Friday, January 31, 2014

Deep in the catalog - Ski Breckenridge

2420 days ago - Ski Breckenridge

There was no one skiing in June 2007 but the lifts were running
Wonderful view of the mountains from this vantage point

At the top of the lift I had the idea that I was going to hike up this hill, that didn't happen!
I didn't think that altitude was going to be issue when we attended my niece's wedding but for me it was
I took a few steps up this hill and turned around
I think the altitude is almost 13,000 feet. I'll stick to our 1000 feet here in New Ipswich

Another view

High on a mountain, what do I see?

I looked but couldn't find any fireworks

I'm not too fond of heights, this ride made me a bit nervous

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Deep in the catalog - Breckenridge, Colorado

2422 days ago in Colorado

We attended my niece's wedding held in Breckenridge, Colorado
We spent several days exploring the ski area, the town and the surrounding area

I think this is Lake Dillon a large fresh water reservoir. It some great trails and views.

At the time many  of the trees were being killed by the Mountain Pine Beetle
 (Note the tree on the right) and large stands of trees were covered in brown needles, an obvious fire hazard.

Wonderful trails

Ski Trails

Snow in June

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Deep in the catalog - Red Rocks Colorado

2422 days ago (in Colorado)

Geologically these stones comprise a "Fountain Formation"

Such an interesting place

Imagine the geological forces that created this

Another view of tectonic forces

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Deep in the catalog - June 2, 2007

2432 days ago

The Swenson Family  decided the old barn was a danger and beyond repair
This was the day it would fall

Needs some work

The plan
Attach a chain to a support and pull

Second attempt. The first shifted it, but remained standing

Help I've fallen!

The dust settles

Monday, January 27, 2014

Deep in the catalog - Memorial Day 2007

2444 days ago - Memorial Day

New Ipswich Memorial Day 2007
Memorial Day

Central Cemetery Ceremony

In 2007 the New Ipswich Congregational Church was closed due unsafe and unhealthy conditions
It underwent extensive repairs and is open again for services
The NICC is the staging area for the Memorial Day Parade

Morning Ceremony at Smithville Cemetery
Memorial Day 2007

Ollie Niemi leads the Memorial Day Ceremony at Smithville Cemetery

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Deep in the catalog - April 18, 2007

2475 days ago
April Showers

Parking area at Damsite 35 underwater

Souhegan Overflowing into wet lands

Cement Spillway completely submerged
See my posting of September 2006 photos for a contrasting view

Dam spillway
This is the highest water level I've seen since I've been walking this path

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Deep in the catalog - April 2, 2007

2490 days ago

Presidential Election season starts early in New Hampshire. Every 4 years candidates start appearing in the small towns of New Hampshire. It is required that they stop at diners and coffee shops to chat with the "regular folk". The Peterborough Diner has always been a popular venue, it looks great on television.

These photos were taken on April 2, 2007.

Candidate Obama stops at Peterborough Diner

Candidate Obama meets with supporters 

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Obama signs copies of his book "The Audacity of Hope"

Supporter being interviewed

If only it would happen

Friday, January 24, 2014

Deep in the catalog - March 17, 2007

2505 days ago

March is a cruel month, a few warm days then more snow. We celebrated my wife's birthday with friends in Peterborough in their cozy log cabin.

Snow covered patio furniture made me think of warmer days to come

Lonely chairs

The sensor on the Olympus E500 was not very good at high ISO settings
This was taken at ISO 1250 but I like the effect

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Deep in the catalog - March 2, 2007

2519 days ago

It is brisk 0 degrees F this morning. Last night while adjusting the downstairs thermostat to RAISE the temperature, I inadvertently turned the damn thing off. I awoke to a chilly 52 degrees (F). The good news is that the pipes didn't freeze. Making the slow climb back. 

Today I'm posting some photos from March to make you dream that winter will end and we'll be back to the warm pleasant days.

Winter doesn't end in March

Note the snow is blowing SIDEWAYS!

John leads the way followed by faithful "Bud" the dog
Our morning walk over the Flood Control Dam in Smithville

Dick Martin's house in New Ipswich
A classic New England colonial

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Deep in the catalog - March 30, 2007

2490 days ago

Maybe I should title this "Not as deep in the catalog". I'm rapidly approaching the mid-point in this retrospective  album. This selection is most welcome this morning. We awoke to a toasty 3 degree F temperature which has cooled down to 2.

The pellet boiler is keeping up with the demand but this may mean a two bag day.

Warmer times are coming, here are some shots taken at the end of March right in the backyard. Think Spring! It is only 57 days away.

Chickadee, one of my favorite birds

50mm macro shot

The earliest crocus I have, always a welcome sight

Can't wait to see these again