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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

January Note Card Party

While looking through winter photos, I found one of Mt. Washington, the tallest in the White Mountain Range of New Hampshire and the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi. Then I thought that surely I had enough to make a set of note cards. On a clear day, there are places in my town where Mt. Washington can plainly be seen so it is always there, not as strong a presence as many of you who live near mountains, but strong enough to be a part of the fabric of our lives here.

In Winter (4)

You may be interested to know more about the weather conditions on top of Mt. Washington by visiting *the observatory.* The weather there is notorious, something about the way the weather patterns converge from the Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific Northwest, and the North Atlantic. Oh, yes, it can get wild!

In fact, until three years ago, Mt. Washington held the record for the highest winds ever recorded on earth at 231mph. I would not have been surprised to learn that they regained that record last week when fierce winds blew through.


Summer (1)

Early Autumn (3)

October (2)
As a point of interest, I am including a map to show where each of these photos was taken. They were all taken within a fifteen mile radius of each other.



Mt. Washington is shown in the orange triangle in New Hampshire. The red dot on that map shows general location of my photos and the four distinct dots on the map to the right show where each photo was taken. The numbers correspond to those shown in the captions. (Some photos were taken by zooming in, which accounts for the look of a closer proximity.)

Thanks for visiting. This party is welcome to anyone who has read the rules and follows them. You can find them by clicking on the button in my sidebar. I promise that they're short and sweet.

Love Vee

58 comments:

  1. I'm at work today but prepared my post in advance so I could publish it when the linky came up. And here I am, the first! Never happened before, never likely to happen again.

    Your Mount Washington photos show a beautiful part of your world. Interesting about the wind, too. I would have thought that the highest winds might be in the desert, or Antarctica. Shows how much I know.

    We have a Mt. Washington here on Vancouver Island, too. That's where people go to ski on the island. Lots of snow there right now.

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  2. What beautiful views of the mountain! My favorite is the winter snow capped one.

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  3. Aren't mountains so majestically beautiful?! They can take one's breath away.

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  4. What a beautiful mountain! I especially love your summer photo. I saw the mountain from a distance, but we never ventured close on previous jaunts to Maine and New Hampshire.

    How funny, but I did a link-up post of mountains too!

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  5. Hi Vee. I see that you must live catacorner from me in this big sprawling nation of ours. I first learned about Mt. Washington when reading Bill Bryson's book, the title escapes me at the moment, about his trek from Georgia to New England along the mountain trails.

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    1. Oh I got all excited there for a minute because I thought you might be talking about Bill Irwin who wrote Blind Courage about his experience hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia all the way to Mt. Katahdin. I will have to Google Mr. Bryson's book. So do you see Mt. Washington from your locale?

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  6. Absolutely stunning photos, if I had to choose, it would be the summer photo. Thanks for hosting, I am so glad that I got to post today and am looking forward to seeing what others posted.
    Sue

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  7. Beautiful studies of *Your* Mountain.

    Hard to pick a favorite. Although we are not *supposed* to do that...

    Thank you...

    "Auntie"

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  8. A wonderful collection of photo cards. I'd make a set of three each, making a package of 12. Sales would be good.

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  9. Vee I wish I had time to join your photo card party this time, but I'm so far behind. I was sick with a cold for weeks and now that I'm feeling better I have a lot of catching up to do.
    Just wanted to let you know that after I uninstalled Google Chrome, I re-installed it again today and everything is now working fine.
    Your photos are beautiful!

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  10. What great photos of this mountain range. The sky in each is beautiful, too. Of course, I am drawn to the one in autumn, but all of them are stunning. I see you live closer to New Hampshire, judging by the map. Thanks for showing us exactly where Mt. Washington is. I hardly ever see mountains, have to tracel a bit. Thanks for hosting. xo

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  11. I corrected it to "travel" but my screen jumped and it didn't take!! xo

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  12. Wonderful photos of Mount Washington Vee. We drove up that mountain on our honeymoon in 1977 and got the bumper sticker to prove it. :) I remember the steep drop off on the way up. Too scary for me so I didn't look. I'm sure I have a photo of it in my albums (remember those?) . I'll be linking up later on. I hope it works as I couldn't link to a tea party yesterday! Of course I tried it on the PC and it wouldn't work as I don't know how to do it on my Mac. I need a lesson or three. Pam

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  13. Vee, what a fun and informative post about Mount Washington. I enjoyed it very much~

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  14. Vee
    My 1st time to see your Mt. Washington. It's spectacular.
    How nice you've been there to see it in all seasons splendor.

