Monday, January 4, 2010

Sim Farm

I love this farm, and yes, it's owned by the Sim family. All of the following pictures were taken this morning.



Right now I'm very infatuated with Jon Olsens winter landscape photography collection. Though my photos are much brighter than his, I still find his work inspiring.

On Sunday morning I shot this farm during the snow storm. You may be seeing those pictures on my blog in the very near future.


We had a wonderful week-end of non-stop snow. It started on Friday and kept on snowing right through Sunday night. It made for beautiful New England winter scenery.



After a week and a half off the girls wished they didn't have to go back to school this morning. We all enjoyed our time together, Christmas was wonderful, and my oldest daughter finally got her license. She was thrilled. Now all I can do is try not to worry ... but you probably know how that goes.



Tomorrow I'll have all the Christmas decorations put away, finally. For some reason the new year is making me feel energized, something I don't normally feel in winter. Think I'm going to run with it!

I hope the new year is making you feel the same!

38 comments:

Kerri said...

It is it is! I feel very energized to start this new and exciting year.
Your pics are awesome! We have been in a deep freeze here. No new snow but VERY COLD!

Snappy Di said...

Oh how I love the colors of their farm buildings.. looks as though they put some real thought into making their farm a beauty!

Deep Freeze here too... I am needing some sunshine and warmth big time. Time for a vacation to Arizona later this month.

Great photos!!
Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Laura said...

I love seeing snow without footprints and tiremarks, etc. Such beautiful scenery, Sharon. We're supposed to get some of the white stuff on Thursday. I'd rather just enjoy yours!

Susan said...

Hi! I think what makes New England so different from Ontario is colour..as in New Englanders painted their homes and barns and made a statement of place. In Ontario, you seldom see brightly coloured homes/barns...don't know why that is and won't hazard a guess about British sensibility versus not British sensibility! Makes for great photo contrasts though!

Country Girl said...

Oh, yes. I know how that goes (with the license). And these are such wonderful photos, Sharon. So beautiful. We may get snow this weekend, too!

Cindy said...

Beautiful photos and that snow looks wonderful.

I know it's not the same but they expect snow flurries in the panhandle (Florida) and by Thursday we could have them here where I live. Isn't that amazing? I hope we do. It's better than nothing. Oh, I love love love the snow.

Cindy

MaggieGem said...

Sharon, your photos are feasts for the eyes. I love big red barns, especially with snow on the ground. Your photos are much clearer than Jonathan Olsen's, I prefer the clarity in your set.

Loree said...

Such beautiful photos. They look like straight out of a postcard.-

Riet said...

Your photo's are as always beautiful again. You could sell them for Christmas cards :)) and everybody would want them.I love the snow and the red barns, beautiful country.

Jayne said...

Love your beautiful farm in the snow Sharon. :c) I am also feeling excited by the coming year.

Susan Wicker said...

Hello Sharon. You captured the peace and loveliness of the farm! Isn't New England a great place to live? Yes, sometimes the winter is challenging, but I love the change of seasons and the magnificence of the landscapes. Happy New Year and have a great day. Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Janean said...

just found your lovely blog!!! your photos are amazing. i'm off to read more about you and your farm, photography....stay warm!

Cedar ... said...

Lovely shots! And re: the license, I DO know how that is, as I went through it with three kids of my own. Now, I have one grandson driving and a granddaughter counting the days until a February birthday. Let the worry begin!

hulagirlatheart said...

Ah, the parental worry that comes with the driver's license. It does get better...a little.

You guys have the best scenery.

Phyllis said...

Absolutely, perfectly New England! Gorgeous :)

I'm feeling energized too!!

Judy said...

Sharon, these photos are wonderful!! The best part of winter is the crisp air after the snowstorm has ended, and before the snow gets all muddied about!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

very beautiful captures sharon. you did them perfectfully.

The Curious Cat said...

I'm running out of adjectives to express my delight at your photos... Simply superb once again...what beauty! xxx

Glenda/MidSouth said...

It is beautiful to see in photos, but I don't want it here. Snow is predicted starting Wed. night thru Thurs. and single number temps Fr. & Sat. night. I have had enough Winter already.:(
Yes - worrying is normal.

Betty said...

You pictures are exqusite. What kind of camera do you use.
I am working on the energy thing.
Good luck not worring about the new driver I had six of them and I suvived and so did they.
~~Hugs~~

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

I started to feel like I was going into a post holiday slump...and then I saw this...and my mood lifted...this makes me so happy..is it the grass is greener thing....i am baking out here in California...and seeing these pictures of a quiet New England winter just about sent me to the moon...and you have inspired me to get off the couch and go take some pictures..even if it is 80 degrees......

more later...so glad to have you in my life....

Fondly,
Kary
xxx

PinkCat said...

New Hampshire looks so beautiful whatever the weather, but I'm loving all your beautiful snow pictures!

Glad you had a great Christmas - hope you continue to feel energised throughout 2010! x

Rural Rambler said...

Beautiful Sharon, simply beautiful! The third photo is my favorite.

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

On our drive Sunday, we were looking for a red barn because I'm always so thrilled to see yours! You've got more snow than we do too!

Frances said...

Gorgeous. Makes me want to relocate!

Erica Houskeeper said...

These are very beautiful photos, and the farm is so pretty. I loved Jon Olsen's winter photos in the new issue of Yankee. Taking photos in the winter can be such a challenge, but his work is definitely inspiring.

Happy 2010!

dj said...

ohhhhh.....i could so live on that farm....

i feel that energy too....i usual, seriously hate january, but something is different this year. i am actually.....gulp...
appreciating it.

did you get all your decs down? i felt like you do about my living room too....i can hardly remember what was in it prior to xmas.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Steve Borichevsky said...

This is exactly what New England looks like in the winter. Wonderful shots.

Sandy@American Way Farm said...

Beautiful pictures! Somehow there's nothing quite so picturesque as an old New England farm. I noticed the sun is out where you are. It's still snowing up here in the north country and I don't think we'll see the sun till sometime next week. It's absolutely gorgeous here but I do miss seeing my shadow.

MaineBirder said...

I think your photos are excellent! The snow is not over-exposed, colors are awesome and the composition is great. Great job Sharon!!

hip chick said...

Beautiful pictures. I sat inside and read Great Expectations all weekend.

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I feel very energized just seeing these pictures. Such beautiful scenes. You truly live in an amazing place. I read your blue moon post and had to laugh....I was thinking the same thing....Cosmos moon from "Moonstruck".
Still no computer for me! Hopefully soon!
xo,
Carole

Donna said...

I'm glad you had a good winter break with your daughters. I'm envious of all the snow you got over the weekend! Most of it just barely bypassed our area of Connecticut.
I like your "wallpaper." It's kind of similar to my new background, only yours is prettier and more delicate.

Chatelaine said...

Crisp and white- love the farm photos. Very New Englandy!

momma-lana said...

I love the pics! Worry is part of the kids driving. We have 5 and I have learned that there isn't a thing that worrying can change. I did worry about our oldest one driving but now that they are all grown I'm just glad I'm not the taxi driver anymore!

New England Fine Living said...

Your photographs are so beautiful!

Joe said...

Me gustan mucho estos paisajes nevados!
Saludos, Joe