New England Gull on a frozen granite wall along the Atlantic Ocean in New Hampshire.
New England Gull on a frozen granite wall along the Atlantic Ocean in New Hampshire.
We have had a few beautiful days here in New England but changes are coming. So as I watched the Boston Red Sox play their way into another World’s Series I made lists of things that needed to be done around here. I worked at planting my two huge Mums from the garden club sale, they are the hardy type so with any luck they will rest in the winter and be in bloom for next fall. Lawn mower was placed in the barn and snow blower brought up to the shed. You know regular stuff all homeowner must do unless they have a handyman yes my man is handy but you know the kind I am taking about.
So as I checked off each item I had on my list, I came to my Monstrous Spider Plant. There was no way I could bring it in for another year like it was. It is in full bloom, mid October in New Hampshire, oh how she loves the outdoors. Well I am sure it will go into shock and I also hope they all make it. There is nothing like having a living plant in each and every room.
So JT and I headed over to our local Wal-Mart so I could by some potting soil. I picked up six bags, yes it would take at least that to begin the task at hand. We headed home and I played with her for 15 minutes and then I began.
I usually make up my own mix but this will have to do, with shoulder pain there will be no stirring dirt for me .
This is worse than I thought, as this is a huge flower-pot.
See what I mean.
I really do not know how it could be so gorgeous with so many flowers and babies, this is crazy look at those roots!
They must love being root bound like this.
Much different tools used in this mayhem.
OH yes it was bad.
Lots of the Mother plants babies came of the plant
and would need to go into water or straight into new soil.
So my yard and home plants have been cared for, tools put away that I use spring, summer and fall.
I said a little prayer for them to all make it through till spring, when they will be placed outside to soak in the sunshine and drink in the rains.
Let this be a reminder to knock your plants from their pots loosen up the old soil if you can get away with new soil added and you will not have Botany Mayhem occur at your place.
LOVE YOUR LIVING THINGS as much as you do your silly things.
Well we took Mom for a ride and lunch to celebrate her upcoming 78th birthday which she will not be home for so we grabbed her while we could and went on in search for some pretty color far away.
We saw a farm with a pretty Maple Tree not quite at full color
As you can see a lot of green some orange and very little Red yet. Who knew this would be our fate today.
Just a little along a lake we found in western Massachusetts.
OMG I found RED, lol
A spot for us to reflect upon life and birthdays and the desire for peace for ALL
No this is not upside down just the reflections of the pretty trees that lined the lake shore.
We had company too not sure you can pick him out as he hunted the edges and trying to get away from me.
So in the end we had a nice lunch at a very old diner in Gardner and saw a few pretty leaves and a Great Blue Heron as we wished her a very Happy Birthday!
Hope you have a wonderful long weekend to all of the followers here in the states at we celebrate Columbus Day. It is our biggest influx of tourist’s in search of color I just hope they will not be disappointed in what we have to offer for it is all about getting out and appreciating Columbus and the trip he took to this new land.
It was early Friday and we thought for sure there would be no rain if we went far enough north. We packed the dogs water and food for her and some fruit and sandwich fixings in case we got hungry as well. We have not seen rain for two weeks and are due to have some and yesterday a few light showers passed through the White Mountains of New Hampshire but it did nothing to dampen our day as we are determined New Englander’s(wait is that a real word, lol?)
We headed up the highway till we hit the notch and the travelled across Route 112 West in search of a spot to get some panning done in the river and swing the metal detectors. JT had her agenda as well simply just to PLAY!
We dropped her daddy off at the river while I took a familiar ride to most of you,
though this time the color was not so brilliant I was either a few days late or maybe early. It was still a nice 20 mile ride to get a hot cup of coffee and for me and my girl to have some alone time. She loves riding shotgun with me two chicks in a black truck yes you know we turn heads lol.
Some of you already know I have a shoulder that has been hurting badly and having just had an injection by the surgeon I was up to getting out and since I can not see him till Halloween why not celebrate by spending time out in nature with my two favorites.
Now for a few shots of color I captured along the way.
This shot I took beside me while I was at the gas station fueling up.
Summer and Fall play Tug O War
No fall color to steal the beauty of the covered bridge this year.
JT and I may not have found a lot of color along the stream but we found a little Zen and her daddy found some color in his pan!
