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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, March 27, 2016

Looking for Spring

Crimson Bud, Spofford NH

Hilltop Gold, Guilford Vt

I have given up on the winter that wasn't and must now expect the slow coming of spring. It is becoming a mini tradition to anticipate our annual burst of new life by collecting a few of the images from the preceding spring. This is usually seen as therapy after a long, cold and snowy winter but this year it is more a matter of moving on. Early spring is usually about a bleak mix of sticks and mud. This year we have the sticks but the good news is that, without the snow, we have very little mud. Sadly the lack of a healthy spring run-off also means that or waterfalls may less dramatic.

Golden Corner, Guilford Vt
So here is a brief collection of images looking back on last spring, trying to get us through until the greens start to explode. Of course we still could get an April blizzard. I remember about two feet of wet snow one Easter a few years ago, but despite fear of jinxing things, somehow this does not seem to be the year for such surprises. 

Merriam Brook Cascade, Surry NH


Catsbane Brook Falls
West Chesterfield, NH

Flowing Water :
Last early spring was a lovely flowing water season.  I got to visit a bunch of old friends and discovered a few new location, including hidden Catsbane Falls in West Chesterfield.


Pond Brook Falls
West Chesterfield, NH
Pulpit Falls

Green River Falls, Marlborough NH


Pisterine Spring, Spofford NH

Early Green / Our Second Autumn :
I love the early shade of green which rivals autumn for variety and warmth.


Academy Spring, Walpole, NH
Spring Cupola, Spofford NH

Zerubbabel's Rest
Chesterfield, NH
Grand Opening, Spofford NH


Spring Road, Guilford NH


Campus Crocuses, Keene NH

Spring Flowers:
Of course spring is about flowers and I enjoy shouting them both in the wild and in the more controlled environment of nurseries and green houses.

Blue Carpet, Marlborough NH
Tulip Bed, Marlborough NH


College Tulips, Keene NH
River Park Lilies
Keene NH

The Night Sky :

Spring is a great time to capture the night sky, The Milky Way is rising high in the sky and the warmer weather makes those long exposures more tolerable.

Pasture Arch, Walpole NH

Jeffrey Newcomer

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