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Another View of Rye Harbor

Lobster Boats

 

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

Eunice

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LATE COLOR

End of Season Color

 

 

 

RED and GREEN

 

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

 

 

Such a Pretty Tree

 

Seems I have done my share of blogs with TREES but this type I LOVE it is very much ALIVE! lol

 

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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

 

 

 

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The Cutest Thing Caught My Eye

After working so hard on Willow I needed Yoga yesterday badly and decided to take the back roads home which only add one more mile to the trip.  You have seen my back road photos of this area if you follow my blog.  I remember when they brought the first 2 in and how beautiful they were.  I seem to adore cows.  Yesterday I saw the cutest thing, I had to stop and take a few photos to share with you.

 

 

 

 

One last shot of what had me smiling and made me pull over and shoot through the passenger side window

 

I needed a happy moment and as I turned the bend there it was.

 

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Weeping Willow

She really is weeping as her days are now numbered.  The Beavers started to attack her bark and left plenty of gashes to tell me they were going to finish her off.  This tress was a small beauty when I mover her in 1988 here it is 2012 and will be gone if our bodies hold up, by 2013.  I really need to be the one to take her down if left to the beavers it may take out the bedroom and us if we are in the bed.  We do not have thousands to pay a tree company so we will do it a little at a time.  I felt like we won in a way because one section they were gnawing on is now down, they will know I have had enough.  I know they have to survive as well but our loss of a home or possible life or that of pets we love will have us working hard to take it down safely.  I will use the willow pieces as stepping-stones in the yard, well till they become one with the landscape once again.  She did her best to suck up flood waters over and over and though she looks gnarly and battered for all the storms she withstood  her insides were beautifully healthy.  The squirrels have lived up in the nook for years as winter approaches I do not know where they will go but sadly it is out of our hands she has to go on our terms to keep our home safe from ruin.  There will be more grass to mow  but I will plant a new Willow in her place and wrap her tender bark with metal fencing then a pretty fence for the outside world to see and I will fill it with plants and flowers the wildlife will love for cover and food, it is the best I can do.

 

Beavers
Damage a Beaver does

Looks like he was leaving me a NOTE

 

beavers

 

beaver damage
Port of Entry

 

 

 

weeping willow
No longer Healthy

 

cleaning up the smaller pieces

 

First huge limb down and being cut up

 

Now for thinner slices to reuse as stepping-stones in the garden area

That will have to wait as we are so sore from all we did yesterday.

I will miss her when she is gone I hate killing trees Beaver well now

 

Tools

 

Joy of having your own HOMESTEAD and I thought Sunday’s were a day to REST!

 

I am happy to report no Beavers were killed yesterday while we were ready for them but we did have visitors 6 of them and they could not be happier with the river lower than it was and all the bugs they were finding.

 

Mallards are not DESTRUCTIVE just Pretty
🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday’s Jewelry Work

 

Here are a few photos

 

 

 

These are made from glass,  I fuse in a kiln then drill then embellish and add earwires and get them ready for sales.  3 of these already have a new home she will have her pick since she placed a special order for her Christmas list

 

 

 

Now here are a few more Polymer Clay Beads I did

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by to check them out

 

I need to get busy making lots of different kinds for the Holiday season.

I also need to place more of my photos on Zazzle for those shoppers looking for my prints on cards, stamps and even T-shirts

 

I am still learning so nothing is PERFECT but I am OK with that and prices reflect that compaired to masters prices

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Almost Done

Today I got a batch of Polymer Clay Beads ready for the oven then when cooled and sanded I placed some on head pins and ear wires. TAKE A LOOK I will be doing more for Holiday Sales

 

 

Polymer Beads

I baked then in a pie plate of Cornstarch

 

Time to rinse them

 

 

Ready for some sanding

 

Orange and White Swirl

 

I used scrap Black and white with a touch of clay with shimmer mixed and cut and rolled and this is what I ended up with.

 

 

Orange and Black Swirls

 

Brown with small amount of color

 

 

 

 

So pretty so unplanned I love Happy Accidents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Had fun even though the  weather was cold and wet.

 

 

 

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We Headed Out For A Free Show

We woke early to get ready to attend.  We took the truck and dropped of the dog with my Mom.  She was very sad and didn’t really want to see us go.  I knew she would be safe for a few hours with Mom and it was time for me to have some fun after the last week I had just been through. I had it planned down to the minute as we would drive 22 miles from Mom’s then catch one bus then catch yet another and a short walk would put us front and center of 1325 Commonwealth Avenue a place the band had called home and where they actually wrote a few hits.  I am talking about old friends from long ago you know them as Aerosmith.  So let mew show you some photos of a beautiful day we spent with them at a free concert they set up for us their FANS.

 

Waiting for the first bus

 

 

Flatbed Trailers full of Speakers, for the show, parked along the road ready to go.  They never broke them down!

They came in like our sports stars do in Boston, well they are ROCK STARS!
By DUCK BOATS.
They brought friends and family too.

