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Trout Stream ?

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SAVE WATER EASY STEPS

California faces its most severe drought emergency in decades; we are now in our 3rd consecutive year of below-normal rainfall. Governor Jerry Brown has called for Californians to reduce water use by 20 percent voluntarily, and mandatory rationing could be ordered soon so that homes, businesses and farms don’t run dry over the summer. No matter where you live it just makes sense not waste this precious resource. Here are 2 super simple steps you can take to drastically reduce water waste in the kitchen.

We have a double sink in the kitchen, 1 was used for washing the other ended up being a dumping location and quickly filled with dishes waiting to go in the dishwasher, which drove me BONKERS!

Wishing to reduce our water waste and save my sanity I bought a nice new bucket and put that in one sink, into this we collect the water from…

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Texas City authorities asked people to stay away from the area.

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“OBJECT” OF GREAT DESIRE

“GOLD” dredge

Shaking Off The Cold

Shaking Off The Cold

New England Gull on a frozen granite wall along the Atlantic Ocean in New Hampshire.

Just About An Inch

Just About An Inch

Snow Covered Lower Yard Flooded too

December 11 early morning as the sun appears

Yes cold and I suppose pretty lol

Winter Abstract

Winter Abstract

fall loosing this battle that has been hard fought

COLD WEATHER HEADED THIS WAY TOO

Brrrrrrr

Swollen River

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Swollen River

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Beaver Lake Derry, New Hampshire

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Doing a few more landscapes

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Flash Flood Warning

Yes this is now my yard remember my blogs from winter or from the floods?
We are truly jungle like these days. Warm and humid and tropical rains and now we are under the gun for some serious Flash Flooding! It is when the river will rise up and over their banks and can destroy roads and yards.
Can you see this Green Growth?  Soon there will be blooms, dragonflies and butterflies all over this yard of ours.
I hope we still have bats in my bat box because this afternoon it was so hard to get these shots as I was constantly swatting mosquitoes!

I have grown Tiger Lilies along one section of this river that is the southern property line

Tiger Lilies

I am trying to find out what kind of green weed is on the front right that is taking over our yard. Do you know what it is called?

 

Taller than me!

These are growing so fast with easily 10+ inches of rain this spring plus the 100 inches or more of snow we had this winter plus the river as it comes us and goes back down.

Wildflower or Weed?

Wildflower or Weed who knows,  not me till it opens!

I have more that are open rain and all(sorry for all those who need the rains so bad parts of Canada and all of New England will truly give you some of ours)seems these things that call my yard home are LOVING IT!

Yellow Bloom with company

Tiny Yellow flowers so you know how tiny thins little bee was!  So tiny I never saw it till I went to share it with YOU I love nature in MACRO!

 

soaken wet beach rose blossom

So many blossoms are gone before their time hope there will be plenty for our honey bees if and when the sun shines again.

 

Before they open

 

Beach Roses before the buds open and in the background the Rose Hips wait to ripen.

Good and close bugs are too!

Happy Hour!  Free Drinks!

 

Time for a drink

 

Pretty male Finch just before he was ambushed by a Baltimore Oriole  bullies!

 

 

Baby Pears

Baby Pears are covering the tree we pruned in early spring yes we lost some possible fruit but I could not pick it that HIGH!  Rotten squished fruit attracts too many BEES and remember he is highly allergic.

 

Gotta go

Well gotta run my little girl wants me to play catch with her AGAIN!
My beautiful tree is loosing all her lovely blooms TOO MUCH RAIN!
Maybe I will sell MUSHROOMS!

I love Clams

 

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You know I live up here in New England. You see the beach photos I share. I have to tell you the seafood we have here,  has spoiled us.
When I was a little girl my parents always took me out for Fried Clams each March, as my birthday rolled around. We had it occasionally throughout the year as a whole family of six but more as a treat.

I was in my late 20′s though before having a Steamer.  It is a small clam that can be bought by the pound or bushel.  They are called Small Neck Clams, and you Steam them in a huge pot , well if you love them as much as I do,  you need a big pot!

When you are done steaming them they all open up their shells, the ones that stay closed need to be thrown away as they were dead already.
You take and melt some butter  and put in small bowls or little plastic cups and you also take a ladle of the water they were steamed in just off the top you don’t want to get any sand that maybe sitting on the bottom of the pot.  You place broth into small dish as well.  Add your Steamer Clams to a big bowl and dig in!  You take them out of the shell by grabbing a hold of the neck the long part, you pull off the skin from it and then rinse in broth then dip in butter then into your mouth it goes. YUM

 

My Mom can’t look at them but she loves them fried which is why I was so old when I first tried them.  I tell her all the time MORE FOR ME.  Ron loves Fried Clams but will not touch a Steamer,  so I usually go without unless we go out to eat and I order them.  Well that was before the last trip to the beach when it was so bitterly COLD.

