Mt Tecumseh – Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
Scenes of April, New Hampshire – What a month it has been weather wise here in the New Hampshire White Mountains. Ice, snow, rain, and warm weather. You name it, we have had it this month. With April coming to an end, it won’t be long until the grass is green, but the trails are still an icy mess at higher elevations. Crampons have been the chosen foot traction this month.
My monthly blog article showcasing five images from the month only consists of three images this month. April has been an interesting month for me because I had to shut down for most of it to take care of a family matter. This blog article reflects how little shooting I did this month. The last time I had to shut down like this was about thirteen years ago. And I am anxious to get back into the swing of things.
April's Moonrise – Mount Eisenhower, New Hampshire
Scenes of April, White Mountains – Here in the New Hampshire White Mountains, the weather we have had during the month of April has been your typical, unsettled crazy New England weather. The last few days, the daytime temperatures have been more of what we would expect in late October and November, and it has been snowing on and off. I still have not put the snowshoes away yet for the season.
I love the month of April, the snow is slowly melting away making the waterscapes interesting and somewhere in the state of New Hampshire flowers are starting to bloom. It won't be long before the landscape of the White Mountains is lush green, and we are wearing shorts again. Earth Day is also celebrated this month, which is an annual event that many consider to be the birth of the modern environmental movement.
Cascade – Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire
Scenes of April, New Hampshire– Most of New England is snow free, but here in the White Mountains of New Hampshire we still have plenty of snow. Mount Washington recently got six inches of snow. And off trail travel in some areas of the White Mountains still requires snowshoes. The snow is melting fast though.
I love the month of April for two reasons. The first reason is brooks and rivers are usually roaring, which means great waterscapes, and secondly Earth Day, an annual event, is celebrated this month. Many consider Earth Day to be the birth of the modern environmental movement. Learn more about Earth Day here.
East Branch of the Pemigewasset River – Lincoln, New Hampshire
April, White Mountains – I find April to be one of the more challenging months to produce imagery. The landscape is usually covered in "dirty snow", making it tough to produce clean looking imagery. Nothing drives me crazier than a beautiful mountain scene with dirty snow in the foreground! Yes, I'm complaining some but know many photographers can relate to this issue.