Sunday, October 9, 2011
October 9 marks the one year anniversary of our move-in day. Much has happened in our first year, including significant weather events and changes/enhancements to the property. Much remains to be done. Today I bring the First Year gallery to a close. The Year Two gallery begins tomorrow!
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Baldr and the Chipmunk
Baldr waits for a chipmunk he's been chasing on the stone wall. The chipmunk is a constant source of great interest for the young dog.
Friday, October 7, 2011
The moon rises over the trees with Mount Monadnock on the horizon to the right.
Stoddard, New Hampshire
Thursday, October 6, 2011
A frosty start this morning to what turned into a lovely day with sunshine and blue skies. The forest canopy is thinning a bit, but peak fall color is expected here this weekend.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
We had a day of mostly sunshine today for the first time in a week maybe. Baldr celebrated by jumping over a fallen tree with a stick in his mouth.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The apples are dropping at a steady rate. We had not seen the doe for awhile until this morning when she appeared for breakfast under the tree.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Mount Monadnock sits on the horizon beneath an intriguing cloud bank. Monadnock is a Native American (Abenaki) term referring to an isolated hill or mountain.
This image taken from the south pasture, Andorra Forest, Stoddard, New Hampshire.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Another overcast day today. This view is from Cold Spring Pond in Stoddard, New Hampshire.
Friday, September 30, 2011
I took advantage of a cooler day without rain to cut some firewood.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
A Blustery Day
Heavy bands of rain filled most of the day, giving way to some gusty wind and a hint of clearing this evening.
September 28, 2011
An Autumn Medley
Technically a year has passed since I first began this gallery on 9/24/2010. But I have decided to extend this gallery through to October 9, 2011 since that is our official, one year, move-in anniversary.
After that? The second year gallery begins, of course!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Baldr likes to tear up paper. He had permission for this one. :>)
Monday, September 26, 2011
Return of Summer
Although it looked like fall, it felt more like summer today.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Apple Picking Time
The apple trees around the yard are laden with fruit. The apples are small and blemished, but tart and quite tasty. With pruning, perhaps the output can be improved.
We easily filled a bucket with drops and after some time in the kitchen, converted them into 12 jars of chutney.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Lower Stillwater, Ashuelot River
This area, about a mile down the road, is always the first to put on an early display of vibrant color.
Cloudy and misty this morning, the colors are more vibrant on a clear, sunny day. A Lee polarizing filter was used for this image.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Lisa spent the afternoon preparing and canning homemade salsa using tomatoes and peppers from the garden.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
With the arrival of frost potential, the tomatoes are now off the vine and safely inside, ready for processing.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Literate Canine
Baldr passes the evening engrossed in an improving book about upside down puppies.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Yesterday, Lisa took Caspian for some exercise along the main road toward town. Baldr and I tagged along to provide an escort.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
The First Volley
Autumn has fired a shot across our bow, what with the chilly weather and some beginning color.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
A Chill in the Air
Caspian was a bit feisty this morning, probably due to the light frost. With the advent of some cooler weather, he may need to start wearing his sheet at night.
Friday, September 16, 2011
A Change In The Weather
Cool and crisp this morning with a bit of slushy ice on the windshield.
Scattered frost warnings are posted for tomorrow.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
I've been so busy processing wedding photos - two weddings in a weeks time - that I just realized I hadn't posted here for two days.
This image is from September 6. I was framing up the swollen little stream that feeds Abbott Brook to show all the excess water. Unbeknownst to myself, Baldr decided to run in and leap over the stream just as I tripped the shutter.
I liked the unplanned result very much.
Monday, September 12, 2011
He's blending fairly well into the forest, waiting for a chipmunk, no doubt.
A larger image view will more clearly reveal his whereabouts.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Lovely skies overhead today.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Ready for harvest and the freezer, some are splitting due to too much rainfall.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
I awoke to rain for the fourth consecutive morning. The weather is supposed to improve today and tomorrow. Hopefully so, as all the rivers and streams are currently at or over capacity.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Hint of Autumn
The landscape is still predominantly green and lush, but hints of Autumn are starting to appear. The Red Maples, which often begin turning in late August are now starting to display some tinges of color.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Swollen from heavy rainfall for the second consecutive weekend, the unnamed brook sluices its way through the Andorra Forest wilderness area.
Monday, September 5, 2011
The three-day Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer. Unfortunately the rain came, quite heavily at times, putting a damper on outside activities. Enough rain already!
Relegated to the inside, what else was there to do but to rest from our collective labors? ;)
Saturday, September 3, 2011
38% of the moon's disk is visible tonight..
Friday, September 2, 2011
Baldr helps Lisa unpack items from a box that has been in storage for many years.