Come along with me, Dear Friends,
as we take a walk through the New Hampshire
woodlands, to the edge of the lake
below sister Donna's garden.
The sun is low on the horizon,
and there is a welcome, cooling breeze.
It is the final night of our visit,
and there is a tender sweetness
to this late summer evening,
as we try to capture these
precious moments in time.
The lovely scent of pine-needles
rises from the path as we descend
the steep trail toward the water.
New Hampshire is known as the Granite State
and wonderful ancient outcroppings
punctuate the hillsides.
There are many species of trees,
including Birch, Hemlock,
Sassafras, Maple and Beech.
Blueberry and Huckleberry bushes
provide delicious berries.
The forest floor is carpeted with Wintergreen,
Wild Grape, Bittersweet, and Poison Ivy!
Wild Grape creeps along the forest floor.
A serpent-like Bittersweet vine
wraps around a small tree.
Late summer grasses surrounding the lake.
This lake is wonderfully unspoiled
and is a sanctuary for wildlife.
Wildflowers and Water-Lily.
A beaver dam on the opposite shore.
The forest looks dark and spooky over there!
and sister Donna on the look-out :).
Me by the lake.
Ron's ice-fishing shack
with wheels for rolling
onto the ice.
Ron is an expert fisherman.
The ancient tree that broke in a recent storm.
Lovely sylvan light.
As the sun sets on the golden lake
we are reminded
that time flies swiftly by.
Moment by moment we capture
sweet memories while dreaming
new dreams of tomorrow.
But it's those timeless moments in between,
that we always treasure the most.