2013 A Year In Review

As I closed out 2013, I thought I would jump on the “Best of” bandwagon. Here are my favorite images from each of the towns I toured in 2013. I toured 43 towns. I didn’t quite get to a town a week, but considering all of the time I spent out-of-state, I think I did ok. As I looked back through all of images, I realized a few things about myself. I like images that seem peaceful. I spend a lot of time photographing water and animals. I don’t spend enough time photographing people. Some of these images aren’t my favorite because they are the best photo that I took in that town but because of how I felt when I took them. Looking back through all of these images helped remind me that even though 2013 had its challenges, there are still plenty of good memories to savor.

Antrim

Antrim – Steve and I had a great day together in Antrim.

Deering - I was drawn to this horse's blue eyes. I had never before seen a horse with blue eyes

Deering – I was drawn to this horse’s blue eyes. I had never before seen a horse with blue eyes

Greenville - The first of many waterfall favorites.

Greenville – The first of many waterfall favorites.

Roxbury - Fun at Granite Gorge.

Roxbury – Fun at Granite Gorge.

Sharon - The misty bog was so quiet and peaceful.

Sharon – The misty bog was so quiet and peaceful.

Harrisville - I thought the ice formations were really neat.

Harrisville – I thought the ice formations were really neat.

Windor - An iconic New Hampshire barn.

Windsor – An iconic New Hampshire barn.

Greenfield - Fresh snow on the frozen lake.

Greenfield – Fresh snow on the frozen lake.

Wilton - Looking through the dam.

Wilton – Looking through the dam.

Marlborough - One of the great people I met this year. Mary and her lamb.

Marlborough – One of the great people I met this year. Mary and her lamb.

Troy - A magnificent view of Mt Monadnock from Monadnock Berries. Unfortunately, I never did get a chance to go back and pick berries, maybe next year.

Troy – A magnificent view of Mt Monadnock from Monadnock Berries. Unfortunately, I never did get a chance to go back and pick berries, maybe next year.

Gilsum - One of my favorite stone arch bridges.

Gilsum – One of my favorite stone arch bridges.

Sullivan - I like how the birch trees stood out and the ski area in the background

Sullivan – I like how the birch trees stood out and the ski area in the background.

New Ipswich - Story Book Farm

New Ipswich – Story Book Farm

Keene - Beaver Brook Falls. A wonderful hike with Steve.

Keene – Beaver Brook Falls. A wonderful hike with Steve.

Francestown - Another peaceful water scene.

Francestown – Another peaceful water scene.

Litchfield - A quiet town with agricultural roots.

Litchfield – A quiet town with agricultural roots.

Walpole - The Inn at Valley Farm

Walpole – The Inn at Valley Farm

Millsfield - A morning with a moose!

Millsfield – A morning with a moose!

Success - I can finally say "I have traveled the road to Success."

Success – I can finally say “I have traveled the road to Success.”

Dixville - Dixville Notch.

Dixville – Dixville Notch.

Pittsburg - This loon startled the heck out of me when it surfaced about 10 feet from me.

Pittsburg – This loon startled the heck out of me when it surfaced about 10 feet from me.

Wentworths Location - I enjoyed hiking the Magalloway River Trail so much, I brought Steve there when he came up to visit me.

Wentworths Location – I enjoyed hiking the Magalloway River Trail so much, I brought Steve there when he came up to visit me.

Berlin - A peaceful park.

Berlin – A peaceful park.

Colebrook - Lilacs in front of the falls.

Colebrook – Lilacs in front of the falls.

Cambridge - Lake Umbagog.

Cambridge – Lake Umbagog.

Fitzwilliam - I loved watching this dog play fetch.

Fitzwilliam – I loved watching this dog play fetch.

Stewartstown - Another babbling brook.

Stewartstown – Another babbling brook.

Clarksville - She posed for me for just a brief moment before she bounded off into the woods.

Clarksville – She posed for me for just a brief moment before she bounded off into the woods.

