Tuesday, July 10, 2012

La Porte Rouge

It is no secret that I love blogs, one can see that from my huge blog roll. In fact, I even keep a notebook of really great blogs that I find, and I think it is nearly filled with all of the details of these gems.

One of the most beautiful and special blogs I have ever come across is La Porte Rouge. This blog is not new to me, I have been reading it for years, but I do not know if you know it. So today, I thought I would share it with you, so that you can discover the beauty of its author and her home in Vermont in both words and stunningly beautiful photographs. 

The La Porte Rouge is written by Nadia, and her words and photographs are magical. She lives on a 100 acre farm at the top of a mountain with her husband and her menagerie of animals, many of whom are rescued.

Each post from Nadia, feels as if you are reading from her personal journal. As a reader we get to  follow along in her footsteps from the time she gets up and tends to the chickens, and horses, to her visits to her garden and orchard and then her travels to Montreal, and to neighboring towns on her road trip adventures, and finally to the setting sun.

Nadia is a gentle soul, a person who genuinely cares for nature, animals and people. She is the kind of person that everyone would be blessed to have in their life because she makes you see that there is beauty in the little things, like the flowers on a fruit tree, the beauty or raindrops on a window, and more importantly the smile of a friend or a child.

I won't drone on any further but will let you go and discover for yourself the gentle, grace and beauty that is Nadia, Vermont and La Porte Rouge. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do!

Oh, one last thing, in addition to La Porte Rouge, Nadia also started a blog book club Read with Me La Porte Rouge, and you can find it here. I have enjoyed all of the suggestions so far and enjoy the book reports from other blog writers who are reading along.

Enjoy Nadia and all of her stunning images, all of the images in this post are taken by Nadia and can be found on La Porte Rouge and Pined many, many times on Pinterest.

Have a wonderful day!


  1. Hello Darling,
    I read her too and have her on my blogroll. The images are wonderful. You are such a good friend to have, always thinking of others!

    All is fine this side of the pond. Who've been so busy and we have graduation on Thursday. I have been neglecting the shop I'm afraid but after next week when, once again, Meg moves out and into her new flat, things will calm down.

    Much love

  2. I must go NOW To see her! I have never heard of this blog, but there are so many wonderful people out there that it is so hard to know everyone! All I know is this: YOU ARE WONDERFUL MY FRIEND! Anita

  3. I am so excited!! Headed over now.....this is right up my alley because I dream of one day owning a place in Vermont and getting away from the rat race and having my own garden and enjoying leisurely days with little to do.....life seems to move at a slower place there and lets you stop and really enjoy and savor lifes smallest pleasures. I can tell already this is right up my alley. Thanks Elizabeth for the heads up....sorry I havent' been around much, its been a very busy July, hoping August will slow down a bit. Missed being here....nice to be making "my rounds" again!

  4. It sounds like a wonderful blog, I'm off to have a look and I'm very keen on the idea of an online book club, what a fabulous idea, I may join you in reading along.
    Thanks for your kind comments, I'd love you as a neighbour too:-)

    I hope we can meet up sometime when your over in London I have a feeing that a trip round the Royal Academy, lunch in Fortnum's and a wander up Bond Street (my favourite city day) would be something you'd enjoy as well.

    We're off to Brittany for six weeks, I can't wait to be beside the sea!

  5. this is the kindest thing i have ever read. what a wonderful way to start my day. you are so very kind and seeing my images here and how you gathered made my heart sing, thank you so much, i will cherish this truly.

    thank you elizabeth

  6. I just read your kind comment on I Heart Sunny Days and knew I had to connect with your kindness. Your blog reveals it and the focus on seeing beautiful which is, well, what we strive to do and grow in the world everyday. We're so happy to be your newest follower and can't wait to continued being inspired by you.

    Happy seeing beautiful!

    P.S., Thanks for the new blog recommendation. Sounds wonderful. We'll check it out now. :)

  7. We love Nadia's blog, too! She is a fellow Vermonter and you are right...such a peaceful person and utterly enjoyable to be around :-)

  8. beautiful.

    hope you can stop by when you have a free moment to take a peek at my giveaway:

    have a beautiful day!


  9. What a beautiful blog! Thanks, Elizabeth for letting us know about it. Have a great week!

  10. It sounds like a wonderful blog. I need to go and check it out.

  11. Elizabeth,
    Thanks for this wonderful introduction. As a fairly new blogger, I love discovering blogs. Will head over to visit Nadia.

  12. I am really lucky to be as to call Nadia a friend. She is everything you described and an inspiration to all of us who know her. She has been instrumental in my life the last few years. Thank you for sharing the blog with the world.

  13. I did it backwards: I found you through Nadia, and I think you might like Fig and Fauna. It's not me. My mum won't let me have a blog until I get my grades up, but it is similar to Nadia... farm and beauty.

  14. Thanks for the introduction. It sounds perfect. I have found many of my favorite blogs through our's sites. I believe I happened upon you through Sunday. I'm on my way over for a visit. Bonnie

  15. Nadias blog sounds just like my cup of tea.

    Thanks for the intro Elizabeth.

    Love those misty Vermont pics I off right away to look at her blog.

    Paul XO


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