Burning New England

  In affluent Stowe, Vermont, one of America’s first ski-resort towns (because of Mt. Mansfield) and a place with many spiffy weekend and summer places, too.

In affluent Stowe, Vermont, one of America’s first ski-resort towns (because of Mt. Mansfield) and a place with many spiffy weekend and summer places, too.

 

“They {New England villages} are best seen when frost has cleared the air, when every raked pediment and corner post glistens in sharp rectilinearity, when the sugar maples have caught fire and the whole skyline burns red and yellow and brazing orange. Scattered across the northeastern corner of the United States, they are one of the great sights of the Western World – red buildings to house the cattle, white ones to hold the spirit, and trees like the spirit itself abroad on the countryside.’’

— From Jane Langton’s essay, “New England Classic,’’ in Arthur Griffin’s New England: The Four Seasons.