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With all the changes in the world, we asked our employees where they find joy.
These are their captured moments.
“A calm, reflective ocean and a beautiful skyline of the Florida Keys is all I need to see to find joy in nature.” ~ Dalton Sheehan, Controls Engineer, Ignition certified specialist.
“We drive on tons of back roads in Vermont. Somewhere between Huntington and Waitsfield, we came across someone’s farm. The llama didn’t move… he was watching over the sheep.” ~ Pamela Boutin-Adams, Purchasing Agent.
“I was skiing in the woods and I had just gotten off the last chair for the day. I ducked into the trees for my final run when I saw the sun was about to disappear behind Mt Mansfield. This photo doesn’t do justice to the feeling that came with being in that moment. I can honestly say that being able to ski the mountains provides me with a deep sense of serenity. No matter what else might be happening in life, skiing rejuvenates my soul.” ~ John Kurowski, Senior Engineer, Toxic Gas Monitoring Systems specialist.
“While winter in Vermont can be dark and cold, it also opens the door to all sorts of fun and exciting activities that can’t be done in any other season. Ice climbing is one of my favorites. I’m freezing cold, a little scared, can’t feel my arms, and loving every minute of it.” ~ Michael Collier, IT Cloud cybersecurity and virtualization specialist.
“I love to create, and quilting is a creative outlet for me. I find joy in picking out colorful fabrics, usually with a specific recipient in mind, and then stitching the pieces together to form something beautiful. This pineapple quilt I made for myself and what a better spot to enjoy it than with your toes in the sand watching a peaceful sunset at the beach.” ~ Tricia Becker, Social Media Coordinator.
“I find joy by touring the thousands of miles of dirt roads in central Vermont. I feel that I’m traveling back in time and seeing the ‘old’ Vermont that I remember as a kid growing up on a dairy farm. Does my heart good.” ~ Chris Clark, Senior Control Systems Engineer, process controls and automated manufacturing systems specialist.
“A very joyful memory from a “once in a lifetime” vacation we took a couple of years ago to Sweden, Norway and Iceland. My son was in his teens and it was important that he be old enough to remember the trip, reuniting with distant relatives for the first time and rediscovering Stockholm with them.” ~ Dan Zang, Lead Electrical Designer.
“As early as I can remember, I have been captivated by Alaska because of the vast stretches of untamed wilderness, its unforgiving nature, and the tranquility of its terrain. After finally being able to take the trip, I found that the Alaska is far more magnificent and breath-taking than I could have ever imagined.” ~ Casey Hanlon, Assistant Controller.
“During the past year of less travel to faraway places, I became more curious about familiar places. I have crossed this bridge hundreds of times. When I became curious enough to explore the banks of the river below, I was surprised by the contrast and beauty. I have found much joy and inspiration from a fresh perspective on the mundane and familiar.” ~ Brent Weigel, PhD, Senior Project Manager.
“We spent a month in a rental cottage on a lake. Swimming, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking at adjoining hills and the rugged mountain, visiting the seacoast along Penobscot Bay, our days were filled with activities. At the end of each day, we enjoyed one of these wonderful sunsets while relaxing on the dock. The joy of sunsets. ‘Nuff said.” ~ Allan Stier, Controls Engineering Manager.
“I love traveling and hiking, and the national parks are a great way to do both. It brings me joy, the candid and spontaneous experiences you find in these places, like this elk feeding at a trailhead. Capturing a fleeting moment like that is truly special.” ~ Geoff Rosenthal, Software Engineer, Manufacturing Intelligence.
“In the time of social distancing and Covid, we had to get creative in celebrating a family member’s birthday. We booked some rail bikes and it ended up being the most beautiful fall day. We were able to spend time together safely and had a great time - even seeing a family of black bears crossing the river.” ~ Jenna Beatty, Commissioning Manager.
“I find joy in my family and in being active enjoying nature. This photo was taken during a sunrise hike up Cathedral Rock with my daughter. We were driving cross-country from Vermont to California, and we stopped for a few days in Sedona to enjoy the area and the many hiking trails.” ~ Keith Flaherty, CEO
“My young daughter took this photo at about 5:30am near Plymouth Rock on a fishing trip. We saw this sunrise and she grabbed my phone to take pictures. I don’t think she had ever been up this early to see something like this. My joy was really just witnessing her and getting to experience this sunrise with her.” ~ Vincent Calio, Regional Manager, Southern New England Region
“In Morocco locals stage these live “goats in trees” scenes alongside the tourist-traveled roadways. On a day excursion from Marrakesh to Essaouira our tour driver stopped for us to take photos of this spectacle. I was surprised and thrilled to see it up close.” ~ Brian Bourdeau, IT Director.
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