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, February 28, 2011
Sorry, I'm cheating - this is actually a photo from yesterday as Lisa was tacking Caspian for a ride. Although it's tough going, she was able to find some half decent areas in which to trot and even canter him a bit.
Today we wave farewell to the month of February and inch another step closer to spring.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Sunday (plow) Driver
We awoke to learn that another five inches of snow had fallen in the night. I spent most of the day clearing roofs (again) in preparation for the wintry mix heading our way tomorrow. Brian arrived in the afternoon to free up the driveway and clear the parking area.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
With the snowblower inoperational this year, I am spending quality time with the snow shovel.
Today I am busy cleaning up the 12 inches of new snow from yesterday.
Friday, February 25, 2011
I had the road to myself for the first five miles. But upon reaching the hill, I dutifully assumed my place in the morning snow train and completed the remaining journey at a crawl . Another 8-12 inches coming today. Getting tired of snow photos.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I've been fooling around a bit with long nighttime exposures. This is from last night, looking north from the driveway. Polaris is the fixed dot on the right side, around which all the other stars rotate.
There are various methods for capturing star trails. My approach here was a simple 30-minute exposure time @ iso 100.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Yesterday we awoke to find coyote tracks in the front yard and horse paddock. It appears that two of them leaped the electric paddock fence and crossed to the woods while one skirted along the perimeter.
The snow is hard now and they can easily run along the surface. While they generally won't bother horses or livestock and it seems they were just passing through, nevertheless their appearance so close by is a bit too bold for my liking. I spent last evening hanging ammonia soaked rags along the perimeter of the paddock in hopes of deterring any future incursions.
Monday, February 21, 2011
The Opposite of Cold
I have started reading Michael Nordskog's wonderful book on the Finnish sauna tradition in America. And Aaron Hautala's fine photographs help to warm my bones this long, cold winter.
P.S. For those of you not clear on the pronounciation: the first syllable of the word sauna rhymes with "pow." This is the correct Finnish pronounciation - it was (and is) never pronounced any other way in my family.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Wile E. Coyote, at your service...
A coyote passed over the hardened snow along the south logging road sometime in the past 24 hours. If by any chance he was looking for the Roadrunner, I'm sure his hunt was an unproductive one. Likely, his quarry was a rabbit, whose tracks were also in evidence.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
In yesterday's thaw, the snow on the stall roof began sliding off. But it only went so far. Today the wind is howling like a banshee and the cold has returned, leaving the snow half on, half off.
Friday, February 18, 2011
The American Indians have many names for the February full moon, including; Snow Moon, Bony Moon, Little Famine Moon and Moon When Trees Pop, to name but a few.
A big thaw here today, with temperatures well above 50 F (10 C). What a change! Lots of melting, but still a looong way to go. Colder temperatures return tomorrow.