12 of 12 for February 2010

14 Feb

On the 11th I flew home to New Hampshire for Reading Week (aka “Spring” Break). I didn’t get a chance to say hello to Angel that night, but on the morning of the 12th I greeted her in bed. Her ears were back but she was so sleepy she could barely open her eyes.

The lake is frozen and covered with bobhouses, but there’s not much snow on top of the ice. While the South and Mid-Atlantic have been blasted with record amounts of snowfall this winter, New England has been abnormally dry.

This ice along the road leading to my house may appear to be a beautiful natural phenomenon, but it seems that someone has actually been “vandalizing” the ice. There are also spots of yellow, red, and purple.

My parents and I decided to go for a ride in the afternoon. We headed up north — here we’re approaching Cannon Mountain and Franconia Notch.

A snow-capped Mt. Adams towers over this white birch-laden road (what could be more quintessentially New Hampshire?)

We stopped in Bretton Woods for this picturesque shot of the White Mountains and the Ammonoosuc River.

The grandiose Mt. Washington Hotel is nothing compared to the grandeur of the Presidential Range behind it.

We continued on to North Conway, where I caught a glimpse of Mt. Washington from another angle. The late afternoon light reflecting off the snow was particularly eye-catching.

It being the Friday of Presidents’ Day Weekend, North Conway was bustling with skiers coming from the south.

Of course, we couldn’t drive by the Christmas Tree Shop without my mom having to go inside.

After returning home, we made pizza for supper and sat down in front of the TV as the Olympics came on. You’ll notice that Angel only has her mind on one thing.

Deep down, part of me is rooting for Canada. O Canada, terre de nos aïeux…

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