Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The music of a summers evening



I wanted to share with you a few images from an outing I took on Tuesday evening. The Exeter Brass Band was playing at the bandstand and it was high time I made time to go see them! After all, it's been a tradition in Exeter, NH since 1847 so you know they've got to be doing something right. Wonderful old traditions and New England go hand in hand.



You can't tell from my photo but there was a good crowd filled with people of all ages. The weather was perfect for an evening of outside entertainment.




A fellow reveler of the entertainment




The band was wrapping things up when I decided to stroll around in hopes of getting a few decent sunset images. As I wandered over String bridge I couldn't help but notice the sunset on the river. Purples, pinks, yellows, and golds all meshed together to form the perfect palette.










Then I turned around to look up river but was not expecting to see this . . .



It was a most delightful evening : )


21 comments:

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Great photos as usual. I loved the last one of the falls over the river.

Chatelaine said...

Fantastic. Love Exeter. Looks like an All American thing to do this week. Wonderful sunset shots, love all the pinks.

Happy 4th.

Susan said...

Loved all the photos, Sharon. That sunset was spectacular. Don't you love the band concerts? So cool. Susan

RedWillow ~ a Beauty seeker said...

I love the expression on the little guy and wow the light is stunning. You really had a beautiful stroll and I felt like I was almost right there. Just gorgeous.

Kerri said...

Oh, it does sound Delightful!!
Your sunset shots are lovely - and what a GREAT bonus shot of the Moon!!

Eva Gallant said...

Your photos are wonderful! Especially the first and the last...those are my favorites!

MaggieGem said...

Wonderful shots, as usual... Love that moon shot at the end, beautiful!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice shots! It has been to hot to enjoy outside activities here.:(
Looks and sounds like an enjoyable 4th.

June said...

What I love so much about your blog Sharon is that I am transported with your writing to one of the most beautiful states in our nation. I have always dreamed of visiting your state and will some day soon.
I could almost feel myself standing there listening to the band (I love a brass band) and strolling around taking it all in.

Thank you for your beautiful blog and your friendship.
sending hugs...

Carol Mattingly said...

Beautiful images and looks like a good time had by all. Stay cool. Carol

BECKY said...

How absolutely wonderful are these sunset images!! Sounds like a lovely day for you! I'm so glad!

I have to say how very much I love your header. As soon as it appears I feel like I have been whisked away to a fabulous shore! Thanks for that!

Have a wonderful Friday and weekend!
Blessings,
Becky

Jan's camera said...

Wonderful sunset photos and of course that full moon. Thanks for sharing.

The Retired One said...

Gorgeous, and wonderful settings that you captured with your lens and talented eye! Loved all of the images!

Gone Country said...

Looks like a perfect ending to a perfect day. Lovely photos!

Gone Country said...

Looks like a perfect ending to a perfect day. Lovely photos!

Custom Comforts said...

I love your last picture! It looks like the essence of New England to me - just perfect.
Cindy

Judy said...

What a lovely series!! I can't decide if my favourite is the dog, sitting at attention, bathed in the golden light of evening, or the moon above the river...

GailO said...

What a glorious day indeed! Wonderful sunset/moonrise photos! I hope to go to a town green concert tonight and I hope the weather is as good!

Georgianna said...

It looks like it was a most delightful evening, indeed, Sharon! Your sunset photos are sublime and how magical to catch the full moon rising. Love it!

xo

Becky said...

My heart belongs in New Hampshire and Maine. Great photos as usual. Love the last one. Wish I could be there!

Kelli said...

My friend and I recently wandered around Exeter and wondered why we hadn't done it sooner.
I love the shot of the falls - wow!