Monday, May 25, 2009

A Country Drive

We were in NH yesterday for an antique fair that was over before we got there (rain) but I really didn't care. We drove around, hiked a bit, swatted mosquitos and had a relaxing time. Here are some images that I just had to share.

Someday I'm gonna get me one of these to drive around town with. Just love the antique cars.

We were driving down this road, and stopped to look at the view - and I took a million pictures it was so classic and gorgeous. Camera might have been on the wrong setting, but it was also warm, and hazy from the rain. But gorgeous, just beautiful.

A funny little shop in the middle of town - quite old.

A historic house, I have no idea why it was historic - there was no explanation. But I just love these wide fat classic NE houses, their proportions just make me feel good. This should go into the list of "strange signs that I have seen". This was an ad for a flea market in an old house. I thought this sign was very spooky.
A rock surface. Perhaps a geologist would disagree with me, but I love the thought of these scratches being caused by "The Glacier". I've always been fascinated by the thought of something moving across the world leaving these marked rocks behind.
My garden phlox - a lovely welcome home.
And many of these flying today.

Lovely day. More to come as we have the day off today. Beach day!!!


Lisa at Greenbow said...

These are beautiful photos of a beautiful place. I agree that the clown is scary especially with 5 heated floors tacked onto it.

deepazartz said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures!!

I received your atc today. Its GORGEOUS!!! I loved it. I've posted it in my blog. Do chk it out.

BTW you haven't chosen the atc yet.Hope you got my mail.

Teri C said...

Oh gosh, NH is so gorgeous and really, much like Wisconsin. That car is a beauty!

Sounds like a perfect day even with the rain.


studio lolo said...

I love it when you, KJ and Suki post walks in NE ;)

Beautiful countryside. I saw my farmhouse in the distance.

Did the sign in front of that house explain it's history?

Enjoy your beach day!

Barbara/myth maker said...

Beautiful country scenes.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Thanks for taking us on your drive! Makes me feel like I haven't been sitting at the computer all day, lol.

Yes, clowns are scary...I have an artist friend who did a series on marionettes that also evokes similar chills.

I can't remember who I asked what ATC's stands for, but can't find where I asked it, so I will ask you (maybe for the 2nd time, haha)

Beth Niquette said...

what a lovely trip. I especially loved the robin, and the old buildings, and the scenery, and the flowers...okay, I love them ALL!

kj said...

oh my dear mim!! you did great with these shots. new england all the way. the landscapes and hills are so awe-filled-ly beautiful ( i made up that word..)

please do this anytime. it was as though i was gallivanting with you!


Lynn said...

I envy you the trees in your area.
SO green and lush!
Did you go into that flea market or was it the one that was over?
Funny old clown. Wonder how hot the floors were.
I can see you in a big wide brimmed hat and ribbon round your neck riding in the old timey car!
Some friends of DH are touring in one as we speak.

katie jane said...

What a lovely drive in the country! I love discovering new and interesting thing too. Looks like you've had a fun weekend. Rain here.

soulbrush said...

what a magnificent day you had out in the clear air and what beauty, thanks for taking me with you.

Debra Kay said...

I had a coworker that would probably pee his pants if he saw that sign. It IS spooky.

Michele said...

But did the sign make you go in the store?

Bea said...

I love NH. Parts of Wisconsin remind of there. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have thoroughly enjoyed yours and will keep stopping in.

BT said...

What a great post this is. Some of those shots of the countryside look like Ireland. A pity you missed the sale but you clearly had a great day anyway. Love that old shop and old house. That sign is weird!