We already had a fair amount of snow on the ground here at Juniper Hill even before they predicted yesterday's "bomb cyclone." I think just naming the storm a "bomb cyclone" scared a lot of people into thinking that this was going to be something more than just a good ol' fashion noreaster. It wasn't.Read More
It was great fun working with writer Roberta Hershon and the team at Design New England Magazine on the feature on Juniper Hill that just appeared in their January/February issue. The magazine is available on newsstands now or you can check out an on-line version below. Thanks, Design New England!
Crikey, it's cold out there! Old Man Winter was really scratching at the window panes last night. By morning the temperature had dropped to -14 F and has only made its way to a meager 9 degrees today at noon. Quite the cold spell, even for us here in southern New Hampshire! I'm looking forward to a bit of a warmup tomorrow when it's to top out at around 25 degrees. But that little bit of a break is to be followed by more snow on Thursday.
For the above image, I used my iPhone to capture a photo of the frost on one of our window panes yesterday morning and then used Photoshop to layer in Winter Warlock who, if you're as old as me, you might remember from Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Keenan Wynn did the voice for Winter Warlock whose cold heart was melted when Kris Kringle gave him a toy train. Let it be known that I'm willing to go out and purchase a few toy trains if that's what it really takes to break this latest winter freeze!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our friends, far and wide! Wishing you all the best in 2018!
I have walked by this clump of Yews many times but the late afternoon light, a beautiful winter sky, and a light snow cover gave it an entirely new look and appeal.Read More
I thought I was going to Concord to photograph a few holiday doorways. Little did I know that I would get caught up in the arrival of Santa.Read More
It’s time to put on the waders and go out and harvest some winterberries for those holiday decorations. Winterberry is actually Ilex verticillata, a deciduous holly that’s native to eastern North America. It prefers to grow along ponds and streams or in wet, swampy areas, thus usually necessitating the waders, or some kind of waterproof footwear, if you plan to make your day of harvesting the least bit enjoyable. We have plenty of good winterberry habitat here in New Hampshire, so finding enough of the berries to brighten up the holidays is never a problem.
It's snowing! Not our first of the season but beautiful, nonetheless!
Who needs holiday decorations on a morning like this, when you've had a gentle rain and the light is hitting the water droplets just right?Read More
I'm just loving all the interesting forms and textures in the November garden like these Monarda seed heads, especially when they are accompanied by some of the finer, more frillery grasses. Gone are all the bright colors of summer, now replaced by the more subtle browns and beiges so characteristic of this month.
On the day after Thanksgiving, I'd rather avoid the black Friday madness and instead clear my head and stretch my legs with a walk in the woods.Read More
Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours!
I shot the image of this tree in the fog almost ten years ago. Even though it was taken in the early spring, it exemplified the mood I was feeling on this rainy November day before Thanksgiving.Read More
It was great fun collaborating with writer, Roberta Hershon and all the folks at Traditional Home magazine on the fall feature on Juniper Hill, appearing in their October/November issue. For a peek at the article, click on the link below.Read More
If you shoot with a DSLR, or any camera other than a phone or tablet, and normally edit and store your photos on a desktop or laptop, you know what a hassle it can be to then post them to Instagram. Here are a couple of quick, easy--and best of all free--tweaks that you can make to your Chrome or Safari web browser that will make posting directly from your desktop or laptop a breeze.Read More
The light snowfall we had on Tuesday presented an entirely different "winter look" to the red barn, with the Japanese Maples and Dogwood still holding onto their leaves. All of the leaves will soon drop to the ground and, except for the bright red of the barn, this view will appear much more like a black and white image.
Autumn in New England is a special time of year and there is no more beautiful spot to enjoy the glory of the fall foliage than in Mark Hudson's beautiful New Hampshire garden and nursery.Read More