Tuesday, December 15, 2009

West St. Farm


West St. Farm, originally uploaded by Scott Hussey.

I pass this farm every morning while bringing my kids to school. This morning, when we passed, the light was beautiful and I lamented not having enough time to stop. After dropping the kids off, I doubled back and was delighted to see the light had gotten even better :)


Sunday, December 06, 2009

Christmas Card Scene from the Ponemah Bog


Christmas Card Scene from the Ponemah Bog 1, originally uploaded by Tim Somero.

Kristin, Jeff, and I met at Ponemah Bog at sunrise today and afterwards, I introduced them to the Tucker Brook Town forest and Tucker Falls.

The freshly fallen snow is a great contrast to the foliage seen here several weeks ago.

This image reminds me of ones that I have seen on Christmas cards.


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Friday, December 04, 2009

Indian Head Resort Pond


Indian Head Resort Pond, originally uploaded by dlv1.

Another view of the pond a the Indian Head Resort in the White Mountains.


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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Dexter - My Dog


Dexter - My Dog, originally uploaded by starlightphotos.

Dexter is a male Pom-A-Poo. He's won multiple ribbons in grooming shows and appeared on NH State's Lottery "Lucky Dog" scratch ticket in Fall '08.


Everyone needs a couple of friends to rely on and we would all be lucky if Dexter considered us to be his friend.

I suspect that he does!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

White Island Lighthouse, New Hampshire


White Island Lighthouse, New Hampshire, originally uploaded by nelights.

White Island Lighthouse, Isles of Shoals, New Hampshire. For more, see lighthouse.cc/white/

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Thank you!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving, originally uploaded by NorthIsUp.

Wild tom turkey, taken near the house.


To all our Members and all our Visitors,

We at the New Hampshire Photo Tour

Wish You a Very HAppy, Safe and Healthy

THANKSGIVING!!

We are very Thankful for ALL of YOU!

~Tracy Lee and Team NHPT

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Say It Ain't So


Say It Aint So, originally uploaded by Dennis Power.

I finally had a chance to shop here and now this: www.nashuatelegraph.com/News/448574-196/camera-shop-in-do...

Such nice people.


Please remember to come visit us at our new site NHPhotoTour.com and change your bookmarks.




Sad sign of the times. - Tracy Lee Carroll



Camera shop in downtown closing down


By ASHLEY SMITH Staff Writer

NASHUA – Cameraland, a fixture on Main Street for more than 60 years, is closing at the end of the year.

Monday, November 23, 2009

November Morning...


November Morning..., originally uploaded by Jim Salge.

Another shot from yesterday at sunrise. I love how the fog bank has lifted off the lake in this shot!


For those of you who haven't heard yet, we are moving! Please follw us and update your bookmarks. We have our own domain now! Come visit us at NHPhotoTour.com

Thank You for visiting!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

GHOULS


GHOULS, originally uploaded by UnbreakableComb.

Little green ghouls buddy!


It seems the Ghouls took over new blog home and this phot didn't show up properly. Well, all is well in the world and we are back in business.

Please come visit our new home! Sign up to get the RSS feed. Come often and enjoy the lush furnishings and champagne. :)

We are celebrating!

We are celebrating YOU who come to see our work. You are the ones who make this all worthwhile. Come vist us and let us know what you think! Come watch us grow.

~Tracy

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

GHOULS


GHOULS, originally uploaded by UnbreakableComb.

Little green ghouls buddy!


We are moving to our new home at our very own domain!

Things are changing and the New Hampshire Photo Tour is growing up just a bit. Make sure to update your bookmarks and come back and visit often as we will be adding new features to our website!

We will still be highlighting a new photograph from our pool daily, but we will also be enriching our content and providing you with more goodies and opportunities to share with us.

Please leave any comments, ideas, suggestions, or praise.

Thank you for coming to visit with us. Your visits are greatly appreciated and we wouldn't be here without you. Please make sure you change your bookmarks so you don't miss your daily dose of New Hampshire!

