25 February 2012

Snap Shot Saturday - Up North



Silent Bob and I took a jaunt this past week Up North ... we drove up through the northern section of New Hampshire ... an area known as The Great North Woods. Towns like Dixville Notch, Colebrook, Stewartstown, Wentworth Location ... all of them isolated and quiet, dot the region. This shot was taken from the rest area along Rt 91 just before coming into New Hampshire from Vermont. The shot looks east toward the Franconia Range of the White Mountains ... Mounts Lafayette, Lincoln, and Liberty are the likely suspects  ... the clouds are spectacular ... yes?

Normally, there is a bustle of outdoor sportsmen at this time of year ... skiers, snowmobile enthusiasts, and winter hikers. This winter has been a bleak one for the North Woods folk, though. There has been very little snow and record warm temperatures.  Hence, the tourists are few and far between ... we had no trouble getting tables in the local diners, finding parking spots at the local sporting goods store or driving into the gas queue at the local pit stop. My heart goes out to the locals, as the economy is slow and it's showing around the towns.

So why, Snapshot Saturday? I found this neat photo share on Debbie's blog , The Friday Friends. Debbie is taking a photography course right now (lucky girl!). She has another blogging friend who hosts a Saturday photo share ... and I thought it would be fun to participate. I DO love taking snapshots!  What about you?


So check out everyone's Saturday Snapshot posts at Alyce's blog at home with books  !

10 comments:

  1. Wow, that is pretty!!

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  2. It's too bad about the lack of tourism, but it's a lovely photo!

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  3. They must be hurting with no snow this year.

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  4. We need SNOW and lots of it!!!!!!!!!!! The picture is awesome and so are the clouds!

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  5. What a beautiful shot, Love venturing out to unexpected places.

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  6. Gorgeous photo! My daughter lives in Maine and said the upside to a mild winter is the heating bill is lower than normal. She doesn't count on snow for her livelihood either. Maybe there will be a snowy spring.

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  7. What a lovely photo. Although I must admit that I love your crocus on the sidebar even more!

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  8. lovely photo's... and hey... nice looking new blog... very stylish!!

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  9. Love the photo! It's sad that the mountains didn't get any snow, and I honestly hope they get some, but I don't miss it - especially after last year.

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  10. I love "up north"! It's so pretty. The weather has just been so weird this year, hasn't it? We are likely to see a really dry summer if it doesn't snow up in our mountains more.
    I'm so glad you did Saturday Snapshot. I just love to look at the pictures people put up.

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