Stowe–and of course, we stopped [because you have to stop during leaf season when a gondola ride is involved].  Were swiftly aloft. To the top of Mt. Ascutney [a mountain I climbed at least three times when I was a teenager camper at The Walden School in Vershire Center, VT]. We squealed as we left the padlock, you know, that question-mark moment when the gondola dips off the deck and rolls through the first in-line tower head.


Gondola SkyRide, Stowe, VT




Yesterday, my friend Britt and I rented hybrids in Morrisville, seven miles from the residency in Johnson, and rode about 20 miles on the rails to trail [currently spans about 80 miles, I think.] My first ride since coming here on Sept 25th.  For you, Gus’s Gals!!!


Along the Rail to Trail between Morristown and Johnson, VT


Today, I wrote the start to another new piece of Jan’s story. About Ancient Voices. I’m learning to lean in when I need to lean in [that is, stay in the chair–no matter what] and when to move, change the scenery, in order to return.


About dhaines54

Dawn Denham (formerly Haines) lives in the hill country of North Central Mississippi where she's writing a book about her mentor at the Eastman School of Music mezzo-soprano Jan DeGaetani and teaching writing at Oxford High School. Her work has been published in Poets and Writers magazine, Brevity, Zone 3, Literary Mama, and WILLA. Her book with authors Jacqueline Raphael and Susan Newcomer Writing Together: Transforming Your Writing in a Writing Group was the first book of its kind published in the US. Her essay Aleatorik about her mother’s death won the 2012 Solstice magazine Creative Nonfiction prize chosen by Jerald Walker and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She received an MFA in Nonfiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts, an MA in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Arizona, and a BM in Voice from Eastman School of Music.
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1 Response to Leaf Peeper

  1. Dawn, these pictures are beautiful!


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