Thanks New Hampshire Home Magazine for the cover shot on the May/June issue! It was a delight to work once again with Andi Axman, John Hession and the team at NHH on two stories in this month’s issue: Garden Designer’s Favorite Plants featuring Maude Odgers, Michael Gordon and Marc Hudson as well as the feature on Louisa Thoron’s beautiful garden in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Available on the newsstands now; digital edition at NHHomeMagazine.com.
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.
Autumn is a colorful time around the lilac garden at Juniper Hill.Read More
There’s nothing like a gravel road encased in fog to bring out the foliage colors and set the mood for a perfect autumn day.
Cemeteries in New England were often planted with maple trees and thus make very colorful spots in the fall.Read More
There’s nothing more satisfying than stumbling across a few hidden ponds while out searching for good foliage shots. The beautiful backcountry of New Hampshire never ceases to amaze!
One of my favorite subjects for fall photography is this red barn located in Hancock, New Hampshire. I have taken many shots of it over the years from many different angles.
One of my favorite spots to photograph in the fall is this little pond on the outskirts of Hancock, New Hampshire. I simply love the way the hayfields surround the pond, with it’s colorful foliage, all set against the backdrop of that lovely little hill. I have photographed this scene many times over the years and it never fails to please.
Monet would have been perfectly happy had he been able to be in New England during foliage season.
After the “swamp maples’ turn their bright red in late September or early October, one of the first patches of true autumn color in our area happens with these ancient maples along an old gravel road that winds between houses and barns, some being older than the trees themselves.
Rhus typhina, our native Staghorn Sumac simply loves the edges of pastures. To say it is a volunteer under these conditions is an understatement. It leads the charge. I remember when we first moved to the farm, I spent a great part of the first year clearing very large Staghorn Sumacs that had suckered and were marching toward the center of the pasture from every edge. The beauty of the plant, however, has not been lost on breeders who have developed a number of cultivars for the garden including the show stopping Rhus Typhina ‘Tiger Eyes’ (below).
Lots of fuzzy green growth on the trees means that Spring has finally arrived in New Hampshire.
If you look past the more beastly aspects of a winter ice storm, you'll find great beauty in the landscape and garden.Read More
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
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
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.