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Spofford, New Hampshire, United States
Jeff Newcomer has been a physician practicing in New Hampshire and Vermont for over 30 years. Over that time, as a member of the Conservation Commission in his home of Chesterfield New Hampshire, he has used his photography to promote the protection and appreciation of the town's wild lands. In recent years he has been transitioning his focus from medicine to photography, writing and teaching. Jeff enjoys photographing throughout New England, but has concentrated on the Monadnock Region and southern Vermont and has had a long term artistic relationship with Mount Monadnock. He is a featured artist in a number of local galleries and his work is often seen in regional print, web publications and in business installations throughout the country. For years Jeff has published a calendar celebrating the beauty of The New England country-side in all seasons. All of the proceeds from his New England Reflections Calendar have gone to support the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at the Cheshire Medical Center. Jeff has a strong commitment to sharing his excitement about the special beauty of our region and publishes a weekly blog about photography in New England.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Calendar Time

Peacham Sunrise : September
The season is changing. There is a cool nip in the air and the trees are beginning to show a hint of the brilliant color to come, hopefully. Along with the other signs of autumn, this is the time for me to start my obnoxious marketing of my New England Reflections Calendar. People start avoiding me on the street and in every local shop I am greeted with, "Oh, Is it that time again". To be fair to myself, the calendar has become a
Birth Spiral : April
tradition for many in my region of New England, and people often approach asking "When is the new calendar coming out?" I've discovered that many of my calendars are purchased as gifts, often being sent far from New England, ranging from Germany to Japan. There seems to be a desire to show family and friends the special beauty of our small corner of the world. Most importantly there is an appreciation of the important cause that is supported by each calendar.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation
For more than 10 years I have been publishing the New England

Storm's Border : February
Reflections Calendar to benefit the Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Program at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene New Hampshire. For many of those years I served as the medical director of the program, but now that I'm retired, I'm thrilled to be able to continue to support this important work. Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary program of exercise and education to help people
East Chop Sunrise : August
struggling with the challenges of chronic lung disease, including Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis and Pulmonary Fibrosis, to live fuller, and more comfortable lives. All of the profits from the calendars are used to assist patients who would otherwise be unable to afford the program and has made possible special events that have added to the experience for many needy participants.

Size Matters
This year's calendar is special for a number of reasons. First, as is true every year, I am confident that the pictures are the best ever. Secondly we have increased the format size from 8.5x11 to 10.5x 13 inches. The change was triggered by many requests to make the calendar more functional. The larger format makes it easier to enter dates and, most importantly, the images have grown to the size that they truly deserve. As always, I have included images from both New Hampshire and Vermont and have included one picture from our beautiful sea coast. You can check out all of the big images in my web site gallery. 

Calendar Gallery

Sweet Nellie

Sweat Nellie
Finally this year's calendar is dedicated to our sweat dog Nellie. I hope I will be excused for remembering my wonderful photography companion who patiently joined me on so many of the shoots throughout the region.


Pond Brook Falls : January
I've been spending the last couple of weeks distributing to the many local stores who generously agree to sell the calendars. It is a testimony to the spirit of our community that so many retailers are willing to contribute valuable counter space to support our efforts. I have completed much of my distribution tasks, but there are a few more I have to reach, and I'm always searching for new venues. If you are looking for this year's calendar, never fear. Here is a partial list of the wonderful places you can visit to satisfy your calendar cravings. And don't forget to thank the owners for supporting Pulmonary Rehabilitation in our region. 


Toadstool Bookstore, Keene and Peterborough New Hampshire

Hannah Grimes, Keene New Hampshire

Ingenuity Country Store, Keene New Hampshire

Ingenuity Country Store
Monadnock Imaging, Keene New Hampshire

The Cheshire Medical Center Gift Shop, Keene New Hampshire

Leon's Auto Repair, Keene New Hampshire

Nicole & Bonnie's Salon
, Keene New Hampshire

J&J Discount, Chesterfield, New Hampshire

Chesterfield Inn, Chesterfield, New Hampshire

Hancock Inn, Hancock New Hampshire

Hancock Inn

Jingles Christmas and Country Shop, Westmoreland New Hampshire

Gilsum Village Store, Gilsum New Hampshire

Walpole Grocery Store
, Walpole New Hampshire

Apryl's Orchard, Walpole, New Hampshire

Chesterfield Inn

Drewsville General Store, Drewsville New Hampshire

Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough New Hampshire 

Vermont Artisans Design, Brattleboro, Vermont 

Harlows Sugar House, Putney Vermont 

Putney General Store, Putney Vermont 

Green Mountain Orchard, Putney Vermont


The calendar can also be purchased on-line at the  

Cheshire Medical Center web site 

(With free shipping!) :

And of course I always have a bunch in the back seat of my car and, if we meet on the street, be prepared to either buy calendars our sprint desperately away.

Jeffrey Newcomer


  1. Excellent these photographs . Newcomer but capturing skil very excellent .

  2. This blog is so interesting and impressive. Thanks again