August 10th, 2011
Manchester Center, Vermont
Just thought you’d like to see what we’ve been cooking up here in the kitchen at Ormsby Hill. There is nothing quite like summer with all the local products available to us.
Bacon, Blue Cheese and Vermont Broccoli Quiche
A Vermont Strawberry Triffle - A show-stopper which served 30 people!!
Foreground - a Vermont Black Raspberry Steusel Coffee Cake; Background - A Vermont Blueberry Lmeon Pound Cake
A Vermont Blackberry/Lime Curd/Meringue Pie - which Chris made for her 93-year old Dad on a recent trip to Boston to see him in a rehab hospital. He saw it on a recent cover of Bon Appetit Magazine and asked Chris to make it for him sometime. So a perfect surprise gift to him (and the staff loved it as well!!!!!!!!!).
So – should we all say “YUM” collectively for everything above!!!!!!
If you were visiting at Ormsby Hill – just think of what Vermont tastes you’d be experiencing. Bon Appetit!!
July 14th, 2011
We have sad news to bring you. Quincy, Chris’s fabulous baby boy and “only child”, passed away on Monday, July 11th, at the young age of 6. We will never know the exact cause, but due to the rapidity of his decline, it was highly likely a rapidly growing tumor on his spinal cord in the neck region, based upon veterinary testing.
He was a total joy to us and to all our guests. His claim to fame was that he truly smiled as he greeted each guest (just wish we had had the opportunity to get a photo – but he just moved too quickly!), and brought out THE toy of the day, and, most importantly, the chance to be patted. Thank you for being a part of his happiness. He truly will be missed.
Enjoy the photos of him!!
Chris's Favorite Photo of Quincy
Another Favorite Photo
Mom and her Baby Boy
Quincy and His Monkey - His Favorite Toy for 6 Years!!
July 3rd, 2011
We are proudly displaying flags in honor of July 4th – so from The Inn at Ormsby Hill in Manchester, Vermont, to your home - wishing you a very happy and safe 4th.
Front Door - The Inn at Ormsby Hill
Welcoming "Ormsby Hill" Rabbit
Back Lawn Flower Containers
June 13th, 2011
We love June mostly because the peonies are in full bloom.
One of Many Peony Beds at Inn at Ormsby Hill
Ormsby Hill Peonies in Vases
Passion Vine Blossom
We have a passion vine plant on the patio and, as you can see, the blossoms are absolutely beautiful.
Here is a photo of a blossom from our clematis vine – too bad it only blooms the beginning of June.
We will keep you posted during the summer with our flower updates.
June 4th, 2011
We were able to witness, first hand, right in front of The Inn at Ormsby Hill, the arrival of Sunbeam, the 65-foot Pullman Palace railcar, built in 1903. Following a parade through Manchester, the railcar made its way to its final destination, the Hildene Estate. Enjoy the photos we took just an hour ago:
Arriving in Front of the Inn
Antique Truck in front of the Inn
Sunbeam as she passes The Inn at Ormsby Hill
In Place for the Final Trip
Crane Being Readied
Being Lifted for the Turn
Second and Final Lift
Front of the Car
Sunbeam's Final Leg as She Enters Hildene
What an exciting event for all to witness. Sunbeam will be open to the public beginning August 1st.
May 16th, 2011
Hands down – probably Chris’s second favorite (after the rose-breasted grosbeak) – the Baltimore Oriole finally arrived a few days ago. As soon as we heard his singing – out went the oranges – and enjoy they did!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just imagine, all these photos (here and below) were taken from our yards and from the windows in our Conservatory – The Inn at Ormsby Hill, Manchester Center, Vermont. If you were here, you’d be taking the same photos!!!!!!
May 16th, 2011
The last couple of weeks has seen the lawn greening up, plants all coming to life, and new birds arriving. Enjoy the photos -
This red-bellied woodpecker decided to make our feeders his home for a day – and what a day it was. Wish I could show ALL the photos!!!!
Cherry Tree in Full Bloom – with the most flowers we’ve every seen!!
April 30th, 2011
These are the photos I took today. This will explain why we truly love this time of year.
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak - Up Close
Gold Finches - I Think We Need a Larger Feeder!!!!
Cardinal - Up Close and Personal!
Indigo Bunting - Beautiful or What?!
How About a Grosbeak AND a Bunting?!
Photos of all these birds taken today, April 30th. The Inn at Ormsby Hill, Manchester, Vermont
April 29th, 2011
The rose-breasted grosbeak. Without a doubt, one of our most favorite birds to have visit us on our feeders outside the Gathering Room windows. It really is Spring here in Manchester, Vermont.