Saturday, December 26, 2009

A drive through a black and white photograph...

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This is a photo of the Mt. Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, NH taken this afternoon. In the background is the Presidential Range. We had just driven out of Crawford Notch and I caught a glimpse of the mountains in my rear view mirror. We quickly turned around and took in the view. AMAZING! They're just so big and commanding... like looming giants!

Mt. Washington Resort looks like a FUN place. We drove up and around it... they have dogsled and sleigh rides, a huge beautiful hotel, and lots of other outdoor family activities. I can just imagine a huge fireplace and plenty of hot chocolate inside to enjoy, too. We're definitely going to stay there one day.

I snapped this photo of the top of Mt. Washington! It's hard to believe that just a few months ago we stood up there.

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Crawford Notch was amazing. Everything was coated with a layer of frost from the frozen clouds zipping in and out of the valleys. It sort of looked like a negative image... all of the dark trees coated with frosting.

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On our way home I got out at a scenic overlook to snap some photos of the valley... these four trees out in the distance caught my eye. Don't they look odd up there among all of the shorter woods around them? Like four giants overseeing the things going on beneath them.

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Yesterday we got out and in to the woods as well. We drove up Rte. 16 on the other side of Mt. Washington. It was spectacular as ever. Of course I didn't have my camera. ... and of course that is the one and only time I've seen a moose!! It was incredible. He was just standing on the side of the road eating the top off of a fir tree. We doubled back and parked about 20 feet from him... he literally made eye contact with me! Christmas of 2009 will forever be known to me as the year I made eye contact with a moose.


Rita said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures!

I had to show my mom your blog. She loved the pictures, we even made one of your pictures their wallpaper!

Maine at Christmas what a beautiful experience!

Thanks for sharing your journey with cyberspace!

Jane said...

I have great memories of skiing up that way! In winter or summer it's just beautiful!

essjay said...

:love: I miss New England winters! I can't thank you enough for sharing these lovely pictures!