Clearly some of the trees were more like me holding on to Summer for all it is worth. Fall may be pretty to look at but next comes cold and snow and that is not welcome in my world yet. Poor folks in WY and SD just got hammered with a nasty blizzard and all-weather marches our way thankfully it is 2,000 miles away.
We left the river and climbed up to capture a pretty view which you can find even if the weather is not perfect.
As we traveled southeast I stopped to capture a few shots of a lake and to let the dog stretch her legs it had been a long day of riding and walking so I will add a few more photos of the lake as I end this post and get back to catching up on as many of yours as I can with the sun showing up I maybe pulled away again .
Have a great weekend!
I forgot. Yesterday was a day I listed to some Janis Joplin tunes as it was the day she died so long ago and as I traveled down 16 S I saw a place for Old Hippies and I needed some perfume, that I have worn as my signature scent since the late 60′s, yes Patchouli Oil lol “old hippies” (well I was just a tad too young to be a real one thankfully or I may not have made it either) I am told by the young girl inside come in for it all the time. This was the decoration outside their door. Now what a way to end a perfect trip for COLOR!
On my head and everything else here in New England.
Not discouraging these Ants that are all about the sweetness within this Peony bud.
Tons of Lilacs this year but all this rain weighs them down and turns than brown.
Icelandic Poppy also covered in raindrops
We have a little water in the river lined by so much glorious GREEN it has been real low since they closed the dam to get the big lake ready for boating, camping and fishing.
Can you see her above?
This is the view out my Kitchen window. I want to put a huge umbrella up so she is not soaked all night poor creatures who have to deal with all that weather throws at them.
So let’s see I did a new thing with beads yesterday and was gone from home for almost 6 hours boy I have not done that since I went away. Felt great!
Wait till I show you what I did!
One of the woman in the Gardening Club with me was home and we were given over 40 potted perennials and she came with me this morning to lad them into the truck. Big help and they are gorgeous!
I will grab some photos to show you the beading and a few other things I love the new reader I use can you add RSS feed to your blogs as it is how I add each one I follow some already are using it.
Happy Memorial Day to all of you and ones who will be traveling, please do be very careful.
Leaves have begun to unfurl and show their beauty to those who wait for any sign.
Flowers in hanging baskets become all the rage
Even the beautiful Forsythia that lines this property had visitors! I love this beautiful, very tiny golden bug. I do love Macro for what shows up that I never saw .
Miss you all
We had our Garden Club plant sale yesterday wish it had been a sell out.
Painted almost the whole front side of our house today, ouch too much.
It has been so gorgeous here like a present for what we had to deal with this past winter.
I hope you are seeing better weather. We go to Boston tomorrow and for the first time I am uneasy about traveling to the city I adore. Mom has doctor appointment at one of the hospitals the wounded were taken to.
I am hoping to write a few stories and share some more photos I already have the photos in camera now to download them onto laptop and WRITE
Miss you all
So this is how the yard looked as we heard about NEMO arriving in our section of the US.
We got gas in the pick-up truck and in a gas can for our very old snow blower, we just hoped
it could stand up to the storm they were predicting for us. They said from 1 foot of fresh
light powder type snow to 2 feet in some places. The also said the winds would be wild.
I am here to show and tell that yes it arrived and what a storm it was. We never lost power
as so many did just south of us, maybe lots north of us as well I never watched the news we were too busy
You see the snow just started falling and it seemed it would never stop. I said I would stay up all night
and shovel it off as three inches fell, you know I have a bad back and plow truck is broken and I wanted
to help him as I knew him with a bad heart would be hours moving it from the rest of our yard. Well I fell
asleep and woke at 4 AM to let the dog and cat out. That wasn’t happening as the snow was up against the back door,
so in a robe, Bright Red(would help to find me if I fell and cracked my head, lol) and winter boots pulled on
over bare feet I stepped outside while JT and Rhythm watched from the warm living room, with their legs crossed,
as their Mom shoveled a 10′ long path for them to go do their business . The cat stepped out and right back in, her litter box is
all she would need. JT could pee but need more room to do anything else so here I am, snow coming down making and area wider
at the end of the path for her boy does she have a good Mommy. Now I forgot to tell you the snow was deeper than the boots I use in winter,
I refuse to wear knee-high boots for anything besides fashion!