Tracy Lee Carroll

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Late Autumn Mist


adrift, originally uploaded by picturenewengland.

better


We New Hampshire-based photographers continue to capture, both night and day, the mist that results from the dew point exceeding the temperature in the waning days of Autumn.

Monday, November 16, 2009

mist in the yard


mist in the yard, originally uploaded by surfer_vero.


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Balance


Balance, originally uploaded by Jeff Newcomer.

Member of the Diane Eno / Fusion Danceworks, part of the 24th Annual Mt Monadnock Celebration of Dance, November 7, 2009.


Friday, November 13, 2009

(title me - win a print)


(title me - win a print), originally uploaded by StarrGazr.

Andres Institute of Art
Brookline, NH


About Andres Institute of Art



In 1996, engineer and innovator Paul Andres purchased Big Bear Mountain in Brookline, NH and moved into the house near the top of the mountain. Based on his lifelong love of nature and passion for art, Paul decided to purchase sculptures to place in the natural setting surrounding his new home.

Coincidentally, master sculptor John M. Weidman had been living in Brookline for many years. Not surprisingly, John's skill as a sculptor became known to Paul and they began to work together to make plans for adding sculptures to the mountain. In 1998, they co-founded the Andres Institute of Art as a 501(c) (3) charitable organization.

The Mission of the Institute is: "Andres Institute of Art shall serve and advance the intellectual and social well being of the public by educating and training artists, by promoting the integration of art and technology, and by supporting fine arts."

The Institute is involved in many activities related to art, including the annual International Bridges and Connections sculpture symposium. The first symposium was held in 1999. Seven artists were invited to come to Brookline for two weeks to create sculptures which would be placed on permanent display on the mountain. Sculptors from Lithuania, Latvia, England, Czech Republic, Ukraine, New Hampshire and Vermont attended this first symposium and stayed with local volunteer families.

It appeared to be a quiet affair from below in Brookline village. Most of the public was unaware of the happenings on Big Bear Mountain. Atop the mountain it was anything but quiet. Sculptors were cutting, bending and welding steel. Others were splitting, shaping grinding and polishing stone. The work was carried out under the gentle guidance of   John Weidman, who has served as the Artistic Director of Andres Institute since its founding.

Meanwhile, volunteers groomed and prepared sculpture sites. As the sculptures were completed, volunteers moved them from the studio to the sites using heavy equipment. When the sculptors headed home two weeks after they arrived, seven new sculptures had been placed on the mountain. One of them, Phoenix, is to this day the largest work in the sculpture park; it is 15 feet tall and weighs about 11 tons.

The symposium format proved a great success. Since that time, the Institute has held a sculpture symposium each year, with each symposium having its own theme.

The artists are paid a small stipend for their attendance, but the real reward is that they are allowed to create whatever sculpture they like and to place it wherever they want on the mountain. The Institute provides tools and materials to help each artist realize his or her vision. The artists appreciate this support, and they enjoy the freedom to express their craft according to their own inspiration.

The annual symposia have been truly international in nature with participating artists coming from many countries and diverse cultures across  five continents.

As a result of the collective effort from these gifted artists, we now have over 50 thought-provoking original works of art nestled along walking trails all over the mountain in our 140 acre sculpture park. Our park contains miles of wooded trails, beautiful vistas, and peaceful settings. It is the combination of art and nature that makes a visit to Andres Institute of Art a unique and memorable occasion.

At Andres Institute of Art, we bring art to our community by making the experience of art an everyday relationship. Our purpose is to underline the interface of nature and culture in order to bring the visitor into a closer, and perhaps more comfortable relationship with the works of art. Both the location and the environment of Andres Institute give us the opportunity to continue to build a place in which individuals may experience art and nature in tandem. By placing sculpture within nature's framework of trees, boulders, critters and mushrooms, viewers are free to consider the undercurrents of the inherently beautiful art form nature has to offer along with each piece of art work. The untouched quality of the Institutes's 140 acres furthers the experience of a personal connection with nature. The grounds at Andres Institute of Art are open to the public year round -free of charge- and we encourage you to come and enjoy the well-marked trails. Maps are located at the trailhead behind parking lot of Big Bear Lodge.

