In the July edition of the Vermont Life eNews, we asked you to show us what summer in Vermont means to you. Our inbox was filled with summery scenes from across the state. Our winner was Pam Robinson of Strafford, who photographed her 13-year-old daughter, Megan, sitting with their two dogs, Duncan and Abby. “This photo shows our favorite place in my hometown of Strafford,” Pam said. “We go here each season to let out a huge sigh, and breath in the beauty of the state!” We liked the photo because it shows a view that is uniquely Vermont, and relaxing in the tall grass with friends is one of summer’s must underrated joys.
Here’s the winning photograph …
And here are selected runners up. Thank you to everyone who entered!
Blossom, a Simmental calf in Springfield, Vt. Photo by JoAnn Stak Bregnard.
Burlington Waterfront, photo by Marshal Distel.
Tractor parked behind rose bush in Pawlet, photo by Ed Cleveland.
Lake Champlain from the Burlington Boathouse Dock, photo by Paul Leible.
The Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds, photo by Jordan Hom.
Griffin Bossard does and “inverted flip” at Bartlett Falls in Bristol. Photo by Gerard Bossard.
A haying scene on Route 110 just north of Chelsea. Photo by Mary Whitcomb.
Leah Sumner and Josh Robitaille help with a hot air balloon at the Stoweflake Balloon Festival in Stowe. Photo by Tina Robitaille, submitted by balloon pilot David Tanzer.
Angus Craige fishing on the Connecticut River near Bradford, Vt. Photo by Basil Day.
The Connecticut River in Putney. Photo by Tom Singleton.