Saturday, December 31, 2011

Winter Scapes

I thought I would include pictures of some of the recent places I have been.  The wintery world of New England almost makes you forget there ever were such things as gardens. I keep thinking that this very beautiful and important time of year must somehow influence the way I garden? I love the slowness, the coldness, the sparseness of snow and winter- white landscapes of cold ocean shores, unobstructed mountain views, and heavy plant material thick with snow. 

Above: A view from Thunder Hole in Acadia National Park

Granite shore at Thunder Hole looking to the Atlantic

Blue Hill seen in the distance from the northwest slope of Beech Mountain, Acadia National Park.

Looking south from the Beech Mountain trail to the ocean.

Looking east from the top of Beech Mountain fire tower.

Indian Point, Mount Desert Island.

 View of Mount Washington from Zeacliffs in the White Mountains, New Hampshire.

Same view near sunset.


  1. Wow, what a WONDERFUL series of pictures! A fabulous New Year's Eve gift! We are glad you all got so much sun for your visit.... all that blue sky and bright warmth! Here, it has been gray and overcast. ARGH! Thank you for this glorious gift of the landscape... just gorgeous! lv Kathryn

  2. Beautiful photos Helen. Makes me miss snow even more so. I imagine you are without in Putney as well.

  3. Paula, still no snow and it doesn't look like much is on the way. Strange winter here. Spring is coming!