On our way home I see a man surrounded by that ice I showed you on the marsh.  He was out on a piece of land surrounded by water digging away!  For what ?CLAMS, yes for steaming and he was in NH.

So I brave the cold and park along the road and leave boyfriend and JT in truck and grab my camera to go see what he got.  By now he had used his kayak to come ashore and was getting his gear packed in it to haul up to his truck also just in front of us beside the main road.  I said “Hello, excuse me.”  and he jumped insert smile , he was not used to woman coming to see what he had brought back.  I told him I did a blog and asked if I could take a photo to share with all of you he was so happy,  even on a frigid day to talk with me .  I promised I would not tell where he had been and we laughed as many had seen him as I had.  So he asks if I like clams and I told him I loved them.  He reminded me as a resident of NH I could get so many quarts for free each day when in season.  I think he said $30.00 a year to get a digging license.  He told me to have a life jacket and small boat and come get MY SHARE of NH’s tasty clams.  Now how nice was that.  I am blessed people are always open to me.  So I would like to Show you his tools of the trade and his haul.

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The photo is bad as I am shooting into the setting sun and from the other shore before I knew I would walk up to him on the other side.

 

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So here is Brian and his clams.

He was off for a stiff drink and some tasty clams.

I am blessed to meet the people I do.

I could hardly wait to share it with you,

nope not his secret spot,  though no one would love clams enough to be out in the water on a day like that,

except this brave soul and  his fresh clams.

Maybe I will see him again I see a Clamming License in my future.

 

 

We Headed In On Foot

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JT and I walking into Exeter NH

 

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Quaint little New Hampshire town.

Brick buildings downtown all of which are occupied, not bad in this economy.

Ron dropped us off so we could walk and I could capture some images with JT

while he went to scrap some GOLD!

It was a cold New England day but with sun shining it was simply gorgeous!

 

 

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We have had some really bad floods in our area.

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I should  have shot video as the water was flowing under the ice

it was awesome to watch.

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Huge ice was breaking apart

 

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Freezing to brush, small trees and others moving with the flow of the river.

 

 

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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

Historical Districts.

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Falls where water levels are controlled

 

 

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It was a cold day but the walk was just what we needed wish he had taken longer

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Smart Ducks sitting in the sunshine

 

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Silly ones in the Shade and Water

 

 

Exeter NH
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.

 

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Pretty Pines surround this Massachusetts State Park along the Merrimack River and the Atlantic Ocean

 

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Sign post tells the story about this beautiful park.

 

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Pine Cones beneath them all in January.  Wish I had taken some home to try and  grow here at our place

 

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JT discovering smells of critters that has surly passed this way.

 

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This  is a campground as well.  Stop by for a night or too and take in a few walks along the shore and don’t forget to look for JT’s ARTWORK made by her pretty fancy paws.

 

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The sunsets are amazing from here.

 

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Should you need directions give me a shout!

:)

Eunice

 

Snow Still Here

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Brrrrr it was cold here the last two days in New Hampshire.  Below Zero!  Warming up they say we may hit 30 maybe time to hit the BEACH.

 

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Green Apple

“The biggest thing to keep your metabolism going: Eat! Look at metabolism like a fire: You have to keep feeding it in order for it to burn. So have a green apple around 3 p.m. each day; that’s when metabolism starts to decline. An apple a day keeps the fat away.”

 

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Protein Shake

“Protein is the best way to boost that fire of your metabolism. Nothing is better than a whey protein shake—it’s full of the amino acids that you need to burn calories.”

 

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White Fish

“The lighter and whiter the fish, the better it is for your metabolism. You know when fish is so light and flaky, you can just break it with a fork? That’s how easy it is to digest.”

 

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Chicken

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Blues and Greens

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No matter the weather

Sun or Clouds

I love this place so much

Wave after wave

Right on the heels of another

Crashing

Curling

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

All day

Photo after photo,  all the same but really just a little different

Can you see

How I love the Sea

 

Damn Dam

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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

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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?

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This section is about 200 yards downstream

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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

Beautiful November Day in Rye NH

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November and boats still in the water in Rye NH

 

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.

 

Peace and Love

Eunice

 

 

 

Coming Soon

 

The nights are getting cooler, finally.

Fall  is near,  I can smell it in the air.

Soon the trees will be decked out in their glorious colors.

I know it isn’t fair for me to go on and on about how pretty they will be.

Some of you will never get to see this beauty for yourselves, so I will be on

a mission to catch some pretty moments and to share them with you as well

 

Just old photos from a Fall past, to get you ready for the change of seasons.

For us who actually get to enjoy four, well me three ,I hate winter but unless I

run away you will surely see SNOW photos as well

 

Stay Tuned!

