Every year, Jackson, New Hampshire and the surrounding towns welcome the pumpkin people to their midst. Businesses and residents alike come up with some wonderfully clever ways to turn pumpkins into…something else! (The competitive juices get flowing, too, since votes are cast by the public to determine a winner.) I make it a point each … Continued
Ministry appreciation month is drawing to a close. We were honored to create dozens and dozens of personalized plaques for so ministry team members who are special to you, our customers, as you marked the occasion. That said, many others prefer to say thank you to clergy at the end of the year. In that … Continued
Portsmouth harbor is an ice-free, deep water channel that’s been used for shipping since the 17th century. It handles millions of tons of shipping each year, and some of the vessels which come in and out are quite large. The Moran tugboats, which guide those ships, are a fixture on the downtown Portsmouth waterfront. Last … Continued
Looking around at the astounding beauty God has given us to enjoy in the natural world, it’s enough to make you want to shout How Great Thou Art! This is one of my favorite spots at Bear Notch in the White Mountains. (In the west they call them “passes”…in the south they’re “gaps”…up here, they’re … Continued
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. Beautiful any time of the year, New Hampshire’s White Mountains are breathtaking in autumn. The vibrant colors only last a short time, but what a show it is. If you’ve never experienced it in person, I recommend adding it to your bucket list. … Continued
This is such a wonderful thought from author Victor Hugo, isn’t it? Go to sleep in peace; God is awake. Indeed. Pictured here is the iconic North Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The commercial fishing pier is in the foreground, and a lovely autumn sunset adds warm hues to the scene.
Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing. ~Barry Finlay The cog railway (oldest in the world) has been climbing New Hampshire’s Mount Washington since the mid-1800s. Pictured here, the train is beginning its ascent on a beautiful autumn afternoon.
The sunrise is God’s greeting; the sunset His signature. I was fortunate to witness this spectacular sunset late last week. What beauty surrounds us in nature! As lovely as this was, it was heart wrenching to watch. I’d checked the clouds regularly in the hours leading up to sunset – and the conditions did not … Continued
New Hampshire’s White Mountains are lovely any time of the year. In autumn, though, they’re breathtaking. Brilliant hues of yellow, orange and red appear everywhere. Just when you think you’ve seen the most magnificent scene you could ever imagine – around the next bend of the road something even more spectacular appears. I’ve been photographing … Continued
I love this George Santayana quote: “The earth has music for those who listen.” So many miss the wonders of the natural world because they don’t stop to notice. There is endless beauty in nature. Spending time in the great outdoors can sooth the spirit, bring rest to the weary soul, and re-energize one’s creativity. … Continued
A sky full of cumulus clouds is a beautiful thing. Add to that the fiery autumn colors and lovely White Mountains backdrop, and (for me) the landscape can’t get much better. This is what it looked like last week up north.
The autumn foliage “show” is in full swing in New Hampshire’s north country. Things got moving a little earlier than usual this year, with colors peaking in many areas in the White Mountains already last week. I spent a few days up north on a photo shoot last week, and will try to get another … Continued