Sunday, April 29, 2007
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.
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
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
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
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
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
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
Saturday, April 14, 2007
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
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
Monday, April 09, 2007
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
Thursday, April 05, 2007
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.
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
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
Monday, April 02, 2007
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
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.