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Tree Hugger

By camilla @ 8:16 am

Brigid ArmbrustHere’s another for March – GREEN.      Brigid – 7th grade in White River Junction, entered this photo of her sister hugging a tree in the Appalachian Forest.   Notice the soft green of the branches behind the tree.  Brigid’s beautiful and thoughtful picture was taken with her Nikon D3200.


By camilla @ 7:57 am

The Photo Fun Challenge for March was GREEN!  Here is Schuyler’s entry called “Smoothie”.  (St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast)   Schuyler is a 7th grader from Charlotte.  His IPHONE CAMERA is probably always with him!Smoothie-Schuyler Holmes -resized=700




This scary guy is “Lurking Predator”! Joseph – 10th grade in Wheelock likes his Nikon Coolpix. His Mom says he likes to search for ‘unusual’ images.  I love this dragon! Reminds me of a Fairy Tale.

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An artist with many talents

By camilla @ 6:48 am

d16-2-43birchesToday I want to share with you the talent of one of the past members of the Wooden Horse Arts Guild. Stan Phaneuf is a superlative photographer (former equine event photographer).  He and his lovely wife now live in the southern part of Vermont where Stan has found a new ART. Visit him at


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By camilla @ 6:04 pm

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Keeping up with the PHOTO FUN KIDS!

By camilla @ 3:38 am

Winter Flora    resizedThe Photo Fun Challenge First Quarter has seen more than 60 image entries for January, February , and March! I am sharing with you four images and looking forward to April!

Erica, my student helper, really likes this photo – Winter, trying to be Spring. It’s called ‘Winter Floral” and taken by Tony Dicovitsky_6th grade in Monkton.  Tony uses a Pentax camera.









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Sophia – 10th grader  from Barnet. She uses a Nikon Coolpix L830.  I’m not a judge, but I am quite taken with this bird! Looks like he’s yelling, “I can’t stop!”  Slippery roof.






Ashleigh Schell, Grand Isle, Grade 9, loves to take pictures of birds & wildlife.   Look closely!   Title of this is RED   with a  Moto X smartphone camera.

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Wren Harper, 8th grade, loves to take pictures of her Burlington Waterfront –       especially the ICE!  She uses a     Sony Nex 6
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Love Bagpipe music? Here you go!!

By camilla @ 4:20 pm

This  Sunday, April 10th at 3 pm. Get your advance tickets now at:

Piper Iain McHarg will welcome guests to this Sundays’ Benefit Concert for the Newport Area Community Orchestra at St. Mark’s Newport.
This 2 hours program, which begins at 3 pm, will include an intermission with lite refreshments and pipe music. The program will conclude by a haunting, yet majestic “Highland Cathedral” with Paula Graveline-Hansen, flute, Iain, pipes, and Jim McKimm Organ.

This program is not to be missed. Please purchase your tickets early

As his father is one on the premier bagpipe builders in the world, it is no surprise that Iain developed into a well respected and accomplished player.
In addition to competing as a solo piper, Iain has also been involved in many other aspects of Celtic music. He has founded three Highland Pipe Bands in Vermont (Catamount Grade 3 & 4, the Green Mountain Highlanders) and has played with several folk groups. Iain’s solo album, Rooted in Tradition, and his Christmas Album, Celtic Christmas, are sold in many areas of the world. Iain has also published Feadan Mor, a collection of original tunes for the bagpipe.

Visit Iain’s website at:…/Iain_MacHarg.html and hear him play this Sunday.


Minnesota Blue

By camilla @ 5:52 am

As most of you know, I was raised in Minnesota. And, you are probably familiar with my sister’s   Well, April is National Poetry Month and Heidi has posted the wonderful poem written by  Cordell Keith Haugen.  “Minnesota Blue” A beautiful poem expressing a man’s pride in his homeland, even when far away from home.  Read about Cordell and his poem.The poem expresses my thoughts about my lovely Minnesota, sometimes a loneliness for my young life.  Maybe you are far away from your childhood home.  It doesn’t hurt to be nostalgic.

(Martin County Courthouse, Fairmont, Minnesota) I loved my job here~!Martin County CourthouseFairmont Methodist Church(United Methodist Church, Fairmont, Mn.) Music, Music, Music.  Beautiful years here.


By camilla @ 5:18 am

A little Head’s Up for the Wooden Horse Arts Guild.   Here are some of the  of the WHAG members who will be showing their Art and Crafts at the Derby Line Village Hall on April 16.  A real DeJaVu! Pat Lipinski, artist and handbag maker, Ruth Genco, artist, LongBranch Wooden Bowls, Birds in Wood (Jim Maas),  Leona White, srtist, Melinda Wood, prize-winning polymer dolls, Fred Wilson, artist, Melissa Dopp, tole artist, Theresa Lagoy, weaver, Rose Apple Acres Dolls (Camilla Mead),  porcelain antique reproductions, Al Diem, carver (birds & fish), Josy Shurtleff, multi artist.

Need a gift for that special someone? Then, don’t miss the Spring Fling!




The Four Seasons Garden Club! It’s time for gardens to come alive!

By camilla @ 2:17 pm

The annual Perennial Plant Sale organized by the Four Season’s Garden Club will be held on Saturday, June 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Elks parking lot, Rt. 5, Derby. A wide variety of plants will be for sale. Garden club members have donated perennials for sun and shade, plus herbs, annuals, and house plants This is always an exciting event..I remember the first plants I purchased at the plant sale. They are still thriving! So, mark your calendar! AND, Be there early! Remember the plants make ART IN THE GARDEN!

Here we are, a few years ago, at the Labour of Love in Glover, VT.  A wonderful day!  Blooms Galore!

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Learn to Mat your paintings! It’s FREE!

By camilla @ 6:57 am

Wooden Horse Arts Guild member, Mary Brenner, will teach a free class in Newport, VT. on how to mat your paintings. Here is her invitation.

This should fill up fast!  Call now!

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