Washington

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It is great to be back touring New Hampshire! Fall is in the air and the trees are beginning their colorful show. Even though we are only in late September and peak foliage is still weeks away (in southern NH), Washington offered some  beautiful scenes.

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Washington has quite a few lakes and ponds. As I was driving by Half Moon Pond, I noticed a lot of open front buildings on the water’s edge. One in particular caught my attention because it was so dark in the barn and the foliage on the other side of the pond stood out in such contrast through the window…

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On another road, I happened to look up and saw a huge wasps nest, buzzing with activity…

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With so much lovely scenery, sometimes it is hard to keep my eyes on the road…

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Eccardt Farm in Washington had lots of photographic opportunities!

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Keenly keeping an eye on the pond

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Almost ready for Thanksgiving!

Where to put the old farm equipment?  On the roof of the barn, of course!

Where to put the old farm equipment? On the roof of the barn, of course!

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Of course there were many other wonderful rural sights and signs of fall…

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And then there are things that I just have to take a picture of because it leaves me scratching my head wondering why?

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My favorite tree is in Washington, I smile every time I drive by it…

Every time I see it, I think it looks like a man planted upside down

Every time I see it, I think it looks like a man planted upside down

The town center of Washington has a wonderful gazebo…

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Quite often, when I’m out driving around, I find that the names of streets rarely offer what they are named after (I’ve never seen a mockingbird on Mockingbird Lane), so when I was driving down Mill Road, I was surprised to find an old mill…

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I think it has been a very long time since the river flowed over this mill wheel

My last stop in Washington was Pillsbury State Park. I’ve been here several times before, but never in the fall. It is a beautiful place to kayak!! I’ve never camped there, but they do offer 35 sites.

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Thank you for visiting Washington with me. To learn more about Washington, visit the town’s website or the state’s website.

See you next week!

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6 Comments on “Washington”

  1. marthaschaefer September 30, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    Laura, SO glad you are back shooting and posting. I love Washington and it has special ties for me so was thrilled to see you had been there. We used to say, “When you see the bandstand you are almost at the cottage.” I think of my parents driving for hours with three little kids asking “Are we there yet?” every time I see it now. Thanks for the tour!

    • Touring NH September 30, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

      Hi Martha, I’m happy to be back! Glad I was able to bring back some memories for you. Headed out to my next town in the morning….”Are we there Yet?” ~Laura

  2. New Hampshire Garden Solutions October 1, 2013 at 12:20 am #

    Welcome back! That’s a great shot of the heron. nature sure is putting on quite a show for us this year and I’ve been doing the same thing you have.Some folks in Washington have a strange sense of humor!

    • Touring NH October 1, 2013 at 8:42 am #

      Thanks Allen, happy to be back doing what I love! The foliage certainly is off to a great start. Glad to hear you’re getting out and enjoying it too! I’d love to know the story behind the mailbox.

  3. Charlie@Seattle Trekker October 3, 2013 at 4:21 am #

    Your fall foliage photos are so gorgeous. It always breaks my heart to let go of summer, but I do revel in the beauty that is fall and you really capture that beauty.

    • Touring NH October 3, 2013 at 8:46 am #

      Thank you! I always hate to see summer go too, but I love fall!

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