Welcome to White Mountain Creations first blog. I started this so that I could share with you something about the pictures we have taken. We love to take pictures of nature, wildlife and all of New England. We look for those surprises around every turn in the road. We enjoy sharing our stories about our "surprises", our encounters with moose, fox or just walking in the woods. We hope you will enjoy reading them and will also share your stories with us as well.
We participated in an Art Show on Saturday, October 4th in Plymouth, NH. It was a very small art show because of the rainy weather but those of us that were there enjoyed the day in spite of the weather. It was a well run event sponsored by the Friends of the Arts in Plymouth. I enjoyed meeting many new artisans and the people that ran the event. Usually there are at least 22 artisans but because of the weather I understand many people cancelled. i journeyed to Plymouth on Thursday enjoying the area by camping at Baker River Campground and by hiking Quincy Bog and climbing Rattlesnake Mountain in Rumney. What a incredible view from the top of Rattlesnake Mountain. Pictures to follow. Look at the events page for upcoming events.
We did a new Craft Fair this year in Franconia. It was Franconia's Old Home days. It was a successful day thanks to all the people that attended. The weather was beautiful, a little windy, but it didn't cause too much havoc for us. Our tent was staked down and we didn't have too much problem with items blowing off the table. We sold several framed photographs as well as matted photos. Most of them went out of the state of New Hampshire to folks from New Hampshire that are making their home in other places and wanted a piece of home with them. It's always a great feeling when folks buy our photographs so they can have "home" with them.
As for upcoming events, we will be at the Ricky Nelson Remembered concert and craft fair on Saturday, July 12th from 9 am to at least 3 pm. The next event after that is Rumney Old Home Days in Rumney, NH on Saturday, August 9th from 8 am to 3:30 pm. It's a great event with lots of talented artisans as well as great entertainment. So come out and join us for both. See you soon.
Finally, I have uploaded the pictures of our cards onto the website. I am so happy that this is finally done. My next project is to upload more pictures that I have recently taken. Everything seems to take longer than I expect. But in due time it will get done. Thanks for your patience.
Inspite of the weather it was good to be at the Lupine Festival. I met some wonderful people, some of whom bought some of our matted photos and others who just admired our work. It is always fun to share our stories of our encounters with the wildlife in our pictures and to hear others stories too of their experiences. I just wish I could get out on a daily basis to hike and experience all that surrounds me.
I met this women who is to be an avid hiker and enjoys taking photos as well. She has a blog called "New Hampshire Mountain Musings: Tales of an Aging Hiker" at http://lisacourcyrnc.wordpress.com where she also commented on our photos. I read some of her recent tales which were quite interesting. So check out our photos and her blog and look for us at future events.
Due to work schedules I haven't been out much taking pictures except when I walk with a person I care for. Just recently I saw a gray fox as it appeared from behind a house. It stopped and looked right at me and then as I raised my camera to take a picture it scooted off. Go figure. However I did get a great picture of the fox. I also have been taking quite a few pictures of birds, hummingbirds in particular at my house. They are the most amazing creatures. I also have taken some great pictures with our 600 mm lens which I will post shortly. In fact my internet is down at the moment and I am using a friends but as soon as I can I will post these pictures. I hope to be able to get out soon and take more wildlife pictures.
This weekend we will be at the Open Air Market in Sugar Hill which is part of the Lupine Festival. Come out and join in the celebration and support the local artisans.