I haven't gone shooting for a while now. My creativity is probably right in line with the bottom of the ocean. Instead of taking photos...I've just been gazing quite a bit. Not the same, but just as gratifying. I was watching the clouds today with my dog and realized no lense could capture those changing formations. For some reason I enjoy the process of finding my way back a little more than when I'm at my best.
Oh, here is a photo of @bforce06 - I think it was one of those late afternoons bike rides along the country side 🌾🌄 #sunset#backroads#portraits#mindblocks#creativity#findyourway
Just posting this one for fun. I was dead tired by the time I got this far up in the kingdom and was craving a beer and a shower. So a quick window shot of a town line sign it was.
I've talked about Vermont's cartographical weirdness before on my IG and my blog. Here's one of my favorite examples. In Vermont, a gore isn't gruesome and bloody. It's actually a leftover chunk of land never granted to any towns, creating a what we call a Gore. Generally, gores are void of people and infrastructure. Some of them have roads that snake through their undeveloped areas, others are all woods.
This is Warren Gore in the northeast kingdom, and it might have the strangest circumstances of all Vermont's gores.
Warren Gore only exists because the town of Warren down in the mad river valley was a bit short on total acres needed to create a town, which was 23,000. To get a charter approval from the legislature, you needed to meet the requirements, and eventually, the Warren grantees found the remaining acreage they needed and raised money to acquire them. Only, they were half the state apart and unconnected. Oh well.
Warren was charted in 1780, and while the now touristy ski town on Route 100 became settled, what became known as Warren Gore never attracted anyone until 1970, when the census recorded a single person.
State route 114, aka the roller coaster road, runs through the middle of the gore today en route to Quebec, and its pretty much all woods and moose crossing signs.
The only place name in the gore is called "summit", a point on a rail line named for its elevation. It can actually still be seen labeled on atlases.