Monday, October 13, 2014

A Walk in the New Hampshire Woods


Come along with me and we will take a little walk
in the woods of New Hampshire. 

On our recent trip to New England, we had been confined 
to airplanes, vehicles, hotel rooms and the city. 

We were yearning for the peace and beauty of nature
and after stopping at a quaint country store, 
we noticed this little sign along the road.....


Intrigued and wishing to stretch our legs for some fresh air, 
we stop to investigate. 


A large stone marker leads the way.
Once the site of an old mill.
Let's take a look! 


There was no sign of the mill,
 but we had this spot all to ourselves, so we took a walk. 

It was a lovely morning with soft sunshine illuminating 
the autumn leaves. 


A placid stream meandered along, glinting in the sunlight. 


But signs that this little stream is not always so gentle
lie midstream. 


A giant boulder marks the midpoint. 
Did it roll down from the bank above, - 
was it part of the old mill - 
was it brought downstream from some long ago flood? 
We will never know......


Beauty surrounds us as we stroll along. 


It is so quiet we hear the leaves fall as we walk. 


A blue jay gives a warning cry as we
invade his territory. 

Small twitters reply. 


A pale birch leans into the sun. 


The last of the wildflowers....


Heart shaped leaves of Oxalis. 


Acorns and Oak leave a pungent scent. 


Dappled sunlight through pines. 


Soft moss. 


My Ramblin' Man strikes a contemplative pose. 


A lovely picnic spot. 


A serene view. 


Remnants of an old stone wall. 


Time to head back.....


One last glimpse. 


On the road again. 

I hope you enjoyed taking this walk
 in the beautiful New Hampshire woods,
 Dear Friends. 

Next time....

We stay at a sweet sister's charming home. 

I hope you will join me. 

xoxo

26 comments:

  1. Oh, the beauty of Fall in New Hampshire! You captured the lovely colors and peacefulness beautifully!

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  2. Beatrice, Your pictures and close ups are so vivid that I can almost smell that crisp, sweet Autumn air. What a great little place to have spent some time. I LOVE to find those places where you just kind of wander in by accident and have the place all to yourself. Loving your trip- xo Diana

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  3. That was a wonderful nature hike you took us on. Many lovely photos! I can almost hear the crunch of the leaves as you walk along.

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  4. can't go wrong with fall colors, a beautiful stream and a nice fall day!

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  5. I love nothing better than walking in the woods near a creek. Thanks for taking us along!

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  6. Karen,
    Such beautiful New Hampshire country. I love those trees, especially with the red leaves dangling from them. Your pictures today are filled with all the colors of this glorious season.

    Have a great week. You look so cute in this picture.

    ~Sheri

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  7. Seeing the area around your own home, and knowing how you love to walk through your woods, I can imagine that the planes, cars, hotel rooms left you itching to go for a good walk.What a great place you found to do so, lovely colors, beautiful weather, so peaceful-looking. The perfect way to ground yourselves before getting in the car again!

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  8. What a wonderful time you must've had being out on your walk with your Ramblin' Man. My late beloved and I so enjoyed going on hikes and enjoying the outdoors. Treasure those times together, Karen. xo

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  9. Dearest Karen,
    That is always hard if being locked up for days. Nothing can beat nature in such beautiful autumn splendor.
    It looks rather crisp but beautiful with the sun rays.
    Thanks for allowing us to join...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  10. I've enjoyed this very lovely virtual walk with you! Fall is such a beautiful time of the year with the changing colours of the leaf. Love that first picture with you in it. You look gorgeous.

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  11. Dear Karen,
    tahnk you so much for taking us with you for this wonderful walk ! The New-Hampshire-woods must be wonderful! Wonderful pictures you made for us, so I can imagnine the Beauty of this place and I can smell the Nature ...A plcae which makes people happy ...I can see it on the first picture ;O)
    Wishing you a wonderful new week,
    sending Love and hugs and blessings ,
    Claudia

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  12. Such a serene landscape ... With the silence that enables you to hear the falling leaves - I am smitten by your walk, feeling peaceful as my eyes are resting on your beautifully captured photos - Thank you for taking me there, Karen!

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  13. Good Morning, Karen!
    A little before 8 here in Maryland, and I have already walked all over Riverside Park with you! :)

    I loved the picture of the acorns and oak leaves on the forest floor. Those muted colors resonate deeply in me. And so did the photo of the remains of an old stone wall. Places like that make me wonder what the building was, who lived or worked there, why did they pick this spot to build. Was this place that is now being reclaimed by nature once bustling with human activity? Places like that always get me to wondering...

    ((many hugs)) m & jb

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  14. Good Afternoon Karen, I really enjoyed my Autumnal walk in the woods.... the leaves on the trees are such a beautiful colour at this time of year.
    The stream looked so peaceful and the Virginia creeper looked so eye catching scrambling up the tree.
    I had a lovely afternoon walk. Thank you so much.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  15. Hi Karen, what a beautiful spot you found next to the stream. Your photos are lovely and really show off the autumn beauty. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Pam

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  16. Karen, this was certainly a beautiful walk on a gorgeous day!
    Thank you for taking us along with you. I always enjoy tagging along with you to the places you go.
    Have a wonderful day !
    Debbie

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  17. Hi Karen, wow I loved that nature walk with you. So pretty there and the leaves are already turning colors. I love fall and looks like uiu are enjoying it too. Thanks for your sweet comment on my crochet projects! Have a nice week.
    Julie

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  18. You found a small oasis there by the wayside :) I'm glad you enjoyed your time in the colourful woods ... autumn colours are over far too quickly it seems. Thank you for sharing your walk with us, the photos are magical. Wendy x

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  19. Lovely wood, Beatrice! I enjoy all your wonderful photos!

    Hugs
    JetteMajken

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  20. Beautiful stroll through the woods... the colours are spectacular...Wonderful photos... Hugs May x x

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  21. I feel refreshed just imaging taking this walk with you….Your shots certainly reflected the beautiful area….

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  22. Beautiful photos of the NH woods! One of my favorite places to visit. I have a couple of cousins in NH and they have been sharing the beautiful colors on Facebook, I hope I can get back there one more time in the fall.
    Thanks for sharing your photos!

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  23. Hi Karen! Just catching up on your blog. Looks like you had a lovely time on your break. New Hampshire is beautiful this time of year. What a great walk through the woods amidst such vivid Fall colors. I can feel the fresh air! Welcome back :)

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  24. It is so beautiful! What amazing colours the leaves are. xx

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  25. In autumn, more than any other time, I miss New England. Following your walk I could nearly smell the acrid/earthy scent of damp oak leaves.

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