White Island Lighthouse, Isles of Shoals, New Hampshire. For more, see lighthouse.cc/white/
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Another shot from yesterday at sunrise. I love how the fog bank has lifted off the lake in this shot!
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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!
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Tracy Lee Carroll
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.
Andres Institute of Art
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.
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.
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.
The firemen in our town held an Italian night supper last night. It was buffet style and VERY good!!!
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.
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.