Friday, September 24, 2010

New Hampshire beauty

Today while I was out and about I decided to take a few back roads to see what I could come across to photograph. After all, that's how I usually find the best stuff!



A wonderful old gem sitting in someones yard, up on a hill. Love this.




Autumn's colors are coming along slowly but most tree's are still green. Because it was such a dry summer many leaves are turning brown and dropping. This was an awfully pretty tree at the end of someones driveway. If you look closely you'll see a red reflector sticking up so the plow guy doesn't hit the rock wall in the winter.




Wouldn't you love to sit on the front porch of this house and watch the world go by on a warm summers day? The house, barn and property are like a little piece of New England heaven. I want to live there.




The barn that goes with the house is fantastic! On the left portion you'll notice they actually have a shoppe, but it didn't appear to be open today or I definitely would have stopped. And who knows, maybe it hasn't been open in years.



The red sign says Dow Farm Shoppe

Out in back, around the corner from the white flowers, on the left, is a chicken coup built onto the side of the barn. It can only be seen after you drive by. Even the coup looked immaculate! Lucky chickens!


So there you go, a few random photos. And speaking of random, thank you all for the wonderful and sincere words of encouragement you left me yesterday. It lifted my spirits and was just what I needed! Who knows, maybe Random Thoughts will be a regular addition to my blog.

21 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for the tour! Everything is still green here, but it is dull, dirty green. Everything is so dry, I don't think the leaves will be very pretty this Fall.
Have a great weekend.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

oh my goodness...my heart rate just went up...i LOVE this...that tree and that rock wall...the house with the porch..a dream...the barn...

thanks for helping me to a dose of Autumn in New Hampshire...stuck all the way out here in HOT ( 100 degrees ) and dry Ol' California...

Wishing I was there....

Kary and Teddy

Snappy Di said...

I need to find some new back roads to explore. I drove lots of them 2 years ago but haven't done so in a while. Always found neato things to photograph.

Love the barn and little shoppe!

Di

Hula Girl at Heart said...

Yes, yes and yes to all of your comments. Sometimes I drive around for hours on Sunday afternoons looking for picture opportunities. I find the best stuff that way. These are all great. Love the building in the top photo.

clairz said...

I love that phrase, "the plow guy." We used to have a plow guy when we lived in New Hampshire, and he was an important part of our life because he meant that we could get out into the world again after the snowstorms came.

Now that we live in New Mexico, I guess the plow guy's place has been taken by the adobe guy, who is an important part of our life here in the desert because he knows how to keep our adobe buildings from melting back into the earth when the monsoon rains come.

As you can tell, I found your beautiful photos very evocative. Keep wandering those back roads and showing us what you find. Please.

Pat said...

Random drives often lead to the best photo ops! I love the old house on the hill with the chipped white paint the best!

Cindy said...

Fantastic photos. I love the tree and wall photo. Actually all of them are great. Makes me wish I lived up north. Have a wonderful weekend.

Mary Lou said...

I love this so much. Maybe the shop would be open tomorrow!!
Thanks for the tour and sharing a part of your life.

Mary said...

Oooo, I want to live there, too! :)

Jayne said...

I was thinking as I looked at your images that they'd be perfect as a backdrop with detailed descriptions in a novel. I can imagine the story of the people who live in that idyllic setting. Wonderful slice of New England Sharon.

She said...

I hope to find some back roads like this, you are really getting me excitred now..lol

Susannah said...

Your radom photos are wonderful. Oh, how I love the little house in the first picture. It would be so much fun to fix up.

Keep clicking that camera. You are so good at it!

Friends,
Susannah

Dog Trot Farm said...

Sharon, you take us to the most scenic spots. I do take note and write them in a notebook as "places to visit". BTW My husband has become a regular at the Clam Box thanks to one of your post's. I am afraid to say due to the heat and humidity this summer our traveling was limited. Hope you are enjoying these lovely Autumn days!

Pear tree cottage! said...

Sharon, I wish with all my heart I was back visitig my dear friend and this dearest part of the world........Your photos have made my heart skip a beat! with joy!! Fall in New Hampshire "is the world treasure" Lee-ann

Kerri said...

Oh, these are SUPER!

Char said...

what gorgeous finds!

The Curious Cat said...

Just one week to go until I am on your side of the pond - these photos have excited me! Soooo much! :) xxxx

La said...

I'm a new follower. I love your blog. Your photography is beautiful.

Have a great day! La

Donna said...

Those are beautiful sights you found and pictures you took. They make me feel a little homesick!

Steve Borichevsky said...

Ah, but it was a great day to get out and about! I'm still hopping for some local color. The swamps down here have been showing some.

Yes, the farm looks like a great place to live.

The Retired One said...

Love these little houses and the old one too..your area of the country just seems MADE for photography!
Gorgeous shots!!