Milan - A perfect place to spend an afternoon.

Milan – A perfect place to spend an afternoon.

Washington - Pillsbury State Park in the fall.

Washington – Pillsbury State Park in the fall.

Cornish - Looking into Vermont from Saint-Gaudens historical site

Cornish – Looking into Vermont from Saint-Gaudens historical site

Center Harbor - Color in the marsh.

Center Harbor – Color in the marsh.

Dummer - "You can't see me behind this tree!"

Dummer – “You can’t see me behind this tree!”

Swanzey - A great day with my friend Martha!

Swanzey – A great day with my friend Martha!

Jaffrey - Home of Mt. Monadnock.

Jaffrey – Home of Mt. Monadnock.

Chesterfield - Roads End Farm, one of the many farms I toured in 2013.

Chesterfield – Roads End Farm, one of the many farms I toured in 2013.

Hillsborough - One of the five stone arch bridges in Hillsborough.

Hillsborough – One of the five stone arch bridges in Hillsborough.

Milford - Another great day with Martha!

Milford – Another great day with Martha!

Mont Vernon - Sometimes I just think things look neat.

Mont Vernon – Sometimes I just think things look neat.

Hell Hallow - Best of the pumpkin people.

Hell Hallow – Best of the pumpkin people.

Rindge - View of Mt Monadnock taken from Cathedral of the Pines

Rindge – View of Mt Monadnock taken from Cathedral of the Pines

Stoddard - Hanging on in 2013.

Stoddard – Hanging on in 2013.

I’d like to thank all of you for coming along with me as I tour New Hampshire. I can’t wait to see what I find in 2014. Happy New Year to all!

11 Comments on “2013 A Year In Review”

  1. marthaschaefer January 6, 2014 at 1:45 pm #

    This is one of the best “year in reviews” I have read. You certainly photographed some lovely sights and the progression through the seasons was fun. That’s a whole lot of effort, time, and gas. Your photography just keeps getting better. I look forward to 2014 and all the hidden gems you uncover. Thanks for the Tour!!

  2. Jackie Stetser January 6, 2014 at 11:31 pm #

    I love your touring adventures. Keep on traveling!

    • Touring NH January 7, 2014 at 9:20 am #

      Thank you. I am truly enjoying learning more about the place I call home!

  3. New Hampshire Garden Solutions January 7, 2014 at 12:21 am #

    You got excellent photos from everywhere you went! I think my favorites are the waterfalls-especially Dixville. I’m still trying to figure out how you got down the embankment in Gilsum to get that shot of the bridge.

    • Touring NH January 7, 2014 at 9:25 am #

      Getting down the embankment wasn’t too bad, getting back up was the real challenge. I think we’ve talked before about needing to bring a climbing rope along on our adventures!

  4. mariekeates January 8, 2014 at 8:46 am #

    Great photos. The one of Vornish reminds me of Pompeii looking through the vinyard gates at Vesuvius. Hope this year is just as good :)

    • Touring NH January 8, 2014 at 9:18 am #

      Thank you. Wishing you a great 2014 as well.

  5. gallivance.net January 8, 2014 at 10:54 am #

    Happy New Year Laura! This photo gallery is a wonderful stroll through your year. I love all the landscape shots (particularly waterfalls), but I must admit I’m constantly drawn to your animal photos. You seem to capture them at the perfect moment. The photo of Mary and her lamb – so sweet. Here’s to lots more of these great shots in 2014! ~Terri

    • Touring NH January 8, 2014 at 11:45 am #

      Thank you Terri. I’ve made a commitment to myself to include more people in my photography, after all a town can be beautiful, but it is the people that give it true character.

  6. seekraz January 13, 2014 at 1:40 pm #

    That is quite a selection…very nice, Laura.

    • Touring NH January 14, 2014 at 10:44 am #

      Thanks, It was had to chose. It brought back a lot of memories of some great adventures. > Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:40:48 +0000 > To: LauraLMahoney@msn.com >

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