Wow! I certainly did not expect to be absent for so long! I’ve just been super busy and time has been flying by. So. What’s new… I’m a little behind on my posts, so please bear with me.
My husbone and I went up to New Hampshire two weekends ago, and it was a very fun and fruitful journey, and as we were experiencing in various delights, I was planning out my blog post. I didn’t post for so long though, because I had to edit photos on my laptop (which I never do) and I wasn’t 100% happy with how they looked on my other computer, but you know what? I’m getting over it! I was a great trip, and I want to share!
So. We went up there in the first place because my Husbone’s brother – my brother in law – had a very small ceremony of marriage with his former ladyfriend and current wifey. This ceremony took place on the dock of my husbone’s family’s house that they have up in northern New Hampshire, on a small lake called Cedar Pond. We were both working weddings that day, and we didn’t even know it was happening, so we were unable to attend. So they had a big reception on the 29th and that is where we were finally able to partake in the joyous event, and it was a blast!
First let me say, that if anyone reading this is getting married in Portsmouth New Hampshire – I want to do your wedding! Email me! What a beautiful and charming town. We were in what seemed like the main drag, we karaoked and were merry among a beautiful church spire and cobblestone streets. Here is a picture my husband took of me with our little point and shoot during karaoke time!
Yes it’s true, I am singing Rent, and I am not ashamed! I nailed it! Unfortunately, I don’t have the picture my brother in law took of my husband watching me sing this. He knows I can carry a tune, but he’d never really REALLY seen me sing until this moment. And the look of utter elation in his whole body is some I’d like to share with you once I get my hands on that picture. It was fun!
The reception was the next day – pictures of which are still to come – but as I was not working this time, I thought it best to kick off my shoes, have a drink and enjoy myself. Which I thoroughly did. So much in fact, that I couldn’t move my body much the next morning, and was aching with fits of laughter at my immobility. I couldn’t even get out of bed with out some extra help from my Husbone – just from dancing so hard! (We are a mighty dancing duo!)
So, fast forward, we drove up to Cedar Pond to spend a few days at the family’s house. This house has been in their family since 1934 and still has some of the original furniture and pots and pans! On the way up, we saw this adorable antique store off of route 16 (I think).
I love the colors in this one!
Mostly when we go up to Cedar Pond, we fish. The first time out I caught 5 trout – all keepers (I love to fish!)… but this time, we didn’t get any bites. I think it had been a while since they had stocked the pond, so they were all too smart for us. But it’s nice to troll around!
And this is a picture of Husbone pretending to catch a fish-
A few years ago he bought a telescope to use up there, and it never got used. So despite the freezing cold – it was 30 degrees at night! we decided to go for it. It took a while, some trial and error, even losing hope before we got it to work. As he was fiddling with it, I noticed – a moonrise was happening over the other side of the lake!!! I had never seen one before. I put my point and shoot camera down on the dock and did a 15 second exposure:
The topmost little white dot you see was a star reflected in the lake! That thing that looks like drift wood is a floating dock. We usually swim out to in the summer and dive off of it.
So! Totally cool thing – we finally got the telescope to work and got an AMAZING view of the GIANT MOON! And just on a whim, I pointed my point and shoot into the viewfinder and was pleasantly surprised to find that I could use it as a giant lens!
The next day, we went driving around to see if we could spot some moose, and I took my good camera for the occasion – just in case. Well. We didn’t find any live moose – but we drove out onto a small side road and discovered –
Now, what are picked clean moose bones doing in the middle of nowhere? Could it have been a hunter? A bear? There were bones, presumably from the same moose, lying around everywhere! It looked like the poor thing had really been ripped apart. But the discovery really made it a lot better that we didn’t see any live moose, though, they are majestic (though dim) beasts…
So, after no luck at Cedar Pond, we decided to make out way to a dam nearby in the Androscoggin River, where there are said to be many easy catches. That is if you fly fish. I’m not very good at fly fishing, so I took pictures and watched, waded up to my hips in cold water, but enjoying myself all the same.
So beautiful! Also, my husbone, fishin’ in shorts.
And after many trials and errors, he caught a little guy!
This one was thrown back. He was too tiny. Even though I was too hungry and had curry powder in my pocket to fry up just such a creature.
And thus was our trip up north. It was great fun! And more to come, too, I have a slideshow in the works of Karin and Joe’s wedding on Sunday – which was a great blast! They were the first couple I did my free engagement session with, and I am always going to do this! It was such a wonderful opportunity to get to know them, and I really felt relaxed the whole day because I feel like they have become my friends, and I really felt like a part of their day, and I believe I got great pictures as a result!
Hope you enjoyed – if you made this far!