She was now done and waited to be wiped dry, yes she is so spoiled and now I have just had a workout and unable to sleep, so I worked on the computer
and had my coffee and waited for daybreak, so I would not wake the dead(my neighbors) when I started the snow blower, my intent was to punch a path for
the pets and the wild birds who feed on the ground. It would be fast, NOT! It took 2 hours for me behind the machine to make a path through the snow that
had not yet stopped and to clear an area below the bird feeders. He was up by now with all the racket and he took over. He was out there for 8 hours moving
snow! Remember we have a small and very old snow thrower.
Here are some after shots.
Can you see the roof I went up and had to shovel that as he took all the snow I threw down and blew the yard all over again!
Did I tell you I hate winter and do you know those of us 55 and old are 4 times more likely to have a heart attack. The place was now safe
but were we? I hurt in places I never thought I could and that damn thing I wear on my hip to show how much activity I have done after 3 and a half
hours shoveling the roof only said I did hardly ANYTHING for exercise talk about adding insult to injury.
So I am off for weigh in and I am probably up a pound but hey I had to keep my STRENGTH UP
Miss you all but winter has had a grip on me
More photos today when I come back as I am sending him to the beach alone so I can eat candy and visit ALL YOUR BLOGS
I attended a free talk today on Orchids. What a beautiful and peaceful place to enjoy, on a winter’s day. You need to swing by if you are local and have never stepped inside. They are all very friendly and you will get a warm welcome from all including Oliver
He will say Hello and even laugh when you do. Not sure he liked my flash but he never stopped talking and even said Good-Bye.
Baby Tears sit here with Venus flytraps
Are you looking for COLOR now that your Christmas tree is down these are very pretty.
Plants of all types can be found here.
Lush Green Plants are great for cleaning the air you need to breathe
I wonder if this will hold my monster Spider plant
Orange and Yellow pop and the pretty fountain too
So precious placed in a beautiful garden. I must shop for my new English Garden I will be adding here at home.
I must say Oliver has the prettiest home I wouldn’t mind staying her either.
Thanks to CHURCHILL’S for allowing me to take photos of their beautiful shop in Exeter, New Hampshire. Stop in I am sure you will love it as well and if you are reading this from another part of the US stop in one of your local garden centers and for those of you who follow me from all over the world should you find yourself in NH call me I will show you around.
We have had some really bad floods in our area.
I should have shot video as the water was flowing under the ice
it was awesome to watch.
Huge ice was breaking apart
Freezing to brush, small trees and others moving with the flow of the river.
I Love the color combo on this home. In New England we have areas
where only colors from the Colonial Days can be used on homes in the
Falls where water levels are controlled
It was a cold day but the walk was just what we needed wish he had taken longer
Smart Ducks sitting in the sunshine
Silly ones in the Shade and Water
The town I live in used to be a part of this town.
So much history in this area of NH. This is the river that flows through it.
Well by now most of you know our JT (Jess-Tex) at least in photos. She is our Border Collie and no we do not have a farm.
I have shared my life with fourteen dogs five of which were part of a litter that went on to new homes where they were adored family members.
This dog above was born at a friend’s home, the male her father was from Texas and they drove from Vermont to pick him up. JT’s mother was a dog that was dropped off at their place in Vermont. Gorgeous lighter Gray with white. She was scared who knows the kind of life had she lead.
JT was like the runt with a not so perfect face marking and it was just her sister and her no one had chosen to be theirs.
Now I wanted no more dogs but here were the two prettiest faces begging to be loved. I said I wanted both, actually could not believe that came out of my mouth. The daughter said she was taking the tri color one. I was taking JT as long as they were both fixed, I didn’t care.
The day we found her in the horse stall with her sister, we had been camping with a three-year old great-niece so we went home to NH but when I got to my house I called them and said I would be back up for the pup I had fallen in love with. Her husband was going to be in NH on a welding job so he brought the pup with him so we did not have to go all the way back to northern Vermont.
We bought a leash and collar as well as bowl and water, as it would be a long ride for a puppy and headed north.
