write 31 days: dreamscape – day 12

Living here in New Hampshire, I don’t have to look far during any season for dreamy landscapes and that’s doubly true in autumn, when the leaves of the maples, beeches, and birches turn startling shades before saying sayonara. (Musician Chad Sugg wrote, “Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.”) 

In the last five or six weeks, besides woods and beach walks in southern Maine during a 5-day trip there, I’ve spent time on ten different trails within an hour of home, some of them more than once, and I’ve walked around my small town many days. Here are a couple of photos from each place, landscapes that may appear in my dreams — or yours.

I think it’s appropriate to add on Columbus Day / Indigenous People’s Day here in the U.S., that the land now called New Hampshire was once known as N’dakinna, when it was the traditional ancestral homeland for about 10,000 years (400 generations) of the Western Abenaki (Sokoki) and Western Pennacook peoples before European explorers arrived around 1500. More here.


nature park

7 Sept – nature park
7 Sept – nature park

marsh-meadow along town street

17 Sept – along town street (asters and goldenrod)
20 Sept – along town street

lake

19 Sept – lake
10 Oct – lake

marsh-meadow-woods trail

20 Sept – meadow-marsh-woods trail
20 Sept – meadow-marsh-woods trail

overlook trail

21 Sept – overlook trail
21 Sept – overlook trail

bog

21 Sept – bog
21 Sept – bog woods
21 Sept – bog

hill trail

28 Sept – hill trail
28 Sept – hill trail

the fells

30 Sept – the old garden @ The Fells
30 Sept – mown field @ The Fells

brook trail

4 Oct – brook trail
4 Oct – brook trail

flood plain / pine plantation

5 Oct – flood plain trail and pine plantation
5 Oct – flood plain trail and pine plantation

woods / lake loop trail

11 Oct – woods/lake loop trail
11 Oct – woods/lake loop trail

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Featured image: brook trail, 4 Oct. 2020

2 comments

  1. We are among the fortunate to live and be able to enjoy this beautiful part of the world. You have captured the season perfectly!

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