There are many streams and rivers in and around Wilton, New Hampshire. Since Wilton is also on the edge of the bigger hills of southern NH, there are several waterfalls.
Just a few miles from my house there is a very pretty falls that everyone knows about and visits. Actually, I haven’t been in a few years, but I used to go all of the time. Here is an older photo of it taken in early winter (yes, that is snow).
A little farther out, and just over the border into Mt. Vernon and Milford, is Purgatory Brook with the three main Purgatory Falls, Upper, Middle and Lower, plus many pretty smaller falls. Last year I did a post on this beautiful hike. Here is a photo from Monday. Continue reading →
If you’ve been reading my blog at all over the last few days I’m sure you realized that my brother came up from Philadelphia to go hiking. I had a few posts about our short hike(s) on a trail that is just a few miles from my house. I haven’t said much about Saturday. That’s about to change :)
We got up bright and early (or actually still very dark and early) Saturday morning and drove up to New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Specifically we went up to the Franconia Notch area and did the loop around Mt. Layfayette. The loop is about 8.9 miles (14.3 km). The top of Lafayette is around 3000 feet (915 m) above the trail head and the total climb (since there are several peaks in the loop) is about 3900 feet (1190 m). It is not an easy trail, but it is a fun one.
Second view of Lafayette – that’s still a couple of thousand feet up there! (The mountain to the right is Mt. Lincoln – it is smaller, but closer so looks bigger).
I really didn’t have a lot of time for photography this Autumn, but I was able to get the camera out a couple of times and I took a lot of phone pictures. Although I shared some of the phone pictures before, I redid them in Photoshop. In some ways I like the Instagram versions better, but I’ll leave these up as a contrast. Like this picture out of my Kitchen window up in Wilton, New Hampshire.
Did you recognize it? It has been posted before, an early November scene of grey and the last glowing embers of autumn. Continue reading →
I live in a little village in New Hampshire, Wilton. One of the cool traditions of this small town is the Christmas music. Around Christmas time they play Christmas music from the bell tower of the town hall. The music is all bell music, though I’m pretty sure it is recorded. Tonight was the first night they had the music playing. There was also something special going on in town because there were paper lanterns lining both sides of the street through the short “downtown”. Continue reading →
If you remember back to late September and early October I was saying I didn’t think the Autumn colors were going to be all that spectacular. The seemed a little late in arriving and were quite as bold as some years.
I was on Cape Cod last weekend. As usual, I took a few pictures while I was visiting. There were some of the expected beach pictures, but also some fall foliage pictures, like the one below of the Herring River in Harwich.
I stopped in Milford, Massachusetts on my ride home from Cape Cod on Monday (October 12). I often do this and take a long walk on their excellent rail trail. The difference was, this time I carried my camera. It was a beautiful, sunny day and I think a few of the pictures came out quite well. What do you think?
Back in New Hampshire, I took a short walk up the road from my house on Wednesday (October 14). Some of these pictures aren’t that bad.
Here is the whole collection. Remember to click on them to see the detail – some of these pictures you really need to see full screen! Once you click one, you can scroll through them all. I hope you enjoy a taste of Autumn in New England!