In Port

 

Pretty boats  all in a row

 

 

Tucked here and there on their moorings .

 

 

Such a beautiful day to be worried about rain or do they want  privacy?

 

 

Laying wait for their owners to take then out,  on the open water.

 

 

Pirates? I want to be on this one!

 

 

Can’t wait to take her for a boat ride!

 

 

I love finding punches of  COLOR!

 

 

Sailors have always lived a Colorful life

which I have always seen as ROMANTIC.

 

I know it is hard work keeping their boats

clean,fueled up and running good.  The men who fish here

for a living in (MA,USA) are a strong bunch.

Looking for fish, getting what they are worth, fighting storms, loosing traps.

I love fish and appreciate all the hard work , as well as the sacrifices, for us to have a wonderful fish dinner.

 

 

Keep up the good work!

Wind

We had taken a trip to the shore to detect the beach, the waves were rough and the winds brisk.

We found a ring and change but once again, I captured on my Easy Share, a few interesting

photos on the way home.

 

 

These were  Sail Boats that had been knocked over by the winds.

 

 

As we came along this curvy section of shore road I see this young man suiting up to catch the AIR.  I pulled over and caught some action shots like I said I am ALWAYS READY!

I really wanted to just watch as I had never seen this done, close up in a marsh no less.

 

 

His Kite goes up in the wind with no problem.

 

 

Looks like he is also enjoying the day much differently from how we had but isn’t that what life is about, doing things you enjoy.

 

See what I mean about a brisk wind, man and I thought racing cars years ago was a RUSH

He and his buddy just jumped out of their cars, suited up, dragged their gear to the edge of the marsh and took off !  They must do this in a lot of places maybe safer than here .lol

We are along a very busy coastal route in NH.

 

CRAZY

 

Then the ride ends and thankfully on a cold and raw windy day.

 

In the middle of the ROADWAY!

 

I had my photos of this day safely on my SD Card and they were safe and would now pack up to maybe go for a beer and talk about the AIR they had Grabbed!

 

You just never know what you will find, during the course of a regular, plain old day .

 

Hope you enjoyed our day too

July 1st Byron Maine

Our day started very early.  Up before the sun.  All we had left to do was drive to the special spot and start prospecting for gold.   He took the dredge and shovel and 4 buckets. I brought my dog(lol)camera of course)and something for the small propane camping stove.  What a Beautiful day it was.  We will never forget we had the river to ourselves. Just the hum of a dredge running on a pretty day.  While it sucked up what he placed in front of his nozzle, and then up the hose and through the triple sluice box, it held different sizes of GOLD on each level and flushed out the junk(plain rocks,lol) I am going to try to take you through this pretty day along a pretty spot in the river.  Maybe you will catch the FEVER, lol Gold Fever.

This is just a two and half in. dredge.  This will move small rocks and packed gravel and place it back into the stream for fish to pick through for food  and a place for some to lay eggs.  We clean out all the lead, from the area he is working in.  At the end of the day the place is clean of metal,lead and hopefully GOLD.

The hose is 2 1/2 in. in diameter so we do not take home boulders, or destroy the land we play in, we just enjoy the openness of this river and how it changes month by month.  With ever passing storm that brings heavy rains, these boulders roll along and Gold collects in certain spots.  It has been since the beginning of time.  We just have more ways to search for it than a beaten up pie pan as the 49ers did.

Now that I showed you his equipment let me show you this beautiful spot in Maine.

See that big rock formation it is called Bedrock.  It is what we want to see a lot of.

The boulders above are what rolls down the river and eventually flattens out the GOLD into flakes and pickers, we still search for the NUGGETS though, down against bedrock that has been covered for hundreds of years or more.

A tiny feeder brook dumps in to this main river.  I comes from a mountain stream high above, which has been filled with winter run off(SNOW) I love following these streams up through the woods with a camera and a gold pan.

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Also you know she will be beside us on our journey.  He she is tired from so much play.  She spent most of the day in the water and loved her day as much as we did. Life is good for two cripples.  We take lots of breaks to take in the beauty and rest our injured parts.  He feels good in his wet suit sitting in the river but he will pay for days after we get home.  I will too from the driving and walking but we need to do something or this is no reason to be here.

On this first day of July we found hundreds of assorted butterflies that spent the day with us, this one spent enough time on our shovel for me to get a few photos to share.

Hope you enjoy our day as much as we did.

PEACE

Surf’s Up

A random man along our shore, during winter Catching a Wave!

 

I was walking with dog and also looking for sea glass but I decided to follow him

with my camera.  I have no idea who he is just a winter surfer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

see the snow in the foreground?

 

So I came home with his Surfing  photos and some exercise for all of us and to top it off this is what I did with another treasure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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