They were going back home to where they had started this journey.

 

I have to tell you about some friends.  MR. Kraft and his Son who are owners of our NFL Football Team The New England Patriots!

They brought Footballs for each of the band members.  Game Balls.

Best of all they brought our Quarterback, I am sure you have heard of him lol Tom Brady.  The band had made a new track for them to use while on the field when they play.

 

When we arrived there may have been a thousand of us early birds.

 

 

We were up pretty close to the entrance of their old place.

 

 

One rig was for them to perform from the other two of these trailers loaded with speakers one for each side of this section of street.  They said there could be 100,000

of us fans show up.  I think they said it was more like 30,000 I can’t say as we were shoulder to shoulder dancing and screaming for MORE!

It was a cool day as you can see but Steven Tyler took of his coat and asked us to do the same.  I had dressed in layers so my light jacket was already tied around my waist but

boyfriend said we were nuts and he chose to stay bundled up.

 

 

TV and Radio stations were everywhere

 

 

Police too, but it was a party they really were not needed. They were loving the show as well,  even helicopters hovered above to take it all in.

 

 

 

There is always one in the crowd who never thinks of who they may be blocking so before they took her down they passed her their cameras

 

 

Steven Tyler turns to include all the college student who have gathered along the ground in front of their old place on Comm Ave

 

 

They shot us with cannons full of confetti they part was over it was time to send them back on tour as the following day TODAY their new album dropped

 

A sea of rockers as you can see and this doesn’t really show much at all as they had started to disperse from that end.

 

 

The Roadies break it down, sure wish they had had room for a piano we really wanted to hear DREAM ON maybe next time

 

A very orderly crowd

 

 

As you can see we were very well protected

 

 

 

Never been so glad to see our truck sitting and waiting for us safe and sound.  Time to get in and go see Mom and our little pup JT

 

Wish you could have joined us for the show.

Catch them when they come to your town they will have you rocking all night long!

 

Peace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A walk around the fair

 

The photo above was a bus that was actually selling FOOD Items at the Fair.

They were doing GREEN things.  You know cooking with the SUN also using

used oil, either from french fries or the bus it’s self.

 

As I was walking along the path this is the end I saw first.

Intrigued to be sure I snapped the photo then went to see what they were all about.

Cool couple were cooking up some interest in their lifestyle besides what was on the menu.

You just never know what you will see or learn if you just pay attention to the world around you.

I am not one to walk around texting.

I seldom even have my cell in my hand, it is safely at the bottom of my purse, should I ever have

an emergency arise.

Now the camera is usually in my hand or around my neck.  You really just never know what you will see.

 

 

This TALL MAN really wanted me to take his photo, so I did.

 

I had to find something healthy to eat, after all it was a Fair.

Fried Dough, Corn Dogs, Sausage with Peppers and Onions, French Fries, Frozen Ice Cream you know the deal what was I to choose.

 

Apples!

The perfect choice for HEALTH

lol

I brought it home and sliced  it so I could PACE MYSELF over a few days.

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Before Sandy Arrives

Flooding before Sandy
2 days before Sandy brings her rains

 

 

 

Beavers Enter Here
Beavers Enter Here

 

 

Land is saturated
Still in the yard 2 days before “Sandy”

 

 

Willow
Beavers trying to take my 30+yr old Willow

 

 

 

Big Willow
Can it be saved?

 

 

 

Pulling Dam Down Below Here
He went by boat

 

 

 

Waiting
Reflections of Trees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SAND CASTLES

Watching Them Work
Sand Castles on Hampton Beach, Hampton, NH

 

From the FLAGS you can see they are not all from HERE

 

 

 

 

Sand Castles
Building His Masterpiece

They work so hard moving the sand, packing it tight and then start to make it into something ,besides a pile of sand.

 

 

 

Sand Castles
Working Too

Many hours will go into each ones piece

 

 

Shoveling the Sand
Building a Sand Castle

 

Hot and  Dirty or Cold and Wet they do not quit!

 

 

 

PEACE
A KISS FROM A FISH

This one is MY ALL TIME FAVORITE!

 

 

They Will Be Judged
They have very few hours to complete them

White barrels were full of water used to tighten up the sand

 

 

 

Beside The Sea
ART

Two local companies  represented

 

Each year special sand is trucked in for our Hampton Beach Sand Castle Competition.

 

They work with very few breaks.

 

Rain and Wind are a given for this competition.

 

Sunburns too!

 

They pack the sand.

They use cool tools, most of which we can find at home.

Straws even.

Thousands come by during the week to watch them build,  then to cast their vote.

This is just the “crowds favorite”  sandcastle.

There will be judges who will pick the top ones,  who will get the CASH PRIZES.

Do you have sandcastle contests where you live?

I love seeing what they come up with year after year.

They work under bright lights, into the night this is when we go to just enjoy , sunrise is when I go for the photos.

 

Hope you enjoy playing  in the sand when you hit the beach.