Retrospective and Resolutions

Outside my front door

Outside my front door

December Snow

December Snow

My summer visitor

My summer visitor

The beginning of a new year…a time to think about the past year and to make plans for the new year ahead. There were more opportunities for some outstanding photos in 2012 with our trips to Arizona, Cape Cod, Thailand and Italy, as well as outings in our beautiful state of New Hampshire.  Participating in a juried regional show, being accepted into a juried artisan’s association, having my work sell at a nearby gallery and in shops in New Hampshire…all of these things plus the support of friends, family and clients made 2012 a wonderful year for me and my photography!

The addition of another Canon camera to my backpack will, hopefully, keep me inspired to catch the perfect light! There are so many places to explore, so many photo ops and with a new year ahead, I can’t wait to get started!

Happy New Year, Everyone!

The Carr Bridge

The Carr Bridge

White Gate Farm

White Gate Farm

Mill Pond

Mill Pond

A Red Poll at my feeder.

A Red Poll at my feeder.

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Doing what I love…

Sometimes the days just aren’t long enough! Summer days, for all of their extra hours of daylight, fall into this category. Now that the shorter, chilly days are setting in, my hope is to post more on my blog.

On a crisp Sunday afternoon, the ice and light made for a perfect combination!

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Amazing Night Creatures…

The warmer June nights have brought the fireflies flitting through the backyard; the loons calling from the nearby lake; the Luna Moths to the back door attracted by the lights. We spend more time outside tending to the gardens, relaxing in the evenings on the back deck and slowing down to enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

Luna Moth

A beautiful Luna Moth

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Birds and Blooms

Sometimes it’s nice to walk with no destination in particular in mind. I found myself doing just that over the weekend and was reminded that our quiet corner in the country holds many simple pleasures with its birds and blooms.

We are nestled in the foothills of Mt. Sunapee, and we have a view of the some of the windmills on the hill in the neighboring town. On this day, there were a few clouds, but the windmills were clearly visible standing like sentinels over-looking the valley.

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Gunnison Lake

The Goshen Ocean

The weather this weekend has finally provided an opportunity to get out and about. I spent some time at the lake next to our house yesterday watching the loons and ducks, and just enjoying the changes that Spring brings to the hills and mountainsides of this area of New Hampshire. The Goshen Ocean, as it is known to the locals, is a quiet corner of New Hampshire where there is always a lot happening with the wildlife and the everchanging scenery. Spring is one of my favorite times here!

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Happy May Day!

May Flowers

Trillium

The much-needed showers we’d hoped for in April are falling today. A bit of a damp start for May, but the flowers appreciate it, and the fire danger has been dropped to LOW.

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Bring on the May Flowers!

May FlowersWe didn’t have many April showers, but I’m hoping the lack of rain won’t affect our May flowers. We had some beauties last year!

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