The ice storm of 2008 decimated many of the white pine trees in New Ipswich, NH. I noticed all these fallen trees at the flood control dam site 35 on my daily walk.
For the last couple of years I have been walking a full size recreation of the Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth that is recreated on the floor of the Peterborough, NH Town House. It’s a great way to start off a new year and reflect upon the old.
A Labyrinth is not a maze, there is single path to the center, there are no dead ends and nothing to solve. The act of purposeful walking calms the mind by causing a temporary suspension of left brain activity.
The Chartres labyrinth even looks a bit like a brain with a stem, right and left lobes and a few interconnections.
The Peterborough Labyrinth is created by volunteers using cutouts and black tape. The original is constructed of stone in France on the floor of the Chartres Cathedral.
Witt Road, IN Jaffrey NH is one of my favorite spots for photography. It offers a westerly view of Mount Monadnock. Just the spot to catch a sunset. I took this photo in late afternoon in February, 2013. A typical New England wintertime view.
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The 154th New Ipswich Children’s Fair will be held on August 15th, 2015 at the New Ipswich Congregational Church at 150 Main Street.
I am the co-chair of the Garden Shop and we’ll be offering a variety of flowers, houseplants, perennials for sale at the Fair. All items are donated by local nurseries and individuals. In the remaining weeks I want to feature some of the merchants who have made donations in past years.
This post features photos of the NH Daylily farm.
New Boston celebrates Independence Day with a parade and a number of events held at the Hillsborough County 4H Fairgrounds in New Boston, NH.
At noon the Molly Stark Cannon is fired much to the delight of the crowd
Chicken BBQ always a treat
And some ice cream for dessert churned by a gasoline engine from 1858
Patrick O’Brien with some miniature horses
I had to leave before the mud volleyball match which is very entertaining. They provide an outdoor spigot and hose for the participants.
Mary Poppins marched in the parade, I met Sister Suffragette at the fairgrounds
“We’re clearly soldiers in petticoatsDauntless crusaders for women’s votes!”
Music provided by the Cider Press Band
Happy Birthday America!
Uncle Sam greets the onlookers at the New Boston, NH annual 4th of July Parade
86 New Boston men volunteered to serve in the American Civil War (1861-1865). 29 died in service. Learn more on the New Boston Historical Society webpage.
The newest town citizen participated in his first parade. The oldest citizen was also in the parade
The terminus of the parade is the Hillsborough 4H Fairgrounds.
The “Constitution” pumper
Best view of the parade is on mom’s shoulders
What is more Americana than a parade with tractors?
Doing backflips for the crowd
Eat candy and get sprayed from a float