Sunday, 13 July 2014


It is hard to believe that we are already in the middle of July. New England summers (especially in New Hampshire and Maine) tend to be short lived, so the goal of every summer is to fit in as many summer activities as possible. Swimming at the lake, grilling on the patio, trips to the ice cream shacks, displays of fireworks, gardening (though yard work is much more descriptive of what we do), and, well, any other fun things one finds to do this time of year.

The front of the house for Memorial Day and Independence Day.

Here's a bit of what my summer has looked like, with more to come.

 Time spent at the lake.

 Twilight through the budding trees (early June).

 Day trips to favorite places, such as Historic Deerfield, Massachusetts.

 Late blooming lilacs.

 Finding hidden treasures in the barn, just asking to be saved.

 Attending a work conference in the beautiful Boston Harbor.

 Attending summer festivals, such as the American Independence Festival in Exeter, New Hampshire.

 Capturing beautiful moments that happen by.

 Enjoying the peace of a summer morning.

A little bit of antiquing.

Enjoying these short-lived summer moments.


Sunday, 1 June 2014

Here we go!

If you're still here...hello! I've finally made myself sit down, sort through pictures, and complete an entire post! I've worked past the bloggers block, and have several posts in the works. So, without further ado, here's the first post (that is long overdue). 

Please don't hate me for bringing it up, but this winter was something else! We, along with the rest of the country it seems, had so much snow, frigid temperatures, and frighteningly high heating bills. Although it was such a bear, it was truly beautiful. I cannot imagine living somewhere that I can't enjoy all four seasons.

It was beautiful, no denying it, but I am oh so glad that Spring is here in New Hampshire! Only just about two weeks ago did all of the leaves arrive here in central New Hampshire, and everything is really in full bloom now!

Forsythia in bloom a few weeks ago.

Our new house has some beautiful plantings all around it, but I cannot even begin to figure out where to start. I've made a few calls and am attempting to get someone to come and take a look, and possibly give me some direction. I've taken care of some things, but there is really a lot of landscaping to deal with. Hopefully I can share some more of it soon, once it is cleaned up, that is!

This wonderful Spring weather (when it is not raining!), has had us taking a break from our hectic schedules, and enjoying our region. We find ourselves taking drives to several of our surrounding states and New Hampshire, and let's just say that they do not disappoint!

Taken in Vermont last weekend.

Along the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire this weekend.

And just in case you think it's been all fun and games over here....

We've been working extra hard to get the barn cleaned out!

But we made sure to take the time to remember those brave men and women who gave their lives defending our freedom.

Shew! As you can tell, it's been an exhausting few months over here, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. We're living our dream, through the ups and downs, and it has been one of the best decisions we have ever made. But don't worry, I haven't even touched the tip of the iceberg. A lot more to share....

But for now, good night!


Thursday, 22 May 2014

Still here.

Hello! I am so sorry for my extended absence! I am indeed still here! I've been working on a post for about two months, though now it needs to be separated into a few posts. Life has definitely gotten in the way! I've had a lot going on, too much to share at the moment, but plan on giving some details this week! I just wanted to pop in to say "Hello", I hope you are well, and we'll chat soon. (I promise!)


Thursday, 23 January 2014

New Name.

Hello and a very happy new year to you! I hope this new year proves to be a gracious one, and an even better than the last year for you and your loved ones.

You may have (or may have not) noticed that I changed the name of this blog. While I do still feel perfectly at home in New England, I never did quite love the name. I've known for quite some time that this project blog that I plan to continue writing for a very long time needed a name that sounded as good as I hope my posts (hopefully) were and will be. As I was doing my usual weekend blog hopping (it was a snowy day and I was in bed sick, so a great way to pass the time), I came across a blog posting from a pretty popular "preppy" blog. On this posting, a picture was shared.

Upon reading these words, I knew that this should be the name of my blog. After all, it is one of the main reasons that we chose to move to New England. The friendly people, the beautiful scenery, and of course, the abundance of gorgeous old homes. While I do have many other interests, my love of old houses really drew me to this magnificent part of the country. So, welcome to my blog entitled, "He Who Loves an Old House".

On an unrelated topic, I received a comment from "Anonymous"asking me why I blog. I'm not sure if the intention was proper or to be taken rudely, but I thought about the question, for quite some time. One year, five months, and twenty-three days ago, I found myself in a new place that I did not know even one person. Miles and miles from my nearest family member, just me and my husband and our furry family members. If you've ever ventured very far from your friends and family, you know what a scary and daunting fact this may be. I suppose I blog as a comfort. To meet new "friends", people who share the same interests that I do, and a love of all things beautiful, historic, and things with a sense of history. I hope that what I write conveys this, and that years later when I look back upon all of this (this is, after all, a diary of sorts), that I have an assortment of fond memories to cherish forever with my new-found friends and family in my favorite part of the world.