Thursday, May 15, 2014
The leaves, flowers and grasses are still a solid month behind where they normally are in mid-May, but the heat this week really brought the Mad River Valley to life again.
Despite temps near 80 degrees, snow and ice persist, even at the lowest elevations. With more warmth and precipitation coming though, things will be very vernal soon.
You can almost see the blossoms growing by the second. Blink your eyes and new flowers appear where you least expect.
Spring leafout is almost as vibrant as autumn's display.
With all this spring beauty, it begs the question why Vermont's only well-known leaf season is the fall end game?
The Sugarbush Golf Club is looking better every day. $50 with cart.
The driving range got upgraded. What's that red thing out there?
An old gondola! Look for fun contests with this historic target.
Another highlight of spring is the return of wild edibles. After a long winter, these foods explode with fresh local flavor.
Foraging season is ramping up. Not weeds. Punny.
Speaking of fresh local flavor, the top-notch Waitsfield Farmers' Market kicks off this Saturday, May 17th. Part foodie paradise, part cool crafts, part social scene and part dog show, our farmers' market sets a high standard.
Warm weather outdoor adventure opportunities are on the upswing, too. We are lucky to have world-class boating, biking and hiking venues. Be sure to give them a spin this summer.
Many of the MRR's trails are now open for hiking and biking.
Seasonal roll-over in Old Center Fayston.
"Gonna plant a weeping willow."
The spring spectacle is just starting, so you're not late ... yet. See you soon!
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