Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Drive in the New Hampshire Countryside with Good Fences


On our recent visit to New England to visit family and attend 
my niece's wedding, we took a little drive in the New Hampshire countryside. 

Come along with me and we will take a peek
at some lovely little cottages
with Good Fences

This sweet little abode has a colonial style stockade fence
under lovely golden trees. 


Driving along we see beautiful fall color as we pass over 
a small bridge with pretty rails...... 


We pass over the bridge with its serene view. 


White picket fence, black shutters and pretty clerestory window
give this classic cottage lots of charm. 


As we enter a town square, this stately colonial with split rail fence
catches my eye. 


How pretty is this patriotic beauty with matching fire hydrant? 
A neatly trimmed hedge forms a boundary fence. 


A classic farmhouse with tall brick chimney has 
a substantial boundary fence along one side. 

I can imagine the lovely peaked rooms on the second story. 


This beautiful maple tree stands protectively over this pretty gray Victorian. 


An undulating white fence keeps this wooded property contained...... 


I love this Colonial style home that is part of this property. Wish I could go inside! 
Let's take a closer look at the fence...


How beautiful! 


Driving along we pass a home with a lovely sun-room. 
I have a fondness for these, as they bring back wonderful childhood memories
of my paternal Grandmother Edith's sun-room. 

She kept a glass curio cabinet full of collected salt and pepper shakers in her sun-room,  
and if I was very good, she would let me play with them. 

I loved the ceramic animal shakers the best. 


A pretty scene as we turn a corner under amazingly clear blue skies. 


A neat stone wall and patriotic banner set this cottage apart. 


How adorable is this? I Love the little outbuilding, too. 


A magnificent tree dwarfs this little cottage, with its impressive stone wall. 


We stop at this country store for gas and refreshments on our way. 


They sell pumpkins and cornstalks, too! 


We count our blessings as we enjoy this special time, 
traveling the country roads that bring us 
to the ones we love. 


Thank you for coming along, Dear Friends! 

Next time....

We take a walk in the woods. 

xoxo

Linking with: Good Fences

29 comments:

  1. Hi KAren,
    what a lovely ride in a wonderful area!
    Such wonderful houses, I like the way they are builded, with the nice fences and gardens in front ... thank you for taking us with you on this wonderful ride!
    Wishing you a lvoely weekend,
    sending Love and hugs and blessings!
    Claudia xo

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  2. Oh Karen I love when the scenery and memories blend so perfectly together to paint the perfect picture as you have done. Thank you. Hug B

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  3. what a great time of year to go to a wedding there! beautiful area and i know you loved all the quaint houses. loved the variety of fences. pickets are always sweet, but the stone wall always wins for me. :)

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  4. I love New England! And that first photo is my favorite. Lovely all.

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  5. Thanks for a lovely ride through the country. I loved looking at all the different kinds of cottages and colonials and fence treatments. Just lovely.

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  6. A beautiful tour! I am a bit of a fence nut myself and there many different kinds here in our Village. There is nothing quite like New England though!

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  7. Oh yeah, New Hampshire is seriously beautiful! You took some wonderful photos!

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  8. Hi Karen, What a wonderful trip New Hampshire looks so beautiful...Gorgeous homes Love all the photos... Thank you for sharing... Hugs May x x

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  9. You saw a lot of different fences. I love seeing your part of the country...very different from mine! I put you on my blog list today. I don't want to miss any more of your posts! Hugs, Diane

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  10. Hola Karen ! que tengas un buen vaje a New Hampshire !! se ve muy lindo!!espero que tengas un lindo fin de semana
    besos

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  11. Hi Karen!
    Your lovely photos remind me of the John Denver song, Country Roads.
    xo, m & jb

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  12. thanks for the drive through the beautiful countryside. beautiful images.

