December 23, 2016

Mt. Washington Railway

It appeared to us below that the railway way reaching to the top.
Once we were in our railway car we realized that this wasn't even the beginning of the ascent!
You could almost draw a line where the frost began.

The chugging begins.

While waiting for you train there's lots to explore at the base station.

All the railway cars are tin top notch shape.  
Ascending and Descending the mountain every day requires on-going maintenance.

The passenger rail cars provide warmth and comfort for the ride.

December 17, 2016

Mt. Washington Cog Railroad Base Station

Starting at 2700 ft is just the beginning of adventure at the Mt. Washington Cog Railroad Station.

The beginning of the climb.

The ole steam engine is the worker bee!

Look closely at for the cogs that gives the mountain its name!

The cogs keep the trains safe when navigating the mounting tracks.
Through the rain, snow, sleet, ice, winds and 'sun', the cogs keep the train secured to the tracks.

From all around the world folks make their way to the mountain.
--If you build it they will come--
God provided the mountain and the cog railway provided the access!

December 12, 2016

Kennedy Compound and St. Andrews Hyannis Port, MA

St. Andrew Episcopal Church
Sitting on a grassy hill the views out over the ocean is astounding!

St. Andrews looks out over the Kennedy compound along the ocean front.

You can see most of the Kennedy Summer homes from out on the ocean.  
The three dormer home was Joe and Rose's!

A wide view of the palatial Hyannis ocean front homes.
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November 14, 2016

Super Moon 2016

I was ready for the super moon of 2016 last evening.  Camera settings checked and tripod set up.
I got a few lovely shots as the moon was first rising then as its color faded I got a few more shots.  When I was ready to go to work this morning I stepped outside and the moon was even more beautiful!  I snatched the camera and no tripod because Mr Moon was descending quickly.  As it was going down behind the leaf barren trees I snapped away.  I felt I missed the shots but upon uploading my pictures I realized the trees gave it character all its own!
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Last evening - Nov 13
The moon was rising and growing bigger!

Last evening  - Nov 13
As it lost its orange glow the moon was still visibly larger than usual.


November 3, 2016

Mt. Washington Hotel ~ A day inside

A cozy day inside the Mt. Washington 

From the ceiling to the floor artwork provides a place for your eyes to gaze.

A grand piano always catches my eye ~ and a Steinway to boot!

Each door has old world character!

A relaxing pseudo outdoor spot where you can stay warm!

November 1, 2016

Mt. Washington Hotel ~ Bretton Woods

My first thoughts on viewing the Mt. Washington Hotel?
~That porch is my destination!~
Before you enter the premises of Mt. Washington you're in awe by the building itself let alone the astounding mountains surrounding the area.

That Porch!
Sit back and relax with your favorite hot or cold beverage.
The scenery can mesmerize you for hours.

The ever changing clouds on top, below and through the mountains changes the view continually.

Even the back of the hotel offers awe filled moments!

October 27, 2016

Lost River Gorge, New Hampshire

Through the pines on the trail at Lost River Gorge you can peer out to the New Hampshire mountains that roll in every direction possible!

My turn to squeeze through the boulders!

Sometimes you go up - up - up and then sometimes you go waaaaay down!

If you choose you can do some sperlunking! 
The boulders have markings to give you directions to go in one end and crawl, squeeze, or whatever it takes to come out the other end!

October 25, 2016

Vermont by-ways

Although tucked away in a little holler the ole barn and silo was being framed by brilliant color!

The bicycle barn?
Not sure of the reason for the yellow bicycle but between it and the unreal colors it catches your attention!

Who can resist a little white Church.
I pray that these small beautiful Churches thrive!

Another barn being highlighted by the Vermont colors!

October 24, 2016

Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves

Everywhere you look New Hampshire granite is laying around looking beautiful!

A fantastic way to spend a Fall afternoon.
Romantic too!

The boardwalks winds through the forest going up - down- around - and even inside!

If you're tired there's a couple of seats along the way!

The boardwalks take advantage of the sturdy granite boulders.

The waterfalls along the way offer a peaceful hike.
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October 18, 2016

Stowe, VT

Iconic Vermont Fall
This blessed little Church in Stowe, VT is one of the many Churches that get snapped over and over again in the Fall season.  I wonder why?  Just look at the color!

October 17, 2016

Pemigewasset River ~ Woodstock, NH

After a week in New Hampshire and Vermont this scene was
my most favorite.  We passed it every morning leaving the campground.
We saw lots of Fall colors and amazing sight but this one
is the one that stuck with me.
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September 15, 2016

Rose Cliff Mansion ladies

Found this lady in the back of Rose Cliff strolling the yard.

Found this lady of Rose Cliff watching over the Rose garden.

Waiting for Rapunzel!

September 12, 2016

Rose Cliff Mansion

The view behind Rose Cliff isn't so shabby either!
Especially if you're looking across the Atlantic Ocean

How about a nice lawn party?

Take a stroll around the back yard and compare your mansion to all the 
others lining the coastline.

A long hot Summer?
Dip your toes into the fountain!

Mother Goose and Friends

All the statues give you a whimsical feel!

The beauty surrounds you no matter what room you enter at Rose Cliff.

Maybe this is where the bookkeeping was done to make sure Rose Cliff was well maintained!
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