New Hampshire

On September 2nd, 2010, LEAVING NEW HAMPSHIRE…

view over New Hampshire leaving Manchester Airport

…flying out of Manchester Airport, and sad to say goodbye to Summer, Peterborough, Bicycle rides into town, MacDowell, Schelling Studio, Willard Pond, Silver Lake, Hedgehogs, Wild Turkeys, Deer, Loons, Mice, Mica Deposits, and lunch baskets.

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By Fritz Haeg on September 2, 2010 | travel
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On August 18th, 2010, LATE SUMMER SUNSET…

sunset over New Hampshire woods

…over the meadow where crazy mobs of large dragonflies have been zigging and zagging all day to dine on recently hatched insects – as seen on the way back from a communal dinner to the secluded studio where I am returning to work for the night.

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On August 17th, 2010, SILVER LAKE, NEW HAMPSHIRE

the rocky shores of Silver Lake, New Hampshire

…is the gorgeous place of dramatic bouldered shores where I spent the day – packing more supplies than I usually do for a week long trip – alternately spending the time lounging, snacking, reading, swimming, canoeing, sunning and stretching on the swimming float – yes to Summer.

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By Fritz Haeg on August 17, 2010 | travel
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On August 16th, 2010, HERON…

Heron on Silver Lake

…is spotted on a local lake.

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By Fritz Haeg on August 16, 2010 | animals
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On August 15th, MEDAL DAY AT MACDOWELL COLONY…

the picnicing masses on the meadow at Medal Day

…and the gentle masses descend on the typically peaceful retreat for an afternoon – plus a three hour open studio with visits from curious locals, tourists, and art enthusiasts eager to engage in conversation that leaves me hoarse – followed by  7pm dance party (just right for my typical 9:30pm bedtime) which involves hours of hula-hooping and bruised hips. (more on Medal Day)

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By Fritz Haeg on August 15, 2010 | art
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On August 12th, 2010, HIPPIE LAKE COTTAGE…

hippie wood lake house and gardens

…is what we walk past on our way to Willard Pond, and every time I see it I think that this is how I want to live when I grow up…

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By Fritz Haeg on August 12, 2010 | architecture
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On August 11th, 2010, LEAFY GREENS…

MacDowell leafy greens and reds

…and a few reds, are popping up in Emily’s vegetable garden at MacDowell Colony – we get some in our lunch if the hedgehogs don’t get to it first.

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By Fritz Haeg on August 11, 2010 | food, gardens
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On August 9th, 2010, BUTTERFLIES!…

butterfly!

…are everywhere in the meadows  – and this afternoon around these wildflowers in particular.

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On August 8th, 2010, EXPIRED MOUSE…

New Hampshire mouse corpse

…in the middle of the path to my cabin.

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By Fritz Haeg on August 8, 2010 | animals
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On August 5th, 2010, WILD TURKEYS…

wild turkeys at MacDowell COlony

…have replaced the deer as my regular morning visitors – and I am enjoying this since they have a bit more style, both in appearance, and the way they move.

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On August 1st, 2010, A GUARD LLAMA…

see the guard Llama at work and alert in the lower left corner

…is the coolest creature to have around looking after your flock of sheep – and I had the pleasure of meeting one today in a New Hampshire meadow. (Wikipedia info)

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By Fritz Haeg on August 1, 2010 | animals
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On July 31st, 2010, A COTTAGE ON SILVER LAKE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE…

New Hampshire lake cabin where you just want to curl up with a good book, a cool drink, and a friendly dog at your side

…which used to be a part of a camp, is now a home that is only occupied in the Summer, with all of the windows open, breezes coming through the cracks in the siding, a huge gracious deck, and an old screen door that swings shut just right.

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By Fritz Haeg on July 31, 2010 | home
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On July 30st, 2010, BIG OLD STONE CHIMNEY…

big old stone chimney

…is all that is left of a big old lodge on the site of a camp on Silver Lake in New Hampshire.

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By Fritz Haeg on July 30, 2010 | landscape design
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On July 29th, 2010, A MACDOWELL COLONY FIELD

an open field at MacDowell Colony where a local farmer's sheep sometimes graze

…is out the front door of my cabin-studio and this morning when you stood right in the center the clouds were perfectly framed.

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On July 26th, 2010, A MOSS GARDEN…

the moss garden in front of Colony Hall at MacDowell Colony

…is the most exotic fantastic gorgeous thing to eyes that have been mostly around a very dry Southern California landscape lately – and this particular mossy space that has been cultivated by Emily, the MacDowell gardener, is especially lovely – like a little minimalist sculpture.

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By Fritz Haeg on July 26, 2010 | gardens
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On July 25th, 2010, WILLARD POND…

jumping and diving off boulders in Willard Pond

…is the swimming spot of choice around here, clear water in the middle of wilderness preserve and today was serene as usual – swimming out to rocks.

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On July 23rd, 2010, OVER NEW HAMPSHIRE…

the other New Hampshire

…where I am about to land in Manchester on my way to Peterborough, I saw the most remarkable suburban settlement nestled in a dense New England forest right next to the airport.

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By Fritz Haeg on July 23, 2010 | travel
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On March 30th, 2010, THE KITCHEN GARDEN AT MACDOWELL COLONY…

the kitchen garden at MacDowell Colony, and check out the awesome sheep in the background

…which my friend Emily planted and tends, is one of the things (along with the roaming sheep) I am most looking forward to on my next residency from late July until early September at that nirvana in New Hampshire. (website)

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By Fritz Haeg on March 30, 2010 | gardens
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