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  13. Dearest Karen,
    Still amazing with all the perfect fall leaves while you were visiting. Such a blessing for having made it over there in the right time. Lovely homes and full of fond memories for you and your husband. Enjoyed this ride with you.
    Hugs and happy weekend!
    Mariette

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  14. I always enjoyed our trips to New Hampshire over the years. The country roads and homes are so beautiful. We went there for our honeymoon 37 years ago and made a few trips since then. Thanks for sharing your photos and fences with us. Pam

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  15. Such a perfect fall scenery! Love the harmony of it, everything looks so neat and well cared for. Hope you have a cozy and delightful weekend!

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  16. What a lovely tour, the fall colors are gorgeous. And wonderful fence finds.. Wonderful post. Happy weekend!

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  17. Thanks for taking us along on your drive. The fall colors are just as gorgeous as these incredible old homes.

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  18. A truly beautiful drive with so many picturesque cottages and fences. My husband & I have driven many roads in New Hampshire and other East Coast towns , so pretty , especially in the fall.

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  19. Some beautiful houses and fences and such a beautiful place to visit!! xx

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  20. Wow Karen, what lovely homes you've got there. New Hampshire is truly a beautiful piece of paradise. I wouldn't mind going for a drive along that area every season.
    Hope you have a good weekend dear.

    Blessings,
    Aida

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  21. Dear Karen,

    New Hampshire looks like a beautiful place and love all the gorgeous Autumn leaves and the amazing houses. Thanks for sharing all this beauty.
    Have a great new week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  22. Karen,
    New Hampshire looks so lovely in the Autumn, and these houses are very charming. I love the oranges, reds, and golds in the trees. I have been really wanting to get back to nature. It grounds me and brings me peace like no other place, and these country roads are perfect for that. The country stores are the best, and always have just what we need. The one that caught my eye was the white cottage with the turquoise shutters, so lovely. The pictures of the pumpkins and flag is wonderful. We usually go to the pumpkin patch every year, and I think it's time.

    It looks like you are enjoying Autumn as much as I am, Karen.

    Have a good week ahead.

    ~Sheri

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  23. They're all very charming - and so inviting! My favorite is the one with the window boxes filled with fall flowers. I loved hearing of your memories of your grandmother's curio cabinet. Isn't it wonderful the way one little thing will trigger fond memories? xo

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  24. Love the houses, the fences and the fall color! What a beautiful area! I also forgot to tell you how wonderful that FIRST picture was in your last post, and I also loved the LAST one too! :-) But seeing you in that first shot was so delightful. A happy person on a happy trip...and as beautiful as her surroundings!

    How very special you got to play with your grandmother's salt & pepper collection sometimes. Wonderful memories! Were you given any? I can't remember if you have ever posted them. My grandmother collected bells and I have a few (I gave a few to my daughter as well). I do have some awesome things from my grandmother and a few other older relatives. My Mom has moved out of her house in a small country town in Virginia. You may follow her...Living Life on Main Street. She has been in an apartment for people of her age (not assisted living, just a seniors apartment) in Suffolk now for about six months, I guess, and she has the house up for sale. When they went through all her stuff, and she downsized, she started sending me some things she knew I wanted. My great-grandmother's metal knitting needles, that my great-granddad made for her was one item. My great-grandmother's clump of beeswax she always used for sewing. There's more....I should do a post! :-) Everything is such a special treasure, and I am so grateful to get these special things. Mom is perfectly happy in her new apartment....she has a sewing group, a book club, social events, you name it to go to! Happy as a clam. :-)

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  25. love Karen
    these are beautiful pictures with charming houses.
    And what already show colors for the trees. It is autumn ...
    My favorite season is autumn.
    kind regards
    Rita

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  26. Fences and old homes; what a winning combination….Your shots are just beautiful and so glad you had a wonderful trip….

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  27. Oh wow - seeing you in the northeast instead of the northwest!! Amazing autumn photos :)

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  28. Que belo passeio, amei passear contigo. Que linda cidade e as casas um sonho.
    Bjos tenha uma ótima semana.

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  29. So much fantastic variety in houses and all so welcoming with their white picket fences and beautiful gardens. Thank you so much for taking us along with you. Thanks also for your lovely comment on my blog - my dad is improving! Enjoy the rest of the week my friend x

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