Weekend hike by a frozen Shelburne Bay

March is my favorite month of the year. When you hike in Vermont during March the temperatures are cool, the skies are often blue, the sun starts to feel warm for the first time of the year, and yet you get to walk on snow! The combination of the sun’s warmth and the coolness rising from ice and snow is a perfect Vermont ying and yang.

There’s something else about March in Vermont, the promise of Spring.  Spring doesn’t officially arrive in Vermont until May, yet the promise of Spring’s return in March lifts the spirit.

Below are pictures from our family walk by a frozen Shelburne Bay over the weekend.  It was the epitome of a gorgeous March day in Vermont, with blue skies, a warm sun, ice on the bay and snow on the ground.  The complete album of our walk is located here.

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A long time developer, I was an early adopter of Linux in the mid-90's for a few years until I entered corporate environments and worked with Microsoft technologies like ASP, then .NET. In 2008 I released Sueetie, an Online Community Platform built in .NET. In late 2012 I returned to my Linux roots and locked in on Java development. Much of my work is available on GitHub.