The Farmington holiday tree lighting ceremony will be Friday, December 1st this year. The festivities are from 6:30 – 8pm and are located on Central Street. The Farmington Recreation Department will have hot chocolate and treats. There will be music performed by Farmington’s own Henry Wilson School and of course a special visit from Santa. The DeJulio family has planned to have a memorial table for residents to stop and share stories of Tom DeJulio. There is also a Santa meet & greet, Friday, December 15th, 6-7pm at the Farmington Recreation Department.
Farmington First Night will be December 31st, from 7pm-12am. Activities will include a bon fire, ice skating, movies, live entertainment, karaoke, food vendors, art/photography exhibit, photo booth, various activities for the kids are planned, and the Farmington Museum of History will be open with hot cider. Watch the ball drop and find out who won the baby new year contest, while sipping hot coffee or hot chocolate.
Early October is the herald for the season of slow slumber in New Hampshire. The garden is beyond twilight and though most plants are preparing for winter, some things re-surge. The dahlias come back with a vengeance. One. Last. Hurrah.
We had great leafy vegetable crop; four kinds of lettuce and some awesome kale, which is very happy with the cold right now. We had a steady tomato crop and my peppers grew very well this year. Our pear tree is old enough to give us lots of fruit this year and they have been delicious. We had a big enough crop that we could give some to neighbors.
We’ve continued to have warmer weather for fall, though our nights are dipping as they should. It has been a little dry as well. Times of killing frost are almost upon us. I hope you enjoy the flower and plant gallery; this will be the last one for this year! Continue reading “Easygoing Early #October #Garden #Photos”
Late summer, here in New Hampshire, is when the garden is in the twilight of its’ life. As the prolonged heat of mid to late summer moves in most plants get a bit ragged and tired. Even with extra water it is hard to keep blooms coming. As you can see that doesn’t mean the garden looks bare. We’ve actually had cooler than normal weather this year, which has felt great while out in the garden. Much less use of the AC too. I hope you enjoy the gallery. There should be one more coming! Continue reading “Lazy Late #Summer #Garden #Photos”
Mid spring, here in New Hampshire, is when the garden really starts to take off. Much more variety and texture in the garden can exist because most of our freezes, especially hard freezes, are over for the beginning of the year. The vegetation in the yard has leafed out and everything is in a dizzying dance of shape and color.
We added many more tulips to the garden last fall and I have to say that investment was worth every penny. We’ve had quite a bit of rain this year, enough to not only knock the drought in the state down, but provide enough extra rain for increased growing and bloom times. Both of the new fruit trees from last year have loved the extra rain.
I’ve planted most of our vegetables now. Several different spinach, several different types of tomatoes & peppers, three varieties of lettuce, and some kale. We also continued our potato growing, though we’ve limited it to one variety this year. All the herbs are up and spreading. They don’t really need any help from me.
I’m still working on the annuals that go into containers and baskets. I’m also a little behind on planting the flowers I grow from seed, but I’ll catch up soon. Happy gardening everyone! Enjoy the photos. Continue reading “Mid #Spring #Garden #Flowers”
Spring is finally underway here in New Hampshire! Lots of tulips are up and most of the early bloomers are strutting their stuff in the garden. Enjoy the photos! Continue reading “Early Spring Garden Photos 2017”
It is feeling like spring here in NH, though we are actually in the middle of winter. Temps are creeping up during the day to fifty or sixty degrees in most places. A false spring. These two landscape paintings have been sitting around for a bit with the under painting work done. I really wasn’t sure where I wanted to go to finalize them. One is a little more clear as I see it being later in the day and the hazy version I imagine in early morning with lifting fog. I’m going to call these False Spring Morning & False Spring Afternoon.
Leaves often remind me of glass beads. I’ve always loved the way light filters through glass. When the light is fullest I love to look up through the canopy and watch the light dance through the leaves. Those two thoughts fused to create these two landscapes. I’m going to call them Light Dance 1 & 2.
Susann Foster Brown’s Studio will host an Open House for the public
Saturday Nov. 16 and Sunday Nov. 17
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day
1362 White Mountain Highway (Rte 125),
the studio is a both workshop and gallery for Brown’s printmaking and fiber art.
For more information go to www.cellarbrookfarm.com
Susann Foster Brown Studio on Facebook, or call (603) 652-4306.
Omer T. Lassonde: New Hampshire Modernist
Opening Reception April5, 5-8PM
In 1947 journalist Ben Bradlee declared Omer T. Lassonde (1903-1980) one of”American’s Great Painters” — the person who had “done more than any man living to put New Hampshire on the map artistically.” Lassonde “never settled into one artistic school” he noted, “but experimented successfully with expressionism, realism, cubism, and abstractionism.” Born in Concord, NH of French-Canadian stock, Lassonde had solid academic training, early gallery success, administered the WPA Arts Program in New Hampshire during the Great Depression, and was a key figure in founding the New Hampshire Art Association in 1940. An ability to paint in any style, a firm love of color, and modernist sensibility helped make him a prominent figure in New England art.
NH Art Association Opening Reception in the Academy Gallery Balcony, 5-8PM