Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Winter photos: Enfield, NH

I would just like to start by sending a brief message to the person who left the hurtful, anonymous comment on my Vlogging post last week:

I would appreciate it if you would no longer visit my blog, you are not welcome here. Your message might have only been one word but it stung. Please, just go someplace else.



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Below are a few photos I took this past Sunday while my husband, daughter, and her boyfriend were skiing at Whaleback Mountain in Enfield, NH


There was a light dusting of snow falling for much of the day. Perfect for the Queen Anne's Lace







One lucky Crow I'd say!



Looking out over the Lake Mascoma







The best way to go sledding ... with a snowmobile to take you back up the hill!



Enfield was originally a Shaker Village



The Enfield Shaker Museum, which seems totally out of place in this NH town. For more info click HERE



My husband, daughter Elise, and her boyfriend, Logan



Maybe next time I'll go skiing too! Maybe . . .

As always, thank you for stopping by : )

45 comments:

Jayne said...

Beautiful images Sharon. Me? On skis? Heading downhill out of control? Uh, no. :c)

I don't allow anonymous comments period as it's amazing to me the things people feel free to type when they are not named. Just might consider it if you are able to do that... block all anonymous posters.

Joanne said...

Your photos are all just stunning!
I love the way you frame them.
You are such a gifted photographer!
I am sorry you were hurt...I moderate comments now to avoid that.
Thank you for sharing such lovely images!
Blessings!
Joanne

Judy Crowe said...

Your photos are wonderful. I live in Texas and love seeing the snow pics. Here in Houston it's actually supposed to snow on Friday but probably won't stick. I am so sorry that someone left a hurtful comment on your page. Your work is stunning. Thanks for sharing it. I am an artist myself and I know how hard it is to put your things out there for the world to see. God Bless.

traci said...

absolutely gorgeous. every single image.

Nancy Medina said...

Yes, whoever that mean person was, POO POO ON YOU! There, that should take care of them Sharon! : ) I also adjusted my comment settings, I hope this was just some random weirdo. These photos are wonderful Sharon, I was so excited to see you had a new post when I got up this morning, especially since you sent all of your weather down here to Dallas for me. You are so thoughtful and generous!
big hugs to you and the babies...
xox

Snappy Di said...

I'm so sorry I missed your vlog! I know I would have enjoyed watching it AND left you a lovely message. Some folks are just hateful through and through. I'm so sorry they hurt you.

Di

Hula Girl at Heart said...

Love the pics. Makes me want to get in the snow. However, I truly stink at skiing. I'm a fanny slider all the way.

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

You were almost (like 15 min away) in my neck of the woods! Looks like a great trip. Whaleback is a nice little ski hill. I really like Enfield, especially the village, except I haven't yet gone there purposefully to take photos. Maybe this spring!

Jan's camera said...

Lovely photos. I especially love the one with the snow crystals. Nature is amazing. Sorry you had to have a hurtful comment. Your blog is so lovely and inspiring. Thank you.

Pondside said...

Sometimes I miss a real winter - especially when I see photos as beautiful as yours. The first one looks like a picture from a jewel box - and the crow is gorgeous!...his smug happiness jumps out of the frame!

forestal said...

wonderful images of winter!

I for a while had comments stored and had to be reviewed. Now they allow deletion so I just have word id .

Happy winter Sharon :)

dan

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I always enjoy your photos. That is the way I enjoy snow - in photos. Bring on Spring.
I am sorry that happened to you. I had to start moderation and stop anonymous comments over a year ago.
Stay warm.

Gone Country said...

Your photos are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing them!

I am so sorry someone left you a hurtful comment. I am new to blogging and I know that a mean comment would crush me. I don't get a lot of comments now since I'm so new but maybe I should go ahead and figure out how to block anonymous comments now.

On a more positive note, please keep sharing your awesome pics and stories... they're quite enjoyable!

Carolynn said...

I'm sorry someone hurt you, Sharon. I've experienced something similar and you did the right thing by calling them on it. Bullies don't like the light of day.

You take some of my favourite photos - LOVE the shot of the red barn in the snow. About as perfect as it gets.

xoxoxo
Carolynn

Marzipan said...

Lovely blog!

Pat said...

Unfortunately there are some mean people out there. And they have to hide behind the "anonymous" name. Creeps. Sorry you were hurt.

I always, ALWAYS enjoy your photos. Keep 'em coming!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Your photos are lovely! I'm sorry your feelings got hurt, can you block anonymous posters?

Mary

Emily said...

I'm so tickled that I've found your blog. I so enjoy your photos!

Susan said...

Hi Sharon...You are an immensely talented photographer. I always enjoy your spectacular photography.

It is unbelievable to me that someone would leave a hurtful comment on your blog and then not even have the "guts" to sign a name. To me, such a person is one thing---JEALOUS. I still think it might be a good idea to block all "anonymous" comments. Truly, Sharon, I'm sorry that happened to you. There are a lot of jealous people in the world but we cannot let them get to us. Susan

A. Jarrett said...

Ah, skiing! I think that I would be right next to you with my camera!