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  15. Beautiful photos of Mount Washington. They make great note cards. Thanks for hosting again.

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  16. These are beautiful photos. I especially love the winter one with the contrast of the bare branches and all the snow looming behind.

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  17. Yes, I've been to the top! Fun times with good friends you've brought to mind with these photos! If I were still blogging I'd join in with your notecard party! I still follow everyone...just quietly, now. LOL

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    1. I was checking in on you just the other day, Deb. Are you taking a sabbatical?

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    2. The heart is just not in it right now. I came looking for your notecard party though!

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  18. Beautiful, Vee! I love mountains and am happy to say we are blessed to live in them. Or rather in a valley between them!

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  19. All gorgeous views ~ makes me want to go on a roadtrip! Thanks for hosting the party. xo

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  20. Your pics are beautiful! I'm finding the weather to be getting more windy every year here in the northeast! Thanks for this fun party:@)

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    1. You'll be happy to know that Mt. Washington's record was way back in 1934. It sure was windy last week!

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  21. hey, i'm trying to link up & nothing is happening? i wonder what is going on... it looks like it is going to take it & then nothing? odd??!

    the hubby & i loved mt. washington. such a great place to see. wonder if we will get back there one day??! those views were just amazing!! great shots. i love the different seasons. fun, fun, fun!!! ( :

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  22. weird - now it shows up. that is so wild. all good. ha. ha!! ( :

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  23. Hi Vee!

    I'm sorry for my absence but moving is one tough job -- more than I could have imaguned -- and I've been so busy on both ends. Ther truck arrives tomorrow and it will be good to get everything in order before my grand daughter is born.

    I have to tell you that driving up to the top of Mt. Washington was one experience my husband will never forget! He was white knuckled by the time he got to the top! My daughter and I enjoyed the ride and the view from the top but my husband was dreading the drive back down where he had to keep pulling off the road to cool the breaks. He vowed never to drive up a mountain like that ever again! lol!

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  24. These are wonderful photos! And I'll be back to visit more tomorrow! I got a late start tonight! heehee! See you tomorrow...sweet dreams!

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  25. Whew...i just now got linked in...have been working on the house all day, then to see 4 basketball games grands were playing. just got home.

    your note cards are lovely....
    night night

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  26. I am trying to imagine winds at 231 miles per hour! That is a stunning statistic!

    Mount Washington must be beautiful, and I am amazed that you can sometimes see it from your own town. We live in the flatlands, so the idea of seeing mountains in my own locale is foreign to me.

    Beautiful pictures which, of course, would make beautiful note cards.

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  27. I didn't know about the beautiful Mt. Washington. That's one reason I love blogging, I learn something new nearly every day. Beautiful photos, Vee. Thanks for hosting this fun party again.

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  28. You always have such interesting photos Vee.
    Mt Washington looks quite like Mt Ruapehu in New Zealand where I am.
    I grew up with a view like that - I agree with you it does become very much a part of the fabric of our lives - I quite miss it now!
    I'm so glad you're continuing to host your Note Card party - thank you Vee.
    Hugs
    Shane

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  29. The summer shot is my favorite. What colors! Have a beautiful day, Vee.

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  30. When we visited in the Autumn of 2011, we wanted to drive to the top, but found it was already closed for the year! We were disappointed, so I guess we'll have to come back sometime and do it!

    I love the mountains,and yours is lovely. I like how you said is was part of the fabric of your lives there.

    Thanks for hosting again!

