Saturday, March 31, 2007

Sunset


Sunset, originally uploaded by René Pollrich.


Even as the sun sets on a day, so too does winter creep away and give birth to Spring. While there is still snow on the mountains, the weather in the lowlands is warming up and the sun is strong. Spring will be popping out all over and we will once again enjoy the glories of mud season, where out of the mud springs forth new life.

Good-Bye winter....I feel like we never really got to know you well this year.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Spring sprang


Spring sprang, originally uploaded by Ben McLeod.

I have a "friend" that likes to say that taking pictures of flowers is like shooting fish in a barrel.

Who does that?


Is it true? Can Spring really be here?

Weather reports say we may have 70 degrees this weekend.

Could be!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

crossing the line


crossing the line, originally uploaded by Ed Karjala.

The roadway under this railroad bridge in Exeter, NH is always fun to negotiate. The way the road twists coming into it can make for an interesting moment if two vehicles need to pass at once. I caught some modern Hemi powered machinery here squeezing through on a bright morning.


Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Night Fog Portsmouth


Night fog Portsmouth, originally uploaded by cthomasphoto.

Foggy night, Portsmouth, NH (World War I Memorial Bridge)


Tuesday, March 27, 2007

NH State Capitol and Memorial Arch


NH State Capitol and Memorial Arch, originally uploaded by Jaye_Elle.

Before the spring buds, as the snow melts.


We have a recurring NH Group topic regarding the accessibility and reach of politics into our every day lives. For example, how many other places are there where motivated citizens can meet presidential candidates in intimate, town meeting venues?

Since our state is relatively small in size, hundreds of school children (like I did when I was in school) have the opportunity to tour the state capitol and see where our representatives legislate NH State law.

And even though the memories may fade over time, giving children a taste of the political process is undoubtedly an important aspect of the larger political process.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Shadows


Shadows, originally uploaded by 5-points.

Saying good bye for a while


What a strange winter. If you read back in our archive you can see that we were bemoaning the fact that winter was not making an appearance and truth be told, many of us (even those that enjoy winter activities and the beauty of snow) were oddly comfortable with the missing seasonal cold and snow. But then came February and winter decided to make a show like the last debutante to show at the ball. Lulled into the falsehood that we would not have a winter, we got smashed on Valentine's Day with a snowfall that normally we wouldn't blink twice at, but because of our relaxed state, it seemed like quite a storm. Then again, we got a real humdinger of a storm the Friday before St. Patrick's Day (holiday snow?). Luckily my flight to the Bahamas went off without a hitch on Saturday morning (after my husband had to drive 9 hours from Newark on Friday when his flight home was canceled). While away we heard that Spring was making its appearance back home in NH only for us to return on Saturday night right into another snow storm.

Strange days indeed!

Whatever the weather, snow is always pretty and beautiful to photograph. The stark contrasts between the bright snow and the sharp shadows of bare trees is a beautiful mix. Do you think we are done yet?

We'll see...

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Cog Railway ~ Mt. Washington


Cog Railway ~ Mt. Washington, originally uploaded by americanadian_8.

This Train goes to the summit of Mt. Washington....a must see if you are ever in the White Mountains region.


Normally, I only post on Tuesday, but I couldn't help but blog this fantastic shot of the Cog Railway.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The whole world sings!


the whole world sings!, originally uploaded by plousia.

Even the mundane field near your house can be beautiful. Surprises lurk everywhere! If you look for beauty, you will find it.


I couldn't have said it better myself.

Friday, March 16, 2007

"Put a Lid on It"


"Put a Lid on It", originally uploaded by rockymt98.

Pottery by John Zentner, Northwood, NH

Photo I did for John to enter into national pottery competition & exhibition "Put A Lid On It" in Decatur Georgia. A juried exhibition of lidded forms executed in clay.

This is one piece that was accepted.


New Hampshire has a great resource of crafts people. There is a terrific organization called the NH League of Craftsman.

Their Mission

The mission of the League of NH Craftsmen is to encourage, nurture and promote the creation, use and preservation of fine craft through the inspiration and education of artists and the broader community.

Governor John Lynch


100_2088, originally uploaded by Jaye_Elle.


Meeting with future taxpayers in the State Capital.

That is one of the things I like about New Hampshire, politics are so real and a part of everyday life. This is what democracy should be. People meeting with people. People respresenting people. People acting in according with other people's wishes. Politics shouldn't be bought or sold like it were on Wall Street.

Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

no one sits here anymore


no one sits here anymore, originally uploaded by Ben McLeod.

I used the 'infrared' preset in CS3's cool new B&W tool.


Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Winter Farmhouse


Winter Farmhouse, originally uploaded by SunnyDaze.


Spring fever is in the air and our snow is melting quickly if it hasn't gone already in some parts of New Hampshire.

The time is nearing for our farmers to check their equipment and start planning for spring crops.

Other farming hobbyists like myself, need to clean out their coops for spring chicks or prepare for other newborn livestock.

And spring is sure to provoke thoughts in an even greater number of people for their raised-bed gardens, annual flowers, and other outdoor activities.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

On The Farm


On The Farm, originally uploaded by ;~>JIM<~;.

************ New Hampshire Winter ************
I found this scene along Rt. 2 between Lancaster and Jefferson.

To view larger & surrounded with black click on the next link.
'On The Farm' On Black


Thursday, March 08, 2007

Winter


Winter, originally uploaded by Wanderin'EYE.


Wednesday, March 07, 2007

And Now For Something a Little Different



While this is not a photo from one of our members, I do think this is an amazing video and was shot atop our very own Mount Washington in -34 degree temperatures. Mount Washintgon, home of the worse winds in the world!

HARDCORE


HARDCORE, originally uploaded by edmond_ski.


Hardcore indeed! That water is so cold. I can't even imagine.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Old New Hampshire


Chase Ford, originally uploaded by IntoTheLens.

Blue Ford Truck For Sale - Walpole, New Hampshire


Occasionally, the NH Photo Tour discusses the concept of Old New Hampshire and we discuss whether we could capture and maybe should capture the essence of our state as it slowly and gradually changes.

To understand the transition, a good starting point is to ask what is Old New Hampshire? An old native once described the essence as, 'We all know how to stretch the dollar.' Frugal is a predominant trait of Old New Hampshire.

On a personal note after growing up here, but living in the midwest for most of my 20s, my childhood memories of Old New Hampshire are best captured in half-finished projects, oddly colored houses (the paint was on sale, you know), and scenes like this photo captures so well.

But now projects in my hometown seem to be completed in short order, money is more quickly spent, and someone even shockingly remarked that the town has a Massachusetts feel.

But the Chase Ford in this capture holds true to Old New Hampshire. I'm sure the truck works just fine or at least would with some TLC. So it sits silently with its homemade for sale sign waiting for the right buyer to give in and negotiate a fair value price.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Iced Over


Iced Over, originally uploaded by Winged Foot.

Pumpelly & Red Spot Trail Junction. Mt Monadnock, Dublin, NH.
We had an ice glazing here and on our NH Mountains on Friday. It was much in evidence around Monadnock's summit and ridges! :) That is a person standing on the summit on stage left, btw. Enjoy!
See in Large


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