|Portland Head and ram Island Lighhouses|
|Christmas Day 2017, Grayson, Abby and Susan|
I thought I had the region thoroughly covered, and so it was exciting, and a little annoying, when, this year, I discovered a new waterfall to explore.
Porcupine Falls is part of the 355 acre John and Rosemarie Calhoun Family Forest in Gilsum New Hampshire. The forest is now managed by the Monadnock Conservancy and is a peaceful woodland with a well maintained trail leading to the interesting chutes and cascades of Porcupine Falls.
The site includes a sturdy wood bridge which spans White Brook just below the falls and above a lovely pool.
Porcupine Falls is a beautiful and easily accessible addition to my growing list of my regions waterfalls.
|California Brook Clean-Up|
|Friedsam Town Forest|
|Prime Roast, Keene NH|
|Bellows Walpole Inn|
|Art in the Park|
- Brewbaker’s Café
- Art in the Park
- Keene Art Walk
- Keene Family YMCA
- Syd’s Carpet and Snooze Room
- Prime Roast Café
|Savings Bank of Walpole|
In addition to periodic shows my work continues to be visible as permanent instillations in various businesses around town. My favorite remains the SavingsBank of Walpole which has chosen to use my images to highlight their focus on the local community
Six Lighthouses of Portland
|Portland Head Lighthouse|
|Spring Point Ledge Light|
There are five other lighthouses ranging from the isolated and abandoned Rear Range Tower of the Twin Lights, to little Bog Light at the head of the channel to Portland Harbor.
On a trip to the Maine coast this summer, I decided to spend an afternoon cruising the seven miles of coastline, south to north, visiting each of the six lighthouses. Some like the Twin Lights are not easily approachable, but five of the six are still operational. It was a great exploration and all the details, including the and GPS locations are detailed in my New Hampshire Photography Guild article, and my Getting it Right in the Digital Camera supplemental blog.
|Radio City Bulbs|
|Central Square Keene|
I’m having such a great time reviewing my 2017 highlights I will continue this self-indulgent exercise for at least one week longer. There are more adventures to review and, of course, I haven’t even mentioned our amazing family trip to Italy!
Jeff Newcomer, NEPGwww.partridgebrookreflections.com