    Love
    Deanna

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    1. Very wise of them to close the road early as the weather can change on a dime and there have been brutal snowstorms in September. Also, never buy a car that has a bumper sticker boasting a journey to the top of Mt. Washington. The transmission is probably blown. ☺

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  31. Vee, these are beautiful photographs, and I love that you added links and maps. Next to Maine, New Hampshire is my favorite state. When I drive over the border, I feel relaxed instantly. The White mountains always take my breath away.

    Karen

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  32. Beautiful photos, Vee. When I think of Mt Washington, I always envision lots of snow and extremely blustery winds!:-)

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  33. Vee - the pictures of your mountain are beautiful!!! We visited there only once and must do so again sometime. I love the summer sunset one the best!

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  34. Lovely view of your world! Isn't God amazing that not only does HE make amazing views but then He even changes them up four times a year...just for you!

    I am linking to the party this time....

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  35. I love to know where on a map things are! Thanks for adding that. We are holding up the corners of the mainland of the U.S.A. you and I. I love the views God affords us of this world. Blessings!

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  36. When we lived in Massachusetts, we made a point (not during winter) to climb Mt. Washington...by car. I had a Range Rover and even with its durability, it was scarey to the girls, but breathtaking. I love your photos. Kelly's husband, Matt, took her "backpacking" Mt Washington to break her into camping. He said she passed with flying colors! XOXO

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  37. I never tire of mountain views and yours, in all four seasons, are delightful. It was also nice to get a feel for exactly where they are situated on your maps.
    I didn't get my act together in time to participate in the party this month, but do hope to find some time for visiting today.

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  38. Well, I just learned something new about New England. The views of Mt Washington are beautiful and make an excellent card ensemble.

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  39. Oh I did it again..I missed it, this Texas girl's head isn't screwed on right these days...but I am going to enjoy the party anyway and go visit
    These pictures are just beautiful...and you have provided me with a mini-vacation to a destiny I have never visited

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  40. A view of Mount Washington in the distance would be a wonderful sight to see. We once Googled had a view of Mount Baldy from our living room window in the Okanagan. Speaking of maps, I wonder if you googled Mount Washington how many Mount Washingtons you might find. We lived close to Mount Washington once but it was on the other side of North America. Thanks for hosting this party Vee. Have a great week!

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  41. Beautiful...in any season. And I'm glad you included the map. We plan to head east this summer...with the RV...and I'm just checking to see how far east we might head:)

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  42. Your photos of Mt. Washington through the season are lovely! When I lived in Seattle I had a wonderful view of Mt. Ranier. I miss mountain views!

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  43. Hi Vee,

    This is such an interesting post! I'm not familiar with Mt. Washington, but wow, that sounds like some seriously wicked weather. :) I absolutely love your photos taken in different seasons; you did an amazing job!! I really enjoy learning some information to go with the photos (I'm kind of nerdy that way). :-D

    Have a wonderful week!

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  44. Hi Vee,

    Love your photos. Living in Maine for many years, I'm surprised that that's one of the places I've never been. I linked up a snowy collage from my area and combined it with Scripture Thursday. ~ Abby

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  45. Your photos would certainly make great note cards. It would be nice to get a note from you and see a photo of your surroundings. This sounds like fun. We just got a new camera, so maybe after I finish my 30 paintings in 30 days I will join you.

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    1. That would be great! Just be sure to use photos already posted on your blog. They can even be of your beautiful artwork!

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  46. Beautiful ! I have never been to N.H. I enjoyed seeing the photos!

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  47. My sister in law and brother in law visited Mt. Washington some years ago, and I remember it because their car had a bumper sticker proclaiming the fact! (And they drove it many years after that!) But I haven't known much about the mountain nor seen such lovely pictures til today.It certainly has a strong,powerful presence and your photos capture this, Vee.

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  48. Morning Vee

    These are some really great shots! Love that you've captured it through the seasons!

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

    Leann

    BTW - Aren't you a smarty pants with adding the dots and numbers and such?? :)

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  49. Beautiful photographs and they'll make sensational cards!!

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Thank you!

DB