2017—And Here’s The Steeple
Open the doors and see all the people. Vermont is beautiful. It is very quaint and to me, it is quintissential New England. Everywhere we went I felt like we were in a Norman Rockwell painting. It is no wonder. I discovered after I got home that Norman Rockwell lived and painted in Arlington, VT from 1939 to 1953. Vermont is filled with churches, and many of them have steeples. The one photograph I knew I wanted to get was this one: a lone church spire poking through the fiery autumn leaves. But, where is it? Most churches are in the middle of towns but how do you hide the town in the photograph?
The church itself is in Middletown Springs, Vermont. It is in the middle of the busy town square. But, Moose knew about this spot and took us there late one afternoon. It offers a view of the steeple amidst the colored autumn leaves but the town and its other buildings are completely obscured by the trees and hills. I was amazed and thrilled to see this view of the church steeple from our high vantage point which is a well-guarded secret, and it made the perfect photographic opportunity for us.