Monday, April 30, 2007

A True Lady

A True Lady, originally uploaded by The Nature Nook.

Please view the original size : )
Female Northern Cardinal, taken in New Hampshire USA

Sunday, April 29, 2007

J Gould House Monson NH

J Gould House Monson NH, originally uploaded by rockymt98.

Last standing building in what was once Monson NH. This house was restored in 1998 by the Dickerman's and is today used a small museum.

Monson lost it's charter 1770 and was divided in to what is now Milford, Hollis, Amherst and Brookline NH.

Hard to believe this valuable piece of NH history and solitude is only minutes away form busy Rt101A and Rt 3.

Once the "Main Street" of Monson NH. between 1746 and 1770 there were as many as a dozen homes in the vicinity of this photograph. Today only one restored building remains as a museum of sorts.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Sun Halo Angel

Sun Halo Angel, originally uploaded by DLTbluefrog.

Shot these today at cemetery entrance Nashua NH.

Friday, April 27, 2007


IMG_6072, originally uploaded by Broompl.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

it all came down to one

it all came down to one, originally uploaded by Ed Karjala.

one pitch, one swing, one strikeout, one hit, one run, one. . . baseball is a progression of *masterpiece moments. anyone who thinks the game moves slowly doesn't appreciate its essence. what else could make a group of 11-12 year-olds stop and focus as a single entity, you know, besides video games or a pretty girl? the magic often gets lost in the big leagues (outside of key rivalry games, playoffs, etc.), but little league.... it's always on the line, always big. go watch a little league game today if you can, and pay attention to the kids (please ignore the parents). it is salve for the jaded soul.

* blatantly adapted from "The Wall" by Kansas

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


SAP SEASON, originally uploaded by BeanieK.

Not much finer than real New Hampshire Maple Syrup.

(Ask Jeb Bartlett!)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A Splashing Good Time

A Splashing Good Time, originally uploaded by Winged Foot.

Kayaker on the Souhegan River, Wilton/Greenville Line. Rt 31

Time to get outdoors and enjoy what New Hampshire has to offer!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Long light

Long light, originally uploaded by 5-points.

The field behind Jesseman's - still dormant

It seems that Spring has finally come to the Northeast and with it the lengthening of days and shadows as the sun rises higher in the sky everyday. For those who don't live quite so far north, it is a welcoming thing indeed to get those added hours of daylight as summer approaches. In a way, it seems to make up for the lack of lightness we live through in winter and the gray and rainy days of Spring.

Soon the fields will start flourishing, flowers will bloom and all things summer will commence, all too soon to slip away back into the dark and cold that is winter. But for now, all that is forgotten, for the promise of Spring in one of hope and warmth.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

At Top of The Hill

At Top of The Hill, originally uploaded by Winged Foot.

Turtle Pond Circuit Race, Loudon NH. Sat April 2007

Panoramic View from Heron Point

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Gray Comma Butterfly

Gray Comma Butterfly, originally uploaded by The Nature Nook.

Another early Spring arrival, they overwinter with their wings and awaken with the first warm weather. They are found in warm areas in the woods and live on tree sap. Taken in New Hampshire USA.



Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Dude, where's my bridge?

Dude, where's my bridge?, originally uploaded by zantimisfit.

When the beaver pond washed out, it took the bridge at the end of my road with it.

Mother Nature ravaged New Hampshire with another massive nor'easter which took its toll on many roads in the area.

Numerous roads were washed away or damaged and citizens and town and state officials scrambled to assess the damage, begin repairs, and keep communication open for people to travel safely.

Starting with the 8-day October rain in 2005, it seems that every six months a huge storm hits us. People immediately began comparing our current nor'easter to the Mother's Day flood of last year.

Let's hope that everyone is safe.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Hillary Clinton in Hampton, NH

Hillary Clinton in Hampton, NH, originally uploaded by marcn.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Buried Hope

Buried Hope, originally uploaded by ryanbengtson.

These tricycles have been in our driveway waiting for some clear weather and warm sunshine...

And they call this Spring?

We have been hit with two snow storms the past two consecutive Thursdays and now are facing another Nor'Easter that is supposed to start Sunday and not end until Tuesday.

When will Spring arrive?

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Mud Season

, originally uploaded by ryanbengtson.

So, we were supposed to be getting hammered with another Spring snow storm, but (at least in the southern end of the state) all we are getting is rain, rain, rain with the intermittent sleet injection. Ugh! But it is better than shoveling a heavy, back and limb breaking snow. This one though is not the only one, a Noreaster is due on Sunday and supposed to hang around for a bit.

Do you think we are actually entering Mud Season?

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Race to the White House begins in New Hampshire

From now until the First in the Nation primary, New Hampshire will be abuzz with candidates and political figures hoping to end their trek in the White House. Please follow along with our photographers to get an intimate view of what it is like to be in NH the year before a presidential election.

Flickr Slideshow

Monday, April 09, 2007


Mobil1, originally uploaded by habspuck.

We found this Mobilgas pump at the curb on a residential street in Concord, NH. Did the residents of the home behind the pump sell fuel in the past? Was it farm pump? Will we ever find out?

I love how there is still so much history in NH, both old and recent history. I am glad to see people don't just rip things down because they don't apply anymore.

This is a great example! If anyone knows any information on this pump, please let us know.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Bethany Church Crosses

Bethany Church Crosses, originally uploaded by luckynh.

Sunset Crosses at Bethany Church

Happy Easter Everyone!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Spring Showers?

Spring Showers?, originally uploaded by StarrGazr.

And now we break from our beautiful flow of Caribbean photos to bring you back to the reality that is New England.

Well this was a fine wake up call today! So much for Spring. The real problem is that we lost many tops of trees and branches to trees with the ice storm back in January, this rain/slush/snow is also extremely heavy and we have lost many more.

I guess this means no Easter Egg hunt in the backyard this year. Even if it were all to melt today, everything would be so saturated and soggy.

On another note, my 20D has been shipped back from repairs!! YAY!!!

I miss my camera SO much!

Spring snow dumps on upper Northeast

Today was supposed to be the stadium opener for the Manchester Fischer Cats, it was snowed out. NH Baseball Team Asks Fans To Shovel Stadium

Schools were closed.

Trees were down.

Power is still out.

Thousands Without Power After Spring Snow

NH Outages May Last Until Weekend

One life was lost.

Spring snowstorm kills Dracut man in NH

NH Powerless Against Heavy Snow

What a day. At least it ended with sunshine and much melting.

More Photos

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

The summit

The summit, originally uploaded by René Pollrich.

Well...just as we all thought Spring was here, what gets thrown in our faces -- SNOW, but of course. Just reminds me of the old adage, "Welcome to New Hampshire, if you don't like the weather just wait five minutes."

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

April Showers

.., originally uploaded by vicartrout.

The shoreline at Rye, NH

April showers bring May flowers!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, originally uploaded by roxieffcc.

Located next to the Coast Guard Base, at Fort Constitution, it guides ships to the Piscataqua River. Located in beautiful New Castle (which originally was part of Portsmouth). The first lighthouse built here was in 1771, part of the original Colonial Lighthouses. This light pictured here was complete in 1876.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Live Free or Die

Live Free or Die, originally uploaded by yorkd.

This was taken by my brother, Jonathan, in Yuma, Arizona. He is a U.S. Marine and was sent to Yuma to train for a few weeks. He is currently training on the USS Enterprise in preparation for a Middle Eastern depolyment.

In a lot of ways, the heart of America is New Hampshire...and New Hampshire is the heart of America.