Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion, continued

A few more photos from the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion in Portsmouth, NH




In the Spring the Lilacs are supposed to put on quite a show here. Ahh, the smell of sweet, salty air . . .
Not to mention the sight of purple flowers contrasting against the golden mansion. It seems like a place I'd truly like to be come late May- early June. You should join me!






Looking out over the water towards New Castle. Just beyond the island and to the left of the bridge sits the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel.





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This anchor sits down by the water in front of the Mansion. Honestly I'm not sure what it symbolized. Yeah, bad reporting/blogging. Forgive me.
On the top of the anchor where the two cables crisscross sat a horrid spider. I refused to photograph it so Elise did instead. She was insistent, so here you go. Sorry about that.

And as I had mentioned before, here are some impromptu photos I took of Elise under that big, golden maple tree.






She's such a willing and playful model, I just love it!




After wards she took a few photos of me. My leaves-in-the-air didn't go as well as hers!

What a fun time the two of us had. I hope you enjoyed tagging along!

30 comments:

Country Girl said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful, my friend. I wish I could smell the tang in that salty air right now.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You both have become quiet the photographers. :D Sounds like you had some great Mother/Daughter time, and that is a good thing.
Thanks for sharing your day.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Beautiful photos! Looks like you and your daughter enjoyed a lovely Autumn afternoon!

Robin said...

It was great the join you! You had such a nice day at a fabulous place!

The Retired One said...

You are two gorgeous ladies! Loved your photos...and that house..SIGH!! I would LOVE to join you there in the spring. Lilacs are my favorite spring flower and in that setting? Perfect!!

Jayne said...

What fun photos Sharon! You can just see the joy and mischief in her spirit!

Snappy Di said...

Great photos of the two of you having a ball together. You are such a dinky little thing.. Just seeing your picture 'should' put me back on track to lose a few pounds more. eeks... so hard to do.

Di

Pondside said...

A day out with a daughter, no matter how it comes about, is a precious thing!

She said...

Views + Daughter + Mum = STUNNING

Nancy Medina said...
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Nancy Medina said...

Now I see where Elise gets her fun spirit! These are wonderful Sharon, such treasures!
xo

La said...

I look forward to seeing the lilacs through your camera lens next spring. La

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I'm dying over the beautiful leaves! One day I will see a real fall, in person!!

Donna said...

You, your daughter, and your photos are all beautiful!

Phyllis said...

Ditto (what She said)

Becky said...

Elise has your eyes! She is fun and playful, kinda reminds me of my daughter. Your pics turned out great. I can hardly stand being back here in Lakeland after being up there. I was so meant to live in New Hampshire or Maine, that is where my heart is!

Kathiey said...

Beautiful pictures!
What type of camera do you use?
Thanks for your post!
Kathiey:-)

MaggieGem said...

As always the photos are gorgeous! What a great way to spend some precious Mother/Daughter time!

Thanks for sharing!

Steve Borichevsky said...

I know this place, but never have actually stepped foot onto the property. Wonderful set of images!

Pat said...

Sigh. I just LOVE that yellow building against the blue sky! These are all wonderful photos, and the ones of both you and your daughter are charming!

hip-chick said...

Such sweet pictures of you and your daughter. It seems funny to see you in capris at this time of year. It's been so warm.

Susannah said...

I love it that you and you daughter are having so much fun. She is a cutie!

The mansion is gorgeous and yes! I could smell the salty air!

Dianne said...

Wonderful photos! Especially enjoyed the ones of you and your daughter playing in the Autumn leaves!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Now that sounds and looks like a perfect autumn day! You and your daughter could pass for sisters. It's easy to see that you had a great time together. The mansion is beautiful and a perfect shade for autumn. I imagine it is gorgeous in the spring with all the lilacs.

Donna said...

Hey, Sharon! Wow... Every time I visit your blog I am just blown away by your photography. It is amazing!

Loved the photos of you and your daughter! They are so sweet!

I have never seen one of those fluffy geese before either! haha

You know, it always seems like our trips to Portsmouth are very last-minute, spur-of-the-moment. Some time if I have advance notice of us heading that way, I'll let you know!... Donna

Kerri said...

Thanks for taking us with you!

Cindy said...

The Autumn colors are beautiful. Looks like you both had a great time. Happy Monday.

Mary said...

What a wonderful spot to visit! ANd how nice to see you and your daughter -- both beautiful!!!

Mary Lou said...

Wonderful photos. I really did enjoy tagging along..

Eve said...

What fun Sharon! I love that mustard color of the mansion! You two are SO cute!!!