This is mighty work! And you can play an important role in it! The Institute is a non-profit organization. We are in part supported by our visionary founder, Paul Andres, as well as by individual contributions. You can contribute to this amazing organization, expressing your value of the arts and your commitment to the natural beauty of our area. Help us to hold this innovative vision and to expand our creative work!

We invite you to consider the many ways in which you can support the vision... Financial donations of any amount are gratefully received and wisely managed. Volunteer service in maintaining our trails and leading tours is always appreciated. Service organizations or committed individuals are encouraged to consider "adopting a sculpture" for a year by agreeing to maintain the physical site and sculpture of their choice.

We Welcome Your Participation! If you have questions on ways to engage or suggestions for new programming at the Institute, we welcome the conversation!

Contact us at:

Andres Institute of Art
98 Route 13
P.O. Box 226
Brookline, New Hampshire
03033-0226
Phone:  603-673-8441
E-mail to:  mailto:director@andresinstitute.org

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Always Open


Always Open, originally uploaded by Dave Delay.

Detail from the 24-hour Red Arrow Diner. Milford, NH.


Dave Delay, a longtime contributor to the New Hampshire Flickr Group, took our shot of the day. I love the detail Dave captured in the neon sign atop the Red Arrow Diner in Milford. The timing of Dave's shot is excellent too, as we've just launched a new group project that features our state's great Diners and Cafes. If you've got a favorite place to dine that fits the criteria, add it to our group and the project page. We're always looking for good photography and good food.

Dave was also kind enough to answer a few questions I threw his way about his photo and love of New Hampshire:

Where were you when you took this?

I was on the stone arch bridge north of The Oval.

What were you doing?

On my way home from work.

What were you thinking about when you took the shot?

I've always liked this neon sign. In recent years the Milford diner has changed hands a few times and there have been periods when the neon sign was dark. Many people in the area were thrilled when Red Arrow reopened the diner. Now the sign is always on, the diner is open 24 hours a day, and the food is great. Most importantly, we have regained a unique gathering spot for people from all walks of life.

What do you love about New Hampshire?

I love New Hampshire's mountains, seacoast, and farm land. I love New Hampshire's rich history and independent spirit. I even love the weather -- most of the time.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Plymouth, NH Cemetery


Plymouth, NH Cemetery, originally uploaded by Cynthia Bourgault.

This was taken several years ago in Plymouth, NH on a very foggy morning. I was in the area taking fall foliage shots and while waiting for the fog to clear I happened to see this cemetery.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Highest Wind Ever Observed by Man


Cog Railway 019, originally uploaded by MurphMutt.

The highest winds ever recorded by man (231 mph) was recorded at the Summit Observatory on Mt. Washington, NH April 12, 1934


The Great Ice Storm of 2008 leaves an indelible mark on the residents of New Hampshire and north western Massachusetts to the degree that references are part of our daily dialog.

Those of us who lived here through the Great Ice Storm compare notes of where we were, the damage caused, what we did until the lights came back on, and in my case, how much damage remains to be cleaned up on our properties.

A few other meteorological events equal the ice storm. The Great Hurricane of 1938 reportedly twisted trees so badly throughout New England that the bark pattern spirals even yet today on trees that were saplings during the hurricane.

New Hampshire has another claim to meteorological fame in the weather observatory atop Mount Washington that recorded the highest wind speed ever recorded by man.

The 231 mile per hour wind speed occurred on April 12, 1934 or four years prior to the Great Hurricane and over 70 years prior to the Great Ice Storm.



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Monday, November 09, 2009

Bartlett covered bridge and gift shop, White Mountains, New Hampshire


Sunday, November 08, 2009

Leaves and frost


Leaves and frost, originally uploaded by TheWireSmith.

New Castle, NH
Nov 2009


It's that time of year...

Saturday, November 07, 2009

squirrel interrupted


squirrel interrupted, originally uploaded by vikkiq.

