The Great White North

The Botanical Beauties & Beasties have just returned from The Great White North. It was the perfect way for us to bring in 2013. We were in gorgeous Vermont and the Stunning Adirondack Mountains near Saranac Lake and Lake Placid.

We had a lot of fun, did a little snow showing, laughed and cried with friends, partook in Saranac Lake First Night, and viewed and enjoyed the local art scene. BIG NEWS – if you find yourself in Lake Placid, or need another reason to go to Lake Placid,  stop in the very wonderful “The Bookstore Plus” (2491 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946) and browse all the great things INCLUDING our Cards!  It is a great store, their web site says it all – “Providing personalized customer service to help our customers reach their imaginations though reading, creating or writing.  Your source for the latest bestsellers and Adirondack books. We keep a wide selection of all Indie Next List and New York Times bestsellers. Come  in to see what is new on both of these great lists! We have an extensive collection of Adirondack titles and often have signed copies as well.”  The owners are delightful, the shop is a joy, and you get to support a  2nd generation, family owned and operated local independent book store, read, write and draw…How can you not love that! ( …and by the way they will ship for free on orders over $50 right now!)

Well, back to winter wonderland…the trees are majestic, the mountains are strong,  our friends are “tried and true” and we love them all. The  Adirondack Park weather makes Vermont feel like it is sunny Florida! What ever it is in Burlington VT  ( which is pretty far and up there in VT, yes, like almost Canada) you can count on it being colder and snowier across the lake! When we came back “home” across and had a grand time in our old stomping grounds it was practically balmy in comparison! However, we love them both, the landscape is soothing, the meeting of the mountains and the lakes never stops amazing.