Bethel, Maine is an example of the picture perfect New England town: wide streets with big, stately Victorian-era homes still lovingly preserved. Moreover, I wanted to capture the town in its classical, New England winter setting: cold (and it was!) and snow in bright light with dark blue skies.
In fact, this sort of snowy scene, which is rare now, was the kind of snow that I grew up with as a child living in Newfoundland, Canada. It has its own sort of beauty, doesn’t it?
PS: as I post this today we are in the middle of yet another snow storm having just dug out of one yesterday. This I blame all on me for my bravado in publishing a post entitled Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! To everyone in New England caught up in this on-going misery, I apologize. It won’t happen again.
Before viewing the photographs, I would also like to invite you to visit the poetry blog, the Book of Pain. As always, special thanks to my dearest spouse Lyn, who does most of the hard part: the photo selections. Thank you for dropping by the Book of Bokeh.
Notice the lady sitting and reading on her porch. New Englanders are tough!
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