Stick Season

Opinion & Commentary

Bare-branched tree against cloudy sky and lake

Stick Season

In Vermont, it's called "stick season" – the brief period after the leaves have fallen and before the snow arrives. It's an in-between time, a suspended and often ignored time. No matter where you live, take a close look at what’s happening around you during this short, stark transition time between fall and winter. Convey the mood and atmosphere in visual art or words.


Thank you to YWP Alumni Advisor Kevin Huang for sharing the photos in this challenge.

Tall trees in forest
Photo by Kevin Huang, YWP Alumni Advisor

... And for inspiration, take a minute to listen (or re-listen) to Vermont musician Noah Kahan's "Stick Season." The Strafford-born singer-songwriter has been nominated for a 2024 Grammy Award for Best New Artist!