Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Spring in Newburyport


All these photos were taken a week ago while I was in Newburyport, Mass. The rain had just let up and the sun was dancing in and out of the clouds. Perfect for photography.













Heavy rain pulled down blossoms that were already hanging by a thread







I such a sucker for a white picket fence













It's been raining here for days. I'm anxious to get out and take pictures but between work and this miserable weather the odds aren't in my favor. From what I understand many other bloggers are dealing with endless rain too. Here's hoping we all get a bit of sunshine soon!

39 comments:

Jean Nelson Paintings and Photography said...

Whether it's the NE or the NW rain has taken over where the snow once presided. Where is the sunny weather??? I once found a little book on taking pictures on gray days by an Oregon photographer. But the trick is to keep your camera dry between showers. In any event, love your rainy day shots - lovely images.

Susan said...

Loved every single one of your photos, Sharon. Gorgeous. Susan

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Know what you mean - we are finally getting a break from the rain, but more coming in Fri. & Sat. :(
Enjoyed seeing your photos.

Karin said...

Ooooooooing and ahhhhhhhhing here!! Don't know if I spelled that right!! Thanks for my virtual tour!

Pamela Gordon said...

Gorgeous photos! I love old towns and the beautiful flowering trees and shrubs. We've had the same weather but ours will be improving starting tomorrow - finally! I hope yours does too. ;-) Pamela

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Beautiful photos, you are a superb photographer! And I, too, am a sucker for white picket fences. :)
Best,
Gloria

Stacey Dawn said...

Oh goodness - what beautiful pictures! Those buildings are magnificent and I, too, love white picket fences!!

clairz said...

These are just the absolute essence of spring in New England. I can just smell the air when I look at these photos. Ah, damp air, too. So rare here in the desert.

Elaine said...

Wow, nice portrayal of a lovely town. So glad it cleared up for you.

Looks like rain til Saturday. This is getting ridiculous!

MariCrea said...

Love your photos
for me it's like entering a world I don't know ....
it is so different from Italy
have a nice day
Mari

Robin said...

Sharon, lovely post! I am very taken with your part of the world. I've never been there, but it certainly appeals to me.
What a grand house that is!
We had a rare sunny day today. It was so nice! We have had a lot of rain too!

Snappy Di said...

Yes. Endless rain here too, but in many ways it makes for some beautiful photography in between the showers. Soon it will be hot and humid outdoors so I'm hoping the springtime rains stick around a while longer.

Di

Owlie said...

i love how all the trees are in bloom! i took my mom (she is from ipswich and i now live in gloucester) to maudlay state park for mother's day and then downtown for lunch and all the trees were singing with bees and blooming, it was so beautiful!

Rosie said...

What a pretty town...your pictures capture it perfectly! I feel the same way about white picket fences...they always add such charm to a yard.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Let's hear it for some SUNSHINE!!!
Your photos are just beautiful, I love walking around old Newburyport, it's such a great town! Have a great week!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Simply lovely photos!

As to the rain, yes we over in NYS are stuck under this ding-dang rain pattern too. -pout-

Gentle hugs,
~♥~

PinkCatJo said...

It looks blooming lovely! So different from when we were in MA last October. x

missing moments said...

Yep , rain, rain, rain. But when the sun peeks out, great photo opps happen. Like yours! These are beautiful!

Carol Mattingly said...

We need to form a posse and go out in search of that sun. Love these images. My fav is the wreath on the door shoot. But I have to say between you and Steve at Shooting My Universe I am longing for New England now. But I can't get back there till next summer. Carol

Country Girl said...

My gosh, girl. These are luscious.

Raining here too. It feels like it's been days. Oh, wait. It has. The sun came out some on Sunday and it was pretty steamy. It would be so nice to see the sun ~

Rural Revival said...

We're up to our eyeballs here in Southwestern Ontario..really, enough is enough. : )

Love the shot with the boy on a scooter!

~Andrea~

Sheilagh said...

You really take me away from my cares and worries with your photographs.
They are utterly beautiful.

Thank you

Sheialgh

Laura said...

There is nothing like the beautiful colors of spring! Love those pink trees!

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

We finally got a little bit of sun today! And that first photo of the yellow house is amazing.

Char said...

gorgeous shots - amazing the difference in seasons. we're into summer here....a bit early but it's definitely summer

Jen (emeraldsunshine.org) said...

Gorgeous photos! I wish my neighborhood looked like that right now.

Georgianna said...

I'm mesmerized by these photos, Sharon! So many beautiful details and colors. After a lot of rain, we've had some glorious sunny days. I hope you have, too, and that your weekend is great! xo – g

Mary said...

Oh yes, I'm a sucker for a white picket fence, too. What beautiful houses there -- quintessential New England!

We finally saw the sun for a few minutes today. I really thought I would go nuts if I had to go through one more day of rain... Looking forward to a sunny weekend. Hope yours is sunny, too, Sharon!
xoxo

Kim said...

What beautiful photos and love the photos of the homes! You live in an area I would love to visit someday! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo Kim

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I just came back from North Beach (went to the Beach Plum) and Newburyport. I recognized a lot of these houses. Wonderful photos.

the silver of His fining said...

Thanks for sharing these, Sharon! They are gorgeous. Made this yankee homesick for the old sights. I moved from Rowley, MA to WI ten years ago. Newburyport was one of our favorite spots. (Not much sun here either.) Joyce

Cindy said...

Beautiful photos. I love those red trees and that home is gorgeous.

Judy said...

I love that first shot, with the raindrops on the apple blossoms!!!

Som mine dager er said...

Beautiful images! Rainy days can also be beautiful, especially if seen through a camera lense - your lense :-)

Thank you for warm words on my blog. And for liking my signature :-)

Marit

Rose West said...

I was in Newburyport in the fall once... gorgeous town!

Donna said...

Sigh. Your pictures make me so happy. They make me feel connected with my beloved New England. Thank you!!

vicki said...

Sharon- your blog is so beautifully descriptive and illustrated- truly you make me want to be there. Such gorgeous photos- you have a great talent--
Thanks for sharing all that you love in the place that you call home--
Vicki

Lisa RedWillow said...

Breathtaking. Makes me want to move out of the country and become a city girl. I loved these.
Fantastic view though your lens.

dAwN said...

You take the most Awesome photos! I am having a great time scanning thru your posts!