Posted: April 3rd, 2011 | Author: eliza | Filed under: nature | Tags: first sunday hikes, hiking, nature, new hampshire, white mountains | No Comments »
Last year it felt like we were so busy fixing up the house we didn’t get out to enjoy the landscape enough. This year will probably be even busier, but we’re going to try something this year: First Sunday Hikes. No matter how busy we are, we’ll try and drop everything on the first Sunday of the month, every month, to spend the day enjoying our beautiful mountains. Sometimes I miss the city, so I need this, to remind myself of why we chose to be here instead! We bought ourselves a new trail guide, and our goal is to spend the next few years working our way through every hike in the book.
It’s still a little snowy for hiking, so we made this one a snowshoe expedition instead. We went up to Greeley Ponds, off the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire. Our friend Dirk was staying with us for the week (visiting from Argentina!), so it was fun to show him the spectacular Kancamagus and introduce him to snowshoeing. It’s a pretty easy hike, very gentle ascent to a pair of lakes that have nice views of cliffs and mountains beyond. The day was so warm and sunny, we found ourselves snowshoeing in t-shirts!
Dirk tries sliding down the hill on his back
Posted: April 13th, 2010 | Author: eliza | Filed under: excitement, nature, photos | Tags: flora, flowers, gardening, landscape, nature, plants, spring | 1 Comment »
I think the previous owner of our house worked in landscaping. Heaven knows he wasn’t a carpenter and didn’t do much home maintenance, but it seems like he really put some love into our yard! Everything’s been dry and dormant through the winter but now that it’s starting to get warm we are excited to see what beautiful new perennial plants peek out to brighten up the yard each day, it seems like there’s something new sprouting or blooming, every time we visit!
crocuses and daffodils
sunny bunches of daffodils are bursting out everywhere
violets on the shady side of the house
mystery bush: what is it? we’ve been eagerly watching the buds grow and open, hoping to figure out what kind of a plant it is. still a mystery – looks like a purple cauliflower bush!
we have SO much rhubarb. Richard makes great rhubarb pies!! Any other recipes to suggest?
spring buds on trees
Posted: April 3rd, 2010 | Author: eliza | Filed under: nature, photos | Tags: fields, landscape, morning, nature | No Comments »
Woke up early to go meet the mason and talk about restoring one of our chimneys. Beautiful misty morning drive.