Taken at the Atkinson Congregational Church in N.H. Photo won 3rd place on 11/7/09 at the N.H. Audubon Society's third annual Wild N.H. photo contest. Exciting! :)


Friday, November 06, 2009

Balance


Balance, originally uploaded by aaron.knox.


Thursday, November 05, 2009

Wink from the past


Wink, originally uploaded by manch496.

I looked in one of the barns and there was this broken down old tractor winking at me


I am big fan of photography that brings to life relics from the past. Steve (aka Manch496) did a great job capturing this aging tractor. I asked Steve a few questions about the story behind this great image and here's what he has to share:

I was on the West side of Manchester running errands and remember there was a farm stand up the hill (so to speak) simply called Clarks Farm, purveyors of vegetables and flowers. I was stunned that the Farm was closed, the greenhouses empty and overgrown, it then became apparent the farm had been closed for at least a couple of years.

From the road one of the green houses captured my eye; I then made up my mind to go back. Anyway, with the place empty I strolled around the property taking photos here and there, I was exploring. The Farm is/was located at 111 Worthy Road, Bedford, NH 03110, bordering West Manchester. When I took that particular shot I first looked at the front of the tractor (Allis- Chalmers) and thought it was winking at me.

I thought this poor old tractor was going to the grave and thought I’d give it life in a different way.

It’s a bit sad; I have memories of going to this farm stand with my Mother as a young boy, and thought there was lots of land and was sure it’d be another sub-division or condo development someday when the recession is over.

I also asked Steve what he loves about NH - as you can read, he shares many of the same loves as most of us who have lived here for as long as we can remember.

I love NH for many reasons…I love NH because it’s the only place I’ve ever lived, that I’m the fourth of five generations to call this home, and am proud of that. I have family scattered all over the southern half of the state friends all over.

I love the architecture, antiques, old abandon barns, windy and hilly roads, fieldstone walls in random places, the mountains, the big lake and the ocean; all in close proximity.

I love the fact that NH people are traditionalists, independent, resilient people. I love the four seasons.

New Hampshire has a little something to offer everyone, the seasons, the regions, the natural wonders, and the wildlife.

But being a civilized human, I also like a vibrant nightlife and cultural events, Manchester is certainly growing up and has a decent offering.

To be honest Jason, I think the better question would be; what I don’t like about NH.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Italian night


Italian night, originally uploaded by MemaNH.

The firemen in our town held an Italian night supper last night. It was buffet style and VERY good!!!


NH restaurant sets meatball record


(AP) – 1 day ago

CONCORD, N.H. — The bouncing mega-meatball record has landed in the East Coast. Matthew Mitnitsky, owner of Nonni's Italian Eatery in Concord, said Sunday that a 222.5-pound meatball was authenticated as the world's largest after being weighed by state weights and measures officials.

A Guinness Book of World Records official confirmed the big meatball as a record breaker and presented Mitnitsky with a plaque.

The old record of 198.6 pounds was set just over a month ago after Los Angeles-based talk show host Jimmy Kimmel vowed to beat a record set in Mexico. That record — 109 pounds — was set in August.
Mitnitsky said he got involved "to bring the meatball back to the East Coast because that's where it originated."

World's Largest Meatball

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Robert Frost's Farm


Robert Frost's Farm, originally uploaded by gutsygelding.

Foliage at Robert Frosts farmhouse, Derry NH


Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

Nature's first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

Monday, November 02, 2009

365:341 Maskwamozi Wigwam


365:341 Maskwamozi Wigwam, originally uploaded by pennacook.

I used the Abenaki word "Maskwamozi" here which means "birch tree". I decided to take a walk in Stratham, NH at the Great Bay Discovery Center. Some great views of the bay, but when I saw this, I knew I should make it today's shot. This is a reproduction of what Abenaki would have used for living quarters back in the 1600's. The center took the design from Keith Wilbur's "The New England Indians". Wilbur did a great job providing sketch drawings of every day living for those who lived here in his book. Outside to the left is a dugout canoe. decluttr'd

Project 365, Day 341.




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