Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Bird Post

This section of Portsmouth, NH borders on the edge of New Castle


Doesn't it seem like a great little garden to nest in?


He's got that sideways look. Or maybe he doesn't like Sparrows either.

A view from across the water ...

...at a wonderful little neighborhood

Little narrow Partridge Street that runs up between the houses. I can't imagine where they park after we've had a foot of snow!


21 comments:

Erin said...

lovely captures sharon. love the little community there.

Laura said...

I don't think a place that quaint and pretty should have snow, Sharon! LOL!

dAwN said...

When I saw the title of your post...I had to see it..I was picturing in my mind a bird on a post..
Great shots..
very cool neighborhood..but yeah..what happens when it snows..
Snowshoes!

Carolynn said...

It's so idyllic and serene looking. Although your comment about the snow kinda burst my bubble...

Nancy Medina said...

Wow, beautiful images again, Sharon. I love visiting your blog. It's almost as fun as visiting you! Can't wait to hop on the Northbound and see you in October! yay!!!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Sweet sweet sweet little town... and now, let's talk about that gorgeous new header of yours! YUMMY

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Cedar said...

I get a kick out of Partridge St. too,... do they not get as much snow by the water?

Montanagirl said...

Hello. Just thought I'd stop in and check out your blog. Very, very nice! Love the photography, and the Header photo is terrific. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comments.
Mona

The Early Birder said...

Hi Sharon. Looks like a great location. The colours on the houses always put a smile on my face - such a difference from our neighbourhood 'red brick' over here. Cheers Frank.

Donna Marie said...

Hi Sharon! Your pics are always so professional!!!! I always come pass your blog... I don't always leave messages... but I rarely miss one of your posts! I also loved the lighthouses!

xoxoxoxoxo
Donna marie

Beth at Aunties said...

Sharon,

You captured some of our family history!!!
I got chills when I saw the beautiful pictures of the lighthouses and the the rocks on Thatcher Island.
I remembered the story of one of my husbands progenitor grandfathers, Anthony Thatcher and his wife, which was a written account following their shipwreck during a hurricane on August 11, 1635. They were the only survivors after being shipwrecked off of Cape Ann. Their five children and eleven members of his cousins family all drowned with the others...
It is a sad detailed account of sacrifice and watching their family die, written by him in old English just a few days after the incident. A Governor Winthrop at the time of Massachusetts Colonial Records states that Anthony was given forty marks and was given the small island at head of Cape Ann for his inheritance and for all they went through and lost. The Island was named after the family. Hense, Thatcher island. (they did go on to have more children:)

Thank You so much for the pictures. Would you mind if I printed them and placed them in the history? I would also like to do a post and link it back to you if it is alright.

It is amazing you took pictures of a place we will probably never be able to vist yet means so much to us.

Thanks,
*C* ~♥

Beth at Aunties said...

That is weird about the name change because it the naem is still Thatcher. Sarah Thatcher married a George Lewis.:)
Anthony was given the Island on March 9, 1636.

Interesting!

Beth at Aunties said...

O'kay, I have mud on my face:) I started reading the pedigree chart and it was Sarah Thacher who's father was Peter Thacher and his John Thacher. :) He was born in 1638. I am glad the family was blessed with more children. It was a horrific ordeal for them. I wish I ahd time to share and write his account. Thanks again .

I adore this small New England town. The homes are so happy looking! I can't imagine getting though there let alone parking with all the snow they must get!
Beautiful pictures!

Jayne said...

Such a sweet neighborhood. When you are that close, you'd better get along. I am sure they help one another out all the time. :c)

The Retired One said...

Such a wonderful little neighborhood...I love that they have renovated a lot of the older homes with so much character.

Eve said...

What beautifully colored homes!! Great photos Sharon.

Sarah said...

Stunning pictures!! I love that part of the East Coast..I'm on the other side of the country. I look forward to visiting your lovely blog!!
Sarah

Steve B said...

You do these shots so well. They are an inspiration.

hip chick said...

I love that part of town. It reminds me of the little town in Mass. Where I grew up.

Donna said...

We vacationed in Portsmouth last summer for a few days. It's a wonderful little seaside town! Your pictures bring back fond memories of being there.

Country Girl said...

How do you get your wonderful photos so large and your layout this wide?
Do you use Windows Live Writer?