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This is the trail that enters our woodlot. Bordered by ancient stone walls, during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries it was the coach road that connected the small towns of Greenfield and Francestown, New Hampshire. In the mid 1800's there wouldn't have been any trees here as land was cleared on both sides of the road for pasture during the Merino sheep craze that swept through New England at the time.
There was just some light snow last night and this morning but these powder coatings usually make for the best winter snow photos.
I love old barns and it was fun to get a peek under this one in Hancock, New Hampshire.
I realize it’s a little early in the season to begin complaining about winter. However, waking up every morning to below freezing temps has already made me yearn for warm summer evenings like we had on this shoot, standing amid acres and acres of sunflowers, in southern Pennsylvania.
Nikon D810 Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 1/200 sec f/11 70mm ISO 100
After the record-breaking cold of Thanksgiving day, it has been several days of fog and rain here in our corner of New Hampshire which is slowly melting away the snow.
Temperatures took a real nose dive here over the Thanksgiving holiday but everyone stayed warm and cozy by the fire and enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving feast. I hope you also had a wonderful holiday spent with family and friends.
It was the first snow of the season yesterday but, unfortunately, I didn't have the chance to take many photos. I had not finished putting up the winter deer fence and, as bad luck would have it, about three or four deer descended on the garden Thursday night. Sigh. We finished the fence today and so hopefully things are now tightly sealed off and secure
The maples that drape over the rooftop of the Hidcote-inspired folly at Juniper Hill never fail to give their best in the autumn.
I don't know the variety of this crabapple. It's ancient and was here long before we were. However, it's the most prolific fruit producer of any crabapple in the garden.
This mature Japanese Maple was already here and well established when we moved to the farm and it was quite large then. I’m not sure what variety it is. Most likely ‘Bloodgood.’ Whatever the cultivar, it puts on quite a show every fall and it’s always a bright landmark whether you’re driving to or from the farm.
Autumn is a colorful time around the lilac garden at Juniper Hill.Read More