Green and Empty
Priya's balcony affords a good view of Stratton Mountain. It's the largest mountain in southern Vermont, and the one responsible for all of Priya's knee injuries. Hardly anyone in this town doesn't have an ACL injury from skiiing. Or from snowboarding--if you ask anyone around here where the snowboard was invented, they'll tell you Stratton Mountain. (Go out west and you'll get a different answer.)
No color in the leaves yet, thankfully. But the pee gee hydrangea blossoms are blushing and the goldenrod is out. It won't be long before the leaf peepers arrive, and then the skiiers and boarders. I'll stay away; I like having Vermont to myself.