"Colors That New Hampshire and Japan Share" --by RusticWoodArt

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Blog entry by frank posted 10-06-2007 05:37 AM 1088 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Colors That New Hampshire and Japan Share

The peak time of year

Each September and October people from all over the world come to New Hampshire to see the fall foliage and take a foliage tour. Only two places in the world, New Hampshire and we’re told parts of Japan, have the unique combination of climate and topography that results in this brilliant foliage, but nowhere does the landscape, from mountains to the lakes and sea, provide a better vantage point to see the colors.
....weekend should set tourism record

And so we set out early this morning, to drive up into the north country and check out some colors that make New Hampshire so sought out at this time of year. Yes I also had to check some contacts and see about getting some new supplies of wood slabs, for some table tops that I’m thinking about producing, for a new gallery that I’m working with for some of my furniture and ‘wood art’. Now lets see, New Hampshire….New Gallery….and….New Wood Source, sounds very good to me! Anyways, picked up two slabs from two sources, but more on that to come when I get a chance to post some pictures of the wood….one cherry and one in pine.

So I am en-raptured by the color that so surrounds me this time of year and when I think of the folks that pay to come here….where I live, I can only give thanks….

....I mean, is this color or is this color, stoped here as we were headed toward Errol, NH.... back in the drivers seat and on down the road my wife and I are moving again….toward Dixville Notch....

....yes, these are awesome indeed….

....and then I heard the rock say; “come closer”....

....of course we could just go and have a climb….

....back on the road again and after lunch found us up around Colebrook, NH where I came upon this early barn…. one must understand that not only am I a lover of old barns, but of cupola’s also….

....and so went my day….and what a joy it is to be alive and able to experience the all that ‘just is’....

Thank you.

” smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….”

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 10-06-2007 05:53 AM

Nice colors Frank and great tour. Do you take customers?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 10-06-2007 06:00 AM

ah yes, the colors of peak foliage – which are also the colors of my wedding anniversary. We sure are lucky in these parts Frank… if we keep off the roads that is. ;)

Pumpkin Fest this weekend in Milford, NH

Sat the 20th in Keene, NH – Record setters, and holders of the most lit Jack O Lanterns in one place – definately a sight to see. The “Apple Donuts” aren’t bad either! Gotta love an event that shuts down Main street (the widest main street in the world)

Oh, and right up the road from me, the world champs in Punkin Chunkin!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#3 posted 10-06-2007 06:01 AM

Awsome Frank. It is a great USA we share.

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !

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#4 posted 10-06-2007 06:02 AM

Customers Karson?

Yep, that’s $5 at the state line. which also buys you a cup of hot apple cider!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#5 posted 10-06-2007 06:03 AM

Hello Karson;
—-this time my wife and I made the trip together, some-times we have to shut all down and find the time or make an excuse to get out and play….some-times no-excuse is needed like today….and yes, often a customer wants to ride with me, which gives us a chance to discuss a project….

Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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#6 posted 10-06-2007 06:08 AM

Stunning pictures Frank! I do miss the fall and spring time so much, we so much wanted to get up to New England this fall but alas it was not in the cards. . The wife and I loved to camp and miss it a lot; we are in hopes of getting a land yacht when she retires so we can travel some in-between my woodworking projects and her crafting. Thanks so much for my fall trip.

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#7 posted 10-06-2007 06:50 AM

I’m right there with you, Frank…beautiful pictures. Here in the Black Hills we have lots of green year around…the Ponderosa Pine and Black Hills Spruce…some homeowners have Colorado Blue Spruce…we have three or four.
As much as I wouldn’t leave the Black Hills because I love it here…home to the hundreth power…I’d love to see the fall foliage in your part of the world. Beautiful. In the older part of our town(I live 9 miles west up in the hills) there are some older trees that blaze red in the fall. I love to go see them. The older I get the more I realize how little I saw when I was younger….rushing to get nowhere. Now, seated/planted forever, I’ve finally looked around to appreciate the people and the places.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#8 posted 10-06-2007 12:44 PM

I had a chance to spend some time in VT/NH bout a week ago. Made a qick stop in Newington NH on the way up then on to St. Johnsbury, Morrisville, and Barton in VT. I made a point of taking my time coming home down RT93. I was there on business so there wasn’t much time for anything else but no matter how busy you are while you’re there you can’t help but notice what a beautiful region it is.

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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#9 posted 10-06-2007 05:31 PM

Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures. It would be nice to see this in real life, but you did a great job of inspiring us with these fantastic photos.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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