We took the pickup truck with a bench seat so she could lay between us. Funny as I look back six and a half years later at that ride home. She would lay her head on my leg then wander over to the passenger side for his leg. She was trying to settle in on that big seat but wanted to be close to both of us, her HERD.
We stopped often to walk her, and to let her have some water and then she was scooped up again and placed in the middle between us. It is where she has always ridden till he bought this new truck with the big back seat. All hersto be sure.
She had been born on Mother’s Day and in October she took her first really long ride down to Georgia. We went gold prospecting with a club he belonged to and she set about making many new friends that weekend. It was really rainy and nasty, creeks were swollen I was so glad this camping trip was in a cabin with a hot tub.
This pup has led a very interesting life to be sure. She could have a blog of her own.
We no sooner got back from our trip to Georgia when we set in motion an epic cross-country trip that would include sleeping out in the wild, in a tent for the month of December. Not too worry we would be in Arizona and it is still warm right?
We bought an old RV and he made it road worthy and we were looking forward to an amazing journey together. Then the gas prices soared so we scrapped the idea of taking the old beast back west where it had actually been made. I looked for a van cheaper on gas and room for all we would need to bring with us. I found a pretty cool looking Chevy van, a conversion van the kind with a bench seat that lays down and can be used as a bed. We bought it from a group of men who used it to go back and forth to New England Patriot football games. Yes tailgaters. It has a HUGE Patriots Loge on one whole window. I never thought about the fact we were going to be in the Super Bowl and the game would be in Arizona!
What a trip that was from the start. JT could feel the excitement. I rented a place for our cat to go where, she was to be treated like a Queen, for the money she better have been the center of attention. He made a rack for the hitch, the fact he was a welder for 30 years came in handy. On this rack we took the tool box off the pick-up and placed our clothes and tenting supplies as well has some dry goods like JT’s Food and dog bones. We would be on BLM land and there would be no stores, no street lights, no phones. JT would be the only one out of the three of us to do nothing but play as any pup will do. They said rattle snakes would have taken cover as well as the other critters who live under ground, I was hoping so.
So we loaded up and headed south, I had to say good-by and Merry Christmas to Mom on our way. We opened our gifts and had a beautiful meal then loaded back into the van and headed out of New England. Leaving what we thought of winter behind us as well.
As we headed south through Massachusetts we heard a lot of horn blowing and people giving me the THUMBS UP signs that was different for me having been in a big rig all those years and it was never a THUMB I got! People were excited, they saw the sign and our team was in the hunt for a ticket to the BIG GAME! When we hit NJ the looks changed, funny how that works.
I stopped on the NJ Turnpike to top off of the gas tank when a big dark-colored Suburban pulls on the other side of the pump. It had those really dark windows, looking kind of sinister. This is a place they pump for you, so as I am sitting and waiting I hear a horn beep then I see the black glass start to open and there were four huge black men smiling at me I was kind of confused then one pointed to the SIGN on our window and said GO PATS!!! They could have been players looking at the size of them! It was like that the whole trip out. Just random strangers stopping us to congratulate our team on the playoffs and wishing us well on our journey. They all petted JT. I swear more love was given to her that first year of her life. No wonder she chooses humans over animals to play with. She never new life as a dog.
more later on JT’s Adventures with us and her adoring fans
Snow bright White
Pines dark Green
Sky bright Blue
Such a pretty but cold day here in New England.
It is January 5 TH and with a foot plus of snow still in the yard I suppose it is how it is supposed to be.
I will bite my tongue as Tuesday it will be FORTY!
Hoping the snow I did not get off the roof will run like a faucet then. I am just now moving around without horrible pain.
Last thing I want to do is SHOVEL a Roof again OUCH
Down along the rivers edge here at home.
Looking down from bedroom window. Wildlife is hanging close by for breakfast
This gray Squirrel finally ventured out of the Willow good thing we did not cut it down and stopped the beaver from doing so.
Here he comes over to the bad door to eat and torment JT lol
This is the other end of the lower yard.
We had 12″ of fully snow then the rains fell and it got real heavy so we had to move it before the temps dropped and it turned to ice. We are do a few more inches tomorrow and there is a full COLD MOON. Stay warm
IS IT SPRING YET?
Originally posted on 20 Lines A Day:
We came across this beautiful site on Christmas Day
Stand right out PINK
I see Deer browsing the tops of what I call Lichen really not sure yet what this is I must look it up unless you know.
