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Loving the Weather

So many in the US have awful weather but for the most part the area of NH I call home has enjoyed 80’s and 90’s with rain just when we need a good soaking. This has helped a lot as all I seem to do these days is mow and trim weeds. I may need a goat as I am now covered in Poison Ivy/Sumac and never had it bother me before.



This is a perfect spot to capture shots of all who stop by for a drink or some fresh bugs even the bugs(dragonflies) find plenty to their liking.

I still must force myself to get back to watercolor with all this action and work it seems to no longer be a priority. Guess I have just gotten so involved in so many projects it has taken a backseat. I will bring my paints out tonight as the heat from the day fades and just get a wash onto the paper and then see where I go from there. I do not have a creative block as I create stuff daily just still grieving I guess.

The Hummers fight over who will use the swing I hung up for them.

I am in our local garden club and am involved in pulling off a Brew Fest to raise money for the “Friends of the Library” now to get all the people together and the forms filed with all agencies and town officials. We will hold the event here at our own 1/4 mile dragstrip New England Dragway and Motorsports

New England Dragway

Burnouts always happen here.

You would not think it would be a lot of work to pull off a 4 hour event but it is. We will set up early tear down after and help get the track put it away for winter.

We are hoping for a successful fundraiser so we can do many things for our library which is getting an addition finally as the 50’s building was not meeting the needs of an aging population.



Garden Clubs matter

Got to run it will be 90 today and I water the plants right after I finish coffee.

Have a great day everyone sorry about the large photos too busy to go add the smaller ones.

Stay safe!

Dragonfly
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The Bugs Have Arrived

Cardinal Meadow-hawk Dragonfly
Cardinal Meadowhawk in VA BEACH
Eastern Pond-Hawk
Eastern Pondhawk in VA BEACH
Dragonfly close-up
Eastern Pondhawk in VA BEACH
Dragonfly at rest
Halloween Pennant in VA BEACH
Damselflies of all colors
At my home in NH
Another close-up shot
VA Beach Heat Wave brings out the Dragonflies

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Off Into The Woods We Went

With my girl not doing well we had been sticking close to home for the last year but it was nice out yes in the mid 30’s F and I surprised her with “Do you want to go for a walk in the woods? To which her reply was a wagging tale as she ran to the door to wait for us.


My Girl JT soon to be 13

So with camera in hand and a happy dog the two of us old folks set off for a trail that runs off behind my barn(future studio) to begin our walk.

It is a mixed forest with so many varieties of trees and plants.

There were places where snow was still visible as well as patches of icy areas we had to be careful of none us needed another injury.


All the rain and cold temperatures made for a pretty landscape.

I spotted something round up in a tree a little further ahead and pointed and asked “You know what that is to Ron?” he had no clue I did but used my zoom to make sure.

not with my zoom

This one is though

Porcupine in NH Forest
Ever get that feeling you are being watched well we were.

We kept walking and did for just about an hour as she is not well and it had been a while it is all about my girl these days




Border Collie in the woods
On the scent she tends to get a bit to far ahead so I call her back you never know if hunters have set traps out here.

I think I needed to get out here more than she did. Just so pretty in these woods I have called home for 30 years.


NH Forests
Round rocks remind me here in the Granite State of possible floods as we all know I deal with constantly do to a lake further back being released.




Vernal Pool in NH
Vernal Pools dotted today’s walk in the woods. Don’t let the ice fool you it was so beautiful out.



Tree Tops
Trees, what can I say you all know I dig trees.

Thanks for joining me.

Merry Christmas
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Autumn Given The Bum’s Rush

Yes sad to see Autumn pushed out by our first snow which for me is always too early 🙂

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But with this monster I made it all go away quick as it fell.

These shots are from the day before

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Yard is now under water that froze
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They filled up before the snow arrived.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you here in the States.

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Reunited

A young man looses his high school ring at the beach.

My treasure hunter finds it.

I do some investigating to locate the owner.

We are able to see him put it back on his hand where it belongs!

Perfect ending.

REUNITED