This gallery documents the first year in our new home and property in New Hampshire, beginning in late September, 2010. Comments and inquiries are always welcome.
The most recent entries appear on Gallery Page 1. To view earlier entries, click a later Gallery Page number. For a larger view, click an image.
Monday, March 14, 2011
The period of time that we here in New England refer to as Mud Season has begun. It usually occurs in mid-March, so we are right on time, despite the severe winter. Though it can make for difficult, if not impossible, driving conditions, it is a good thing nonetheless, since it means that the frost is finally coming out of the ground.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
The melting snow is soft enough that Lisa was able to take Caspian for a quick spin this afternoon. He's chomping at the bit for a good run, but that will have to wait until conditions improve more.
I awoke this morning with a nasty sinus heachache which continues to dog me throughout the day so this is the extent of my photographic endeavors.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Ice out at the bog creates some interesting patterns and textures. I can hear the red-winged blackbirds trilling away on the other side, a pleasant sound to hear in harmony with the running water.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Another day of rain today, another day of bailing out the basement. A late afternoon walk to the bog revealed some open water along with some red-winged blackbirds trilling in the bushes. Maybe spring really is coming!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
A Patch of Grass
A picture of little interest, except that a patch of exposed grass is showing. It will be a while before the rest of the yard catches up, but it's a start.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Caught Between Seasons
Monday brought more vacuming and bailing. As the day progressed, the rain changed to freezing rain and light snow with temperatures dropping into the teens F. Over Saturday and Sunday a lot of snow melted, but an equal amount still remains.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Spring-ing A Leak
It began raining sometime in the night and has continued all day. Not good. While the enormous snow pack has diminished noticeably (good) a lot of it is running under the threshold into the basement (not good).
Now I know why the former owner left a shop vac and industrial mop in the basement. My estimate is that I've vacumed approximately 50-60 gallons of water today.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
I can count on one hand the days that it's actually been above freezing this year, thankfully today was one. Caspian senses spring. With the temperatures at 40+ F, he was happy to shed his blanket. While conditions are not conducive to riding, he did his best to vent some energy by tearing around the paddock this afternoon.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The driveway is covered with a sheen of frozen sleet since Monday. With the right sled, I could probably turn in a pretty good run.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
In Like A Lamb
For the most part, March 1st was lamb-like; above freezing and sunny, at least. Enough so to melt yesterday's sleet still present on the truck and Ian's car this morning. This is just a quick shot while the Corolla warms up.
Only 19 days until Spring.