I was going through so of my landscape photos from last year to see what I was photographing at around this time. As I mentioned in an earlier post, things are way behind last year. This image taken was taken on June 2nd of last year across from Polly’s Pancake Parlor in Sugar Hill. Harmon’s Cheese and Country Store has a few comparison photos of the lupines on their website that show how far behind they are this year. I hope to get back up there this year during the Lupine Festival to get a few more photos of the lupines.
We’ve been occasionally seeing a pair Northern Flickers over the past week to ten days. They have been kind of shy and not coming anywhere near the house. A couple of days ago this one wandered over as it was pecking at the ground and I was able to get a quick shot before it took off.
This photograph is a horizontal version of the same small stream I posted a few days ago. I always try to shoot most scenes both horizontal and vertical. With this scene, I prefer the earlier vertical photo I posted a few days ago. Which do you prefer?
Now that spring is in full swing here in NH, we have been getting lots of the summer migrants show up. In addition to the migrating birds showing up we still have our year-round birds like the American Goldfinch. The Goldfinch have been going through their molt, and are changing from their drab winter colors to their more vibrant breeding plumage.
Yesterday’s rain coupled with things starting to green up means waterfall season. We received 1.5″ of rain at Ossipee Lake yesterday so I thought I would check out some of the local waterfalls today. Most of the bigger falls were washed out with to much water flowing. So, I decided to check out some of the smaller streams. This small stream is barley a trickle in the summer but was flowing strong today.