It was one of many gifts I got. Today these are under a foot of heavy wet SNOW
One of our Pair of Cardinals I know you can see the pretty Red male can you find her?
Oh and do you notice the SNOW lol
Well after shoveling and snow blowing all day I am missing the west. The Southwest actually. The desert of AZ.Today where we live in NH, we got our first snowstorm, for a total of just over a foot of snow. So I am really missing the sunny, dry conditions of the desert southwest.
I know I would miss my birds, what would they do without me? One year when I took off for the west I cut open a 50 lb. bag of sunflower seeds and spread them out under my truck, someone or something had some good meals for the few weeks we were gone. Summer trips we take there are plenty of bugs to eat but in the dead of winter and them being used to having their meals here, it was the least I could do for them , what was $25.
Wise Old Pine
You know I love this one
Imagine the stories it could tell
Who has found their way to sit on a table under its outstretched branches
How many others thought it was worthy of a few photos
I have been here at the lake many times both in a boat and walking in the woods
This day I was there to see how much water was to be let out so I could prepare for the
flooding that would take place at home when they did and as I walked the different areas of
the shoreline I caught sight of this tree through the others
Holding on tight to anything it can grab
Trees amaze me
The power they hold it is what I am after
The ability to hold on
Reaching out with my roots
No matter the storms I brace myself for
I may adore the colors of Maples in the fall
The Willow in my yard
Pines such as this with so many stories
It continues to cling to the rocks, soil, earth
It is busted and broken but still here
Trees inspire me to keep on keeping on
No matter the weather
Sun or Clouds
I love this place so much
Wave after wave
Right on the heels of another
Spraying water all around
I guess maybe I am drawn to the sea for her POWER
As it is so plain to see
Waves roll onto the shore after making their display
I really could just sit here with the camera
The dog too
Photo after photo, all the same but really just a little different
Can you see
How I love the Sea
Big dog right?
Loved as you can see.
This dog loves to play but on this day in the pouring rain, where I had entered JT into two rounds of Disc Dog play, this Great Dane had spent the day either taking cover in the back of his owners posh van. Then he popped out to check out the action on the field.
I love BIG DOGS
Not so much the small barking ones, well I love ALL DOGS but not for ME. I love happy dogs that are quiet. JT does bark like a dog should danger appear in our yard, in the form of an animal posing danger NOT THE TURKEYS and BIRDS, but any human even if she knows then will receive a bark, one barks says Hello I know you and the other Mom you better get here quick and yes I do know the difference.
I have owned two Great Danes.
My first was my ex-husbands , half-sister (first time I had ever heard that term) Great Dane puppy who had bitten her. Oh joy he was bringing back to our home a dog with an anger issue. This was in 1979. The pup, HUGE AS HE WAS came bounding out of his caddie heading straight at me! I had never seen a dog so big but said “Hi Sasquatch” (Big Foot). His sister at least was cool about naming her dog, a cool and very appropriate name. He ran up and almost knocked me down! A very happy go lucky, though rambunctious soul he was, boy you should have seen him skate across those hardwood floors, guess the ex never gave the home a thought when it came to this beautiful dog.
It only took a few days for us to get used to each others routine. He ate like a horse! He would come in to wake me each morning by gently grabbing my forearm, gentle he was but I was still covered in Black and Blue marks. The ex was on the road a lot back then and I was only living with him then and was not working so it was a perfect time to train this dog properly. I have to say I never saw a mean gesture from this pup but happy tail could leave a nasty bruise though. I would attempt to walk him many times each day I say attempt as he mostly walked me! What a sight we must have been to the passerby. A young blonde with this HUGE BLACK DOG leading her around. How I loved Sass.
It was the following year on an early October day when I had to go do something and I wasn’t going to be long but there really wasn’t enough room in my Pinto for him to stay in for more than a few minutes. Usually he took my small car to work and left the Caddie but today he had not. So I dashed out leaving him on his run, we had 5 acres and I would only be gone a couple of hours.
