Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
After a long hiatus for personal reasons, I am honored to once again post a photo every week from the NH Group in Flickr to the NH Photo Tour.
This time of the year is exciting for photographers due to the emerging color and the temperature and humidity differentials that produce early-morning fog like you see here in Nottingham, NH.
We photographers buzz with excited discussion asking questions like, 'How far south is the foliage? Want to go to the Kank (or Kancamagus Highway)? There should be fog tomorrow, right?'
Enjoy the ride with us as we use our lenses to demonstrate how beautiful New Hampshire is in the autumn.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Autumn in rural New Hampshire
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Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
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-Citizens Bank parking garage
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Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Article published Sep 20, 2009
Fans of all ages delight in Fairy House Tour in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth's South End took on a distinctly whimsical feel on Saturday when dozens of winged girls danced around Prescott Park and the grounds of Strawbery Banke.
However, you don't have to be young to be a huge fan of the annual Fairy House Tour event.
Just ask Juddie Barrett of Durham and Vada Holter of Pennsylvania.
"We are granny fairies," Barrett said with a chuckle as she adjusted the pink fake wings pinned to her back.
Barrett and Holter are in their 70s, but say they love a Fairy House Tour offering that allows individuals to step outside of reality and into the world of the tiny flying creatures made famous by Peter Pan's "Tinkerbell."
The fifth annual Fairy House Tour — sponsored by the Friends of the South End Neighborhood Association — kicked off on Saturday offering a two-day event that transforms the park and gardens near Prescott Park into a "magical kingdom of childhood fantasy."
Individuals pay to gain entry with the money going to charities.
Organizer say last year's event drew more than 3,000 people who helped raise $28,000 for local charities.
The tour is the inspiration of Tracy Kane who is the author and illustrator of the award-winning "Fairy House Series."
Kane, who also produced a video and conducts workshops on building Fairy Houses, was on hand to sell and sign books.
This year's Fairy House Tour event was built around the theme of "Exploring Nature" with all of the miniature fairy homes being built entirely of natural materials.
Families spent Saturday following a trail of pinwheels to various fairy house displays with one being carved out of a pumpkin to look like a mushroom.
Children were invited to make their own fairy houses, but the big draw was the intricate miniatures built by skilled artists.
July Lagrassa of Dover brought her 4-year-old daughter Mia Lagrassa to the event along with both of her grandmothers.
Saturday's event was their second year attending and it didn't disappoint the young fairy fan.
"She loves it ... she's been talking about it all week at preschool," Lagrassa said.
The group said they were amazed by how intricate and creative the fairy house architects are with their designs.
Aileen Dugan and Sarah Nappo created a Christmas themed fairy house that had a feathered wreath bedroom and a cinnamon-stick floor.
Mia dressed in a green fairy costume and danced on the Prescott Park stage with other youths.
Kathy Lagrassa, her grandmother, said she made a fairy house for her granddaughter and described the Fairy House Tour as one of her favorite events to attend.
Holter is in her 70s and drove 600 miles from Pennsylvania to take in the event.
She was also dressed like a fairy with a flowered ring around her head and a pair of antennas.
Holter, who attended with her friend Barrett of Durham and said she loves crafts and watching the young children take part in an imaginary world.
Jollie Mackenzie, 5, came to the event with her mother Tanya and her grandparents.
The young girl dressed as a garden fairy with a petal hat.
When asked what she likes about fairies she responded: "I like that they can fly and make flowers bloom."
Mackenzie's mother said the Fairy House Tour is a fun family event whose afternoon timing is perfect for young children.
The Fairy House Tour event will continue today (Sunday) from noon to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Genesis 9:13-16 (NKJV)
"I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
New Hampshire Media Makers
NH Media Makers is a monthly meet-up for media enthusiasts in the Granite State. We talk shop and share current projects. Newcomers learn to make and distribute media online. The guest presenter is YOU. Everyone gets three minutes to share, pitch, promote, or ask questions. We learn, get inspired, and collaborate. Hosted and founded by John Herman.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
New Hampshire sunsets are amazing. This one is no exception, but rather then just snap away at the setting sun (actually I did do that too) I thought some of my friends taking their own pictures would make a nice human touch. I was a little too long in realizing this and only got one frame before she stopped taking photos and sat down. Oh well
It's actually the same dock seen in this photo:
of a sunset taken a year earlier. Also proof time does not change the beauty of a sunset.
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Kaylee was totally into this ride until we hit the final drop. And even here, despite the look on her face, she wasn't crying. It wasn't until she got wet (it was a flume ride) that the tears came.
I've got to write more about this at some point. For now, just believe me when I say that she wanted to ride it. She totally did.
Monday, September 07, 2009
View On Black to see Sagittarius
The Loaf and Ladle
People often think of New Hampshire as a conservative, button-down state. And while this is true to an extent, there is a section of the state that is a bit more quirky and eclectic; the area of Southeastern New Hampshire that borders the coastline has a number of rather offbeat cities and towns, including Portsmouth, Dover, and Exeter. And in the latter, there is a restaurant called the Loaf and Ladle that would not be out of place in some of the more funky neighborhoods of Boston.
The Loaf and Ladle is a tidy little restaurant on the banks of the Exeter River in the center of town. It is more of a cafeteria or takeout joint than a true restaurant, as there is no table service. You order at the counter, wait for your meal to be made, then head into the dining room to grab one of many tables inside the place (or snag one of the few outdoor tables overlooking the river).
The food at the Loaf and Ladle is mostly lighter fare, including soups, salads, sandwiches, breads, and desserts. Though it is lighter fare, you can fill up pretty easily at the Loaf and Ladle, as everything is outstanding here; soups such as the potato pesto and cheddar potato are possibly the best items on the menu, but the sandwiches, including roast beef, hummus, and many others, are fresh, healthy, and tasty. Try to leave room for dessert, too; the cookies at the Loaf and Ladle are excellent, and they have various baked goods that you can eat here or take with you. The menu at the Loaf and Ladle does change daily, so don't expect your favorite item to be on the menu at all times. Of course, that is half the fun, since you never really know what you will be ordering from day to day.
There are woefully few great soup and sandwich places in the immediate Boston area. But outside of the city, there are indeed some special places to go, including Leo's Pizzeria and Deli in Bristol, RI, and the Vanilla Bean Cafe in Pomfret, CT. And now add one more: The Loaf and Ladle is well worth the drive from Boston if you like healthy foods in a funky environment.
Review from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Friday, September 04, 2009
it was a bit dark so had to use slow shutter speed. But I plan on going here again and try to get another few pictures of bobcats a bit earlier in the day. They are beautiful I think. Very graceful and neat, like a big version of my cat Spencer. :P