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More summer in NH


Still doodling around town with my camera/phone. Here’s a big ole tree in Sutton Mills.

Here’s a view of Sutton Mills. Just beyond the trees there’s an old dam that used to power the mills. I scared away a big heron (it scared me, too, so no photo this time).IMG_7359

FullSizeRenderThe dock photo is of Pleasant Lake from Elkins, NH. And the kayaking photo was taken on Lake Sunapee from the state park beach.IMG_7328






Make sure you get outside and enjoy all that summer has to offer!

Go for a hike

Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a hiker. So I’m not sure what I was thinking when I suggested to my family that we go for a hike on Sunday. It was the only sunny day last week (don’t even get me started on the weather this “summer”) and we all needed to get out of the house before we molded. I dug my walking sneakers out of the closet – ahem, never been worn – packed a snack bag and away we went to the Esther Currier Wildlife Management Area in Elkins. There’s a relatively easy hike that you can do in a little over an hour. Some of the views were spectacular; some of the views not so spectacular (it looks like there’s some clearing going on in one area). But we all had a good time and might even try another trail sometime soon. (Thank goodness for the skittles in my purse – yes, I hiked with a purse – to get the kids through the last leg of the hike.)