A Winter Landscape…New England #14

Snow falling on Tahilla Farm.

It is wonderful to be back in New England...

We reached the snowy depths of Tahilla Farm just before a snow storm hit the region. I could not think of a better welcome…and I say that quietly as I know that many New Englanders feel otherwise. My family is counting 80" of snow and above in the Boston area. I shudder to think.

It is a marked contrast to our world in Vietnam…from visions of mangoes to the starkness of a winter landscape. Both equally beautiful...

When we arrived, finding Tahilla was the challenge of the day. We faced mountains of snow at every turn.

I marvel at what the construction crew has been able to accomplish
these past months. The recent conditions have been bleak and
just when we think they are going to have to call it quits until the weather
takes a turn for the better, they surprise us.

It was wonderful to turn the corner today
and see the framing of the master wing underway. 

This is the first time we have been able to visit Tahilla in winter.
Up to now, our visions for the future have been  coloured in green 
for  our only reference has been a summer landscape.

I had forgotten how beautiful a winter landscape can be.
This will be an eventual window view from the annex
leading to the mater bedroom.

From Tahilla Farm to the neighbouring town 
of Hancock, New Hampshire. 
Beautiful snow and homes abound.

 This morning I sat by the window after breakfast 
and contemplated the weather..
it was a "do we or don't we" go outside 
and play kind of day.

we didn't come all this way to sit inside…
so off we went into the snowy abyss.

A winter landscape in New England…

As we drove down the road into the hurling winds
a snow cloud passed before us. Within the blink of
an eye it was gone again.

Mrs. H said "Ah, the beauty of winter in New Hampshire"
Mr. H said  "Pass the mangoes"

February 15, 2015
28 Day Writing Challenge, #14
From a quintessential village in Hancock, New Hampshire
New England time

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