Saturday, May 1, 2010

Town Hall and Free Library ~ Hampton Falls, NH

These are left over photo's from early last May that I never got around to publishing



You can see the beautiful Lilacs gracing the front door of the Hampton Falls Town Hall. The past few days our Lilacs have just started to bloom. Tonight when I went for a walk I took my first good sniff of one since last Spring. They were intoxicating. It might be time to go over to my neighbors and cut a bundle for the kitchen table!



She's a grand old flag, she's a high flyin' flag . . .




Directly across the street sits the Hampton Falls Free Library. Isn't it a beauty? Looking back I wish I'd taken a few more close up photos of the entry. I'm telling you, there's nothing like an old New England town building. They carry such wonderful character.

Is anyone else following the tragic events unfolding along the Gulf coast? I find myself constantly checking CNN for updates. Hopefully something can be done to cap the flow of oil, and soon. What will happen to the fragile ecosystem in the region, only time will tell. It can't be good though.


24 comments:

Patti said...

I'm new to your blog and, I have to say, I am homesick. I grew up in Lowell and lived in Massachusetts for the first 35 years of my life.

Your pictures are beautiful. Thanks for bringing back so many memories...

Love your blog.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Those lilacs are gorgeous! I have a bouquet that I picked this afternoon in my room right now... smells wonderful ♥
It's absolutely horrible what has happened on the Gulf coast; I truly fear for the ecosystem and condition of its wildlife.

Karin said...

We lived in Wyben, MA for only 4 years, but it has a permanent special place in my heart! Absolutely love visiting your photo blog just before bedtime and then dreaming of all those lovely places! And to think that Heaven will be even more awesome and amazing!

Snappy Di said...

I have friends that live in Alabama and they are completely filled with worry over the effects this oil spill may have on their area and the wildlife. Obama is opening up our Virginia Coast now to drilling. I wish they'd just work on alternative methods and do away with all drilling as these oil spills affect so many people, animals and even peoples ways of making a living. But don't get me started as I may never shut up.

Di

Riet said...

Your pictures are as always beautiful Sharon. I love the lilacs and their colour. Have a nice Sunday

Carol at Serendipity said...

My ancestors are from Hampton Falls and Amesbury. I have not been there for many years. Your pictures are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

We are very concerned about this oil slick. Energy is such a complicated issue with no easy solution.

Carol

Jayne said...

Another beautiful old building captured as no one but you can capture them Sharon!

I am also just so sickened by the thought of all that oil and what the ramifications will be... so very sad.

Nancy Medina said...

Beautiful Sharon, I can't wait to see your lilacs lady! xox

Susan said...

Hi Sharon: Lovely shots. Lilacs are not out yet, here in western Mass. Can't wait for them because I adore their fragrance. Love New England buildings, too. Take care. Sincerely, Susan

The Gathering Place said...

Beautiful old buildings with so much charm. Thanks for sharing.
JoAnn

Laura said...

The buildings in your "neck of the woods" are so beautiful! I have three lilac bushes, and the smell is so yummy!

Balisha said...

Love these pictures. You live in a very beautiful spot.

I can't imagine living on the coast and just having to watch and not be able to do anything. I hope that this tragedy will make them think twice about offshore drilling on the east coast.
Balisha

Pat said...

Love those old clapboard buildings. ANd I'm always fascinated by libraries! I love the purple lilacs against the white of the buildings. Lilacs always remind me of the house we grew up in - we had a large lilac tree in the back yard. Our house would smell of lilacs from the freshly cut flowers that were put in vases throughout the house.

Kerri said...

My heart is breaking over what is happening along the Gulf. Every time I think about it my eyes tear up ....

What beautiful buildings ~ and I LOVE to see our flag flying high.

The Retired One said...

Sharon, these photos are so charming and stunning. Lilacs are my all time favorite spring flower..I just put my entire face in the bushes and INHALE! ha
I am presently at Madeira Beach, in Florida, on the Gulf...they are saying the oil slick may head this way..it is such a tragedy that it has happened and I worry so much about those gorgeous wild birds and plant life on the coast.....

Jan's camera said...

This is so pretty and quaint.

Susan said...

Such a blue sky! And yes, the news is terrible - it is all water and tides and coast and sea creatures there and it is like a nuclear bomb about to hit them - and that oil still flowing. Heartsick here.

hip chick said...

I have been riding my bike a lot and as I ride along all I can smell is lilacs and apple blossoms and all sort of other spring scents. Every yard has something different blooming. It's wonderful! Everything is so early this year...I hope that means that summer will last longer!

The Curious Cat said...

What beautiful buildings! So gorgeous! xxx

Hula Girl at Heart said...

I could spend hours in that quaint little library curled up with a good book. Something old where the binding cracks and smells somewhat musty.

Joanne said...

Just gorgeous lilacs in your photographs. They say the lilacs, and other blooms, are early this year in New England because of the hot spell we had a couple weeks back. Early or not, who can resist that lilac fragrance!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I love the building the library is in Sharon and those magnolias below are fantastic. Its roots must be deep in the earth is it has survived like this.

Mary said...

*sigh* what gorgeous old buildings!!!

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