Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Photo Themes



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My sister would start her day while we on vacation with a big glass of a health drink called Green Vibrance
I would prefer hash browns, eggs, sausage and coffee
My pick for #FoodFriday

China Town in Boston
My wife loves fish heads which are hard to find except in Boston or at a local H Mart

#FireworksFriday
After the show there a number of mortars to reload

Colors on Cliff Pond in Cape Cod

My Friday flower photo with dreadlocks
NHOS show will be on Valentines day in Nashua, NH







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Somero Maple Farm



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The Stearns-Burton Lecture Fund hosted a lecture by Peter and Reuben Somero about Maple Sugaring here in New Ipswich. They even provided maple treats for the audience. They explained how the sap is collected, processed and stored. Their farm is located on Poor Farm Road in New Ipswich - Plan to visit during sugaring season (603)878-2025

Sugaring season in February 2010

Sweet treats provided at the lecture by Somero Maple Farm

Model of an evaporator

Many of the Somero family members attended the lecture

A succession of tree taps The Somero's prefer the stainless steel ones for their operation

Made in the USA
China tried to get into this but the Asian Longhorn Beetle was not going to let that happen
Sadly it does exist in our country since 1996, probably hitching a ride on infested wood

One is a red maple and one is a sugar maple
Still not sure which has smoother edges



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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Throwback Thursday (Snowstorm Edition)



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We were spared the fury of Snowstorm Juno here in New Ipswich. We got about 18 inches of fluffy snow, didn't lose power, and didn't have high winds. For #ThrowbackThursday I'm taking a look at previous snow events.

I wasn't too keen on this snow business back in 1947
Stamford, CT

A flashback photo taken at Windblown X-County Ski area here in New Ipswich
We rented these antiques from the lodge
An ordeal getting those bindings on

This is the way to throw snow
My neighbor cleared my driveway in about 3 minutes
This was winter storm Nemo
Februaru 2013

My son clears away our Subaru after Nemo
Much easier with Juno


Morning Walk cold but beautiful
Damsite 35 New Ipswich
Harley takes Ollie for their morning walk in New Ipswich
February 2013

Ollie Niemi enjoying the snow (I think)
Snowstorm Saturn
March 2013
New Ipswich, NH



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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tired of winter?



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It's the "morning after" the blizzard of 2015. I awoke to a chilly 6 degrees F (-14 C) here in New Ipswich, NH.  Like so many others, I'll be spending the day digging out a car and shoveling a path to find the snow blower which probably won't start. Still we were lucky, no wind, no loss of power, no flooding and less snow than the coastal areas.

I will be posting some snow pictures eventually but this morning as I drink a coffee and look at the snow drifts, I decided to choose a few from May of 2009 when we attended a wedding in Bimini. Just 51 days till Spring,

I Had the opportunity to see part of the submerged Bimini Road as described by Edgar Cayce
No snow here
Rum based fruit drinks

No snow drifts to clear
My wife and daughter enjoying the "infinity" pool

Sky - Sea - Sand 

Now back to our regular programming, where is that snow shovel?



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Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday Photo Themes



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We are expecting some heavy snow today. That should be interesting. The Vernal Equinox is a mere 53 days away.

Don't fret!
Am example of depth of field

I chose one of the many G++ Any Day themes for today's  collection of photos

#AngelPhoto

Abstract in Twine

Flashback to 1969 in Tennessee
I was attending Avionics school in the Navy at the NAS base in Millington
We were diving around in a friend's antique jaguar and I was clicking photos with this East German Praktica camera. This was my first "serious" camera.
It came with a nice Carl Zeiss lens but I was using a cheap Promatic wide angle for this shot

My pick for #MachineMonday
Farm equipment at Hussey Christmas Tree Farm






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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Photo Themes


It might be a while till I can take a barefoot walk along the beach

China 1985
#SacredSunday

Seldom does a sign fit the personality so completely
I kept that fish grill thing for decades and NEVER used it
I wish I was this thin again

Appropriate sculpture in Port Alberni, BC

Three seniors with the appropriate eye wear

Washburn's Windy Hill Orchard in August
Some weather is moving in
Exciting times




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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Saturday Photo Themes


Red Rocks Park Colorado
When geological plates collide

Datura Seedpod aka Thorn Apple
not a good choice for ingestion

Noroton Point on Bell Island
Long Island Sound

Street Evangelist at the Boston Marathon

Smithville Cemetery in New Ipswich

Sometimes she just makes me nervous with that stare






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