Beaver Pond – Kinsman Notch, New Hampshire
Scenes of June, New Hampshire – Last month, I mentioned that many locals believe the 2016 summer season here in the White Mountains is going to be an extremely busy one. I have already seen an increase in tourism (biking, fishing, hiking, swimming, etc.) in my travels of the White Mountains region during the month of June. After a dismal ski season, this will be a great boost for the local economy.
Even though Coos and Grafton counties are currently under a flash flood watch, June has been a dry month. Many of the brooks and rivers here in the White Mountains are running low, to the point where a few are almost dried up. Other than not receiving much rain this month, the weather has been great. And I have been making the most out of the long summer days to create new imagery.
Fields of Lupine – Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
June, White Mountains – Here in the New Hampshire White Mountains the weather during June has been excellent. We have had a few hot days, but you will not hear me complaining. This month has been very busy, and because my schedule is full for the rest of June, I am posting my monthly article early.
June is the Annual Celebration of Lupines in Sugar Hill. And every year photographers invade the fields of Sugar Hill with hopes of creating the perfect lupine scene. This year I decided to approach the lupine fields with a different mindset, and I wanted to avoid creating a grand landscape scene. The above image is one of only a few I created this year of the lupine fields.
The Nubble (Haystack Mountain) – Bethlehem, New Hampshire
June, New Hampshire White Mountains – How do I know it is June in the White Mountains of New Hampshire? The bugs are out in full force, and man are they bad this year! I have many images from this month that have bug blur. Bug blur has the tendency to ruin images! I won't bore you with bug stories.
During the month of June a number of exciting events happen in the White Mountains region. One of the bigger events is the Annual Celebration of Lupines in Sugar Hill. Every year I try to spend half a day around the Sugar Hill area shooting lupine. Bike Week is also held this month and draws many bikers to the White Mountains. If you have never been on Mt Washington during bike week its worth checking out.
Mount Deception – Carroll, New Hampshire
Scenes of June, White Mountains – The month of June in the White Mountains has been interesting. I am not sure where to start, the rain or the overcast days. We are currently stuck in a dreary weather pattern that is making many question if the summer season is going to be washout. I hope not, but realize anything is possible when it comes to mother nature. Even with the poor weather I did manage to photograph the Lupine Festival and Frankenstein Trestle on beautiful days.
Frankenstein Trestle – Crawford Notch State Park, New Hampshire
For the railroad buffs, if you have never visited Frankenstein Trestle in Crawford Notch State Park, I suggest you do. It is one of the coolest trestles I have photographed in New England. It also has excellent views of the Notch.