When I photographed this bridge last summer, the state was in the midst of a drought. I made a mental note to come back here in later winter / eary spring. It was a sight to see with the water rushing over the dam.
This White Mountain vista was my view as I hiked Mt. Prospect.
The former home of Congressman, Senator, and Secretary of War John Wingate Weeks is now a state park north of the White Mountains. Though he was from Massachusetts, He built his summer home on the summit of Prospect Mountain.
From May to October, you can drive to the summit but on this fine later winter’s day, I hiked there.
Everyone love the stone firetower at the summit near the home and carriage house. In the summer (during non-COVID times), there are tours of the home.
This waterfall is by the roadside in Colebrook, NH. I’d seen it last fall when we had a drought, and it was not very impressive. I decided to return last weekend hoping it would still be frozen. This part of the state is so far north that it was still winter with a foot or more of snow in places and snowmobiles running on trails.
For a better view, this short video shows the water rushing over the frozen waterfall.
Last weekend, I went up north, not far from the Canadian border where it was still very wintery.
The good news is that Massachusetts is lifting it’s travel ban on Monday, so I have more options for photo locations in the near future and can actually go visit my family again without a COVID test.
Some of you may recall the Albany Bridge from my series on covered bridges last year. It was the one that was fastened by metal rods to bedrock on the river banks to keep it from being washed away by spring floods.
The road on which the bridge is situated is part of the National Forest and is not maintained in winter. Fortunately, the parking lot is plowed and accessible. That means the bridge and the road beyond it is perfect for cross country skiers and others.
I’d like to return in the spring to see that the river looks like and how high it rises.
This is one of the rods holding the bridge in place.
On my road trip two weeks ago, I drove the highway over the famed Kancamagus Pass. A few of the scenic vista parking lots were plowed. I made this image and the panoramic photograph below at one of them.
The Ryder Corner School now sits on the grounds of the Muster Field Farm Museum.
Our local conservation land has a bird blind at the end of a long pond. I made this image using the blind to create horizontal stripes at the top and bottom.