Gorgeous captures.

Deb Zoulias said...

I am so enjoying your blog and photos. I grew up in Northern NH and now live in Maryland. It's nice to see your photos!! Thanks for sharing.

Custom Comforts said...

You have the most beautiful pictures in blogland and you are so blessed to have all that beautiful scenery to work with. I'd have to travel far and wide to come up with anything half as beautiful as what you have at your fingertips. I always look forward to your posts!
Cindy

Ginny said...

Thanks for sharing the great photo's. Love the crow with the bread, it looks bigger then it's head.

Chatelaine said...

Aw, now I remember the beauty of Winter. Thanks for reminding me!

Char said...

gorgeous shots for sure! love the closeups especially and the red barn

mormar said...

Beautiful pictures as always. I love how you look for the unusual, the snow on the queen anne remains, the crow with the rather fat french fry. Things that most of us wouldn't notice. And I have to agree with Nancy, why did you send the cold here? This is the coldest night yet, we are going to 20. It has never been that cold in the 12 plus years I have lived in this state. Please, shut the door!

Karen said...

THANK you for the crow pictures - they just delight me! And thank you for sharing your New England with us - a place I long to visit - but probably will never get there. With your pictures I feel transported to your snowy landscapes and can almost smell the salt air in the summer:) And the Autumn . . . oh my! You love Mother Nature and it shows!

The Curious Cat said...

Wow...my heart just aches...it simply aches...looking at these photos - especially the one with the caption: 'Looking out over the Lake Mascoma'. Sitting here in this lively but grey office, every inch of me just wants to get up, walk out the door and catch the next flight over. It is going to sound cheesy but if I never find a man to love til my end days, then I will simply fill this space with my love for New England... xxx

PS Whoever is leaving you bad comments can shove off. Don't let them get to you - just look at all the positive words you have here! That is far more important! xxx

Janice Badger Nelson said...

I love your blog, the pictures are beautiful.

Mary said...

Oh how I LOVE that red barn! And all the rest of the images are just beautiful, Sharon!

And I'm so sorry you had that nasty comment. I know how one comment can really upset you for days! I recently changed my blog to forbid anonymous comments. If someone wants to mean, the least they can do is sign their name...

SouthernSass said...

Beautiful shots! I would love to try skiing, but I think sledding is more my speed.

I am sorry someone left a nasty comment - what a jerk! It is really sad when you come across folks like that. I think you are awesome!! :)

Linda said...

We visited the Enfield Shaker Village in Fall 2009. I really enjoyed your winter photos.

Carole said...

Yes I don't ski either or at least not in a long time. Never could get the real hang of it though all my friends growing up were amazing. NOw if you had been skiing you would have been able to photograph just beauty....and so much safer!

Sorry about the comment. I wondered what happened to your post? I've never gotten a bad one yet but I'm sure I'm due!

xo,
C

Nicky said...

Just found your blog - love it! Beautiful photos!

Yolanda said...

Loving these snowy wintry pics so much. They are so pretty.

retriever said...

Very lovely fotos, best regard from Belgium; Louisette+2 golden retriever, one blue cat chartreux.

Valerie said...

Sharon - your photography is so inspiring to many of us who continue to strive for excellence. The clairty - the colors - the subjects - the whole package is so motivating to me.

I wish I lived in a place that had such picturesque things to photograph. With temps so cold and the landscape covered in snow and work and family - I am discouraged that I can't get out and get some more practice.

I love your blog - and so neat you added the bit about the Shakers - I have always been intrigued by their lifestyle and the religion. They were a bit scary - in some of their practices - and very inspiring in other ways.

Love the post!

Angie said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing these beautiful winter images.
Sorry that someone hurt your feelings.

MaggieGem said...

Images are all absolutely stunning! The red barn is postcard perfect.

Sorry you've been hurt by a spineless jerk! Hopefully that doesn't happen often, but there are pretty nasty people out there.

tinefiskrivnaord said...

Hi, I just found your blog through my sister's blog Hjem Käre Hjem: http://hjemkarahjem.blogspot.com/
You have wonderful photos here on your blog and a very inspiring life. =o)
I am looking forward to follow you in the future.
Have a great weekend!

//Tine

Kristina said...

winter is so pretty in your pictures! i like that one with snow covered lake especially.

Lynda said...

Lovely images, Sharon! The queen anne's lace is so pretty and I love that red barn!!

Have a great week! xo

Carol Mattingly said...

Absolutely gorgeous. All of them. And your family is wonderful! Carol

Judy said...

My favourites are the QAL and the goldenrod, all covered with snow and hoarfrost (I love that word, for some reason)!!

Kathleen Marie Pequignot said...

Breathtaking photos! Thanks for sharing your lovely place on earth. :)