#OTR50 Day 174: The Painted Silos of Jeffersonville

The first time I drove through Jeffersonville in Vermont it was dark and I thought I saw artwork, but it was hard to see and I couldn’t figure out a safe space to pull over in the dark.

However, the second time I drove past it was clear that it was a simple open field and that the artwork wrapped around them.


I couldn’t find anything resembling an attribution or explanation on the site. Nevertheless, I stopped, and took the time to wander around and view all sides. There were no roses to smell, but I stopped to look, absorb, and admire.

I’m trying to do that more often. To be fully present enough to notice and to pause. Unlike the Cherry Blossom Tree, I also pulled over, parked and snapped a few photos.

As a side note, I did look up the site today and found an article about the siles and the artist: https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/new-silo-murals-link-jeffersonvilles-past-and-future/Content?oid=3549571

This also led me to her instagram and this post from the initial effort to create the murals three years ago. More towns should do something like this with their silos and water towers. Amazing!

Once again, time changes everything. This was a fairly spectacular and wonderful change. There’s a local muralist near me and my home town has two murals. Public art is a wonderful thing.

Photo prompts are by me and for me.

191 Days to go.

© Randi Sumner

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