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Apple Picking in Boston Hill Farm

Autumn in New England is by far one of the most beautiful times of year, and one in which I tend to feel most grateful to call this region home. The bright colors engulf the landscape, making even a stroll to the park feel more appealing. The change in season brings more than just a… Read more »

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Sunset Picnic at the Beach

The beach is one of those places that makes me feel happy. The crowds, the heat, and the frigid waters of New England beaches make me less happy so I have learned to seek out the beach differently. My ideal time to beat the crowds and enjoy the best of what New England beaches have to offer is to head there an hour or two before sunset.

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Tenshin-en Garden of the Heart of Heaven

Peace. That elusive feeling we are all desperately searching for. The hectic lifestyle most of us lead, with constant pressure, deadlines, and non-stop connectivity to remind us of what we have yet to achieve, can make finding any semblance of that peace feel like a distant dream. Yet, peace is the only word I can… Read more »

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Scenes of Spring

Spring is one of the most beautiful times of year in New England, or pretty much anywhere for that matter. I always enjoy watching how it transforms cities into gardens, and makes everything more beautiful. As the streets of Lawrence bloom, the mills and their brick architecture seem to stand out more as they serve… Read more »

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White Mountains – Crawford Notch

Driving through the White Mountains in New Hampshire is one of my favorite New England experiences. Miles of picturesque winding roads, and  the changing and unpredictable weather make it a truly scenic experience. If you are driving down Route 302, one of the most beautiful sights you will encounter is Crawford Notch State Park.

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Song of the Open Road

“AFOOT and light-hearted I take to the open road! Healthy, free, the world before me! The long brown path before me, leading wherever I choose! Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I am good fortune, Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing, Strong and content, I travel the open road.”              … Read more »

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Great Brook in the NH White Mountains

The White Mountain Region of New Hampshire is brimming with beautiful spots. During a weekend getaway we stayed at a beautiful historic Inn in Jackson NH, Eagle Mountain House and Golf Club. The first day of our trip it was cloudy and drizzling most of the day, but I never like to let that ruin a… Read more »

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    As the camera loads my long exposure shot, I look out at the gleaming lights of the largest mill clock in the world and think about its history. The Ayer Mill Clock Tower has been standing for over 100 years, and remains the most prominent sight in  the city of Lawrence, MA. It serves as… Read more »

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    Sunset at Crane Beach

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    Blink! A Holiday Light and Sound Extravaganza at Faneuil Hall

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    Portland Museum of Art

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    Inn at St. John in Portland, Maine

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