I came home and Sass was gone. I yelled his name I called and called for him and no dog returned. I cried and cried I did not know what to think. We had had a freak 2 inches of snow and I was praying a neighbor had welcomed him in or my ex had come home and taken him with him. When he came in from work with no Sass I was destroyed what would he do out there all alone in the snow with no dinner. I called every agency as well as every vet, I put up signs with his photo. Seems there was a group of thugs that were stealing dogs from their yards and police told me that he was probably a victim of foul play. You know I would take rides at night and call out for him. All day my eyes searched the roads and fields for him. As Halloween approached I prayed that who ever took him would open the door to pass out candy and he could make his escape. I had so many sleepless nights and even dreamed one time that I found him wasted away, skin and bones with white paint on him dripping in the rain, like they tried to cover up the big beautiful black dog I loved so much. Yes loss of a pet affects me to my core. People have nicknamed me Ellie May you know like the Clampets. I just love animals so very much and just always want the very best for them.
My Uncle called to say there was a Great Dane he knew of that was being mistreated and would I be interested in giving him a home. There started the life I lead with dogs needing love and a little food isn’t that what we all need?
His name was Brutus though he was so sweet and walked beside me so sweetly and he adored me as much as I did him. He knew there would be no more beatings. He got to live out his life with me till his hips caused so much pain I had to have him laid to rest. Yes it was hard but seeing him yelp in pain I could not do anything about was even worse. So I held him and told him I loved him so much and said goodbye.
We were now without any pets and I married him abusive as he was I begged him to sell his home so we could buy a rig and hit the road I was praying the drinking and abusive behavior he dealt out to me would stop if we were busy driving 20 hours a day but that is a story for another day. It is so hard to share my life with you as so many tears fall as I try to clear my heart of pain by letting go of all of it. It is why I dwell on the pretty stuff.
Thanks for checking out the Big Beautiful Dane above and hearing the story about the two special ones, who shared their lives with me, even though it was too short of a time. I know they loved me too.
This has been here hiding in the woods since the 50′s
When you get close to the actual dam , it is posted KEEP OUT
The woods before it were not
Now there is an old part and then another concrete structure that is very long and very tall, all it’s for is to hold water in the lake so they can boat and they drain it over and over into this small tiny stream each year so they do not have to pull their docks up and out of the way.
This stream is the one that makes my southern boundary, which is being destroyed . Year after year so then can keep their stationary DOCKS.
I never knew that this was 3 miles out in the woods behind my property and if it failed it would be catastrophic, we would all die down stream in minutes.
Such a pretty place but they do not want to follow regulations the state wants them to. I thought I had problems. Well next I will find out how often it is checked, as our state is cutting budgets and bridges are crumbling what about DAMS?
This section is about 200 yards downstream
Yes, I worked my way around to a place where I could get a different view of a dam, that could truly wipe us out downstream. I am now scared as we have had a few earthquakes, a couple of tornadoes and many hurricanes and this sits 3 miles behind me
Low quality photos shot early morning through a window that faces the west.
I was cleaning the living room and watching the birds of all types flying to the ground grabbing a sunflower seed I had spread out for them when I noticed this very cold, puffed up Blue Jay sitting in the Pear Tree. I knew if I stepped outside they would all fly away and I know all about reflections from glass but he looked so pretty I had to try to capture him.
I had been a horrible night icy branches and roads snow too. I went and filled the feeders really early so when they woke their high energy seeds would be waiting. This one was conserving his energy even though there was food everywhere, it must have been a rough night.
The day they showed up they must have been very hungry. I had never seen this type of bird here before. I actually went in, after trying to capture them with the camera, to check in my book, I always keep in the living room. Starlings they said they were. I had cooked bacon and knew the birds in the yard fought over the beef suet(fat) so I put some on the roof of this old feed and they just appeared from nowhere. I loved watching them eat. I was so happy to provide a meal that they seemed to enjoy. Have not seen them back here at the feeders since then, MORE BACON MAYBE
No not really a competition for photographers, this day was all about the dogs but him with his BIG CAMERA, didn’t capture THIS FACE! I was far away using zoom on a day it was pouring out too boot. While waiting for my little girl to compete, in her very first Toss and Catch competition I filled in hours of waiting with taking photos of the most expert of dogs doing their thing but JT won 1st and 4th on her two tries, yes we were so proud of her and the patience she showed that day was amazing! She laid and watched all that went before her. What a special dog she is but have you ever heard of a Border Collie who sits still, lol we still smile at the very thought of that rainy day.
Take your dog out sun or rain they don’t mind honest, they just want to play with you.
A re-visit to my man made from muscles
Time to put the mower away
Snow is coming to our area
Have a Great Weekend!
As the sun rose and spread west
The light shone on all the work we have done
Yesterday I got some much needed rest
I still can not believe the damage one Beaver has done
I raked while he cut
He stacked while I trimmed trees
You could tell we didn’t spend much time sitting on our butt
So as I stood here with camera in hand the only word that came to mind was gee
We really took the bull by the horns on this one
The water is down almost to where it should be
The Beaver have NOT WON
Guess who has been sleeping ME
It was a beautiful morning when we woke cold and frosty as you would think NH would be on Thanksgiving morning but roads were clear up through our White Mountains. As we reached the border area of VT where Moore Dam sits the fog stated to rise as the sun warmed the air over the lake so pretty wish I was not on a mission and could have stayed to watch it to completion as it was the most beautiful of days with friends in their kitchen and yard talking and sharing a meal while giving thanks for what we have.
I was thankful for the fact there was NO SNOW there
I will share more photos as the day go on you know me I always take too many and ADD TOO MANY to a post
Home you all had a wonderful time in the States over a nice meal with family and friends
Brrr it was so cold this morning but my other half asked me to wake him by 5:00 AM so he could head over this way. He wanted to metal detect during low tide. I know I should have gone, if for no other reason than to watch the sunrise and get a few photos to share. I was warm and toasty and looking forward to some coffee, which I would have to pass on since there are no public bathrooms open in this area at this time of the year. Silly really when you see the amounts of residents and tourists that walk our shores each and every day. Snow, rain or sleet looks the same as a warm spring day. They flock here by the droves. Rye is loved by dog owners as well as surfers. See both are allowed here.
I see where the Northwest will get snow and rains, CA too. Wy and ID will receive snow, just what they are looking forward to in Jackson Hole as their mountains are getting ready to open up their lifts. We have mountains open for snowboarding and skiing over here in the Northeast as it has been so cold they have been putting down a nice base. They say by Thursday, Thanksgiving, it will be BEAUTIFUL! At our home it will be in the 50′s, though we will share our meals where our pup JT was born, so it may be only in the 40′s there but that is still OK by me, any day I do not have to shovel my way out the door is a Good Day! Texas will enjoy temps in the 80′s oh how I wish I was in the BIG D! I really must get into this winter mindset or I will never leave the house. When JT and I went out to fill the feeders, for our feathered friends, she must have loved the icy frost on the pads of her paws as she ran to her basketball and wanted us to have a game! I was just in slippers and a nice warm robe so you know I said “Latter JT” and headed to the door! We have a huge basket of nice clean as well as warm toys just inside the door for her to play with.
Have a great day or night everyone
All others were Brown or void of leaves so this tree sitting in the sun on a beautiful Saturday morning was a treat for ME
Seems I have done my share of blogs with TREES but this type I LOVE it is very much ALIVE! lol
I couldn’t wait to share this beautiful day with each of you, as it is mid November and days such as this one will be far and few between.
I took it last week as we went to walk and metal detect the local beach, this time north of us. We have only 18 miles of coastline in NH and for the most part we do have access to our shore.
We have rocky areas but here and there we have sandy beaches to walk, suntan on, even fly kites.
In this stretch we have an Ice Cream stand, boatyard and a state park or two. It is not built up with lots of businesses or homes though some of the homes along 1A are gorgeous there are still some built very modestly. They are down to earth people who enjoy the shore on a bright warm summer day or in the middle of a nor’easter. We really are hardy souls up this way.
This was November, Veterans Day and it was 70 degrees F. Wow what a gift for those who are not looking forward to many months of cold and snow, me being one of them. I will walk the beach this winter but I will bundle up and not stay out there too long, as JT doesn’t wear boats.
I will always have the camera with me but you knew that. I will try to show you another season of NH life. You have seen all my pretty spring flowers, summer beach scenes and of course the fall color we are known for but winter in NH you will just have to see .
We are here for the FOUR SEASONS after all, me on the other hand wish I headed south with my Hummingbirds.
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