Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fall from the inside out


Fall is here in New Hampshire!  The maples that line the drive are turning yellow to orange, and we still have a lot of green on the trees.  I thought it would be a fun perspective to show you what fall looks like from inside the farmhouse and from the vantage of the porches out.  It's the time of year when you walk by a window and casually look out and literally gasp as the color is so brilliant and beautiful!

This is fall at the farmhouse...
from the master bedroom upstairs porch-


 from the upstairs south guest bedroom. 
the spot of bright green on the tree in the right pane above the old limb cut is a little fern that comes back every year.  it is so sweet to see the fern growing so high up in the tree.


from the master bath:


from the upstairs porch towards a neighboring hillside:


from the front porch steps looking straight out,  across our neighbor's property to the hill beyond:


from the front porch looking up:


from the front porch to the west. 
you can see we still have a lot of green leaves on the trees:


from the front porch to the adirondacks:


from the living room. 
I love how the fence looks through the antique wavy glass of the original windows:


from the entry through the front door. 
it was extremely windy when I was taking this photograph and I love how the leaves are captured mid-air blowing across the gravel drive! :


from the reading room
again, you can see the wavy glass in the top panes:


from the master bedroom looking south:


and, from the master bedroom looking east:



75 comments:

  1. You are certainly blessed with beautiful old trees and the gifts of shade in summer and colour in autumn! I imagine that their shapes against a snowy backdrop must be stunning in winter. I truly enjoyed those glimpses of the sort of colour we just don't get here on the west coast.

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  2. Wow! What a beautiful view. You are so lucky! I love it. :)

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  3. Thanks for giving us this unusual perspective. My last house was surrounded by woods, and also had beautiful views, but the terrain was flatter and there were no vistas--I had to go for a drive to see those, but of course in the Ohio Fall it was worth it.
    --Road to Parnassus

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  4. Stunning views from the inside out! There's no place prettier on earth than New England, especially this time of year!

    Have a great day & stop by for some apple cake when you have a moment!

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  5. gorgeous for me to see. especially living in California where we have limited change of season!

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  6. You live in the most beautiful place. These images are wonderful!

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  7. Oh my gosh, Joan! What beautiful autumn views you have!! Those photos look like postcards. I love your home and the grounds....gorgeous trees.
    Cheers,
    Loi

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  8. It is, hands down, my favorite time of the year and the foliage is one of the main reasons. Your views are gorgeous! Most of our leaves here in Oregon have already turned to the deeper hues. I love watching them whip across the ground when the wind blows :) Have a great day!

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  9. just gorgeous! trees are just barely starting to turn down here in the South!

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  10. Your photos belong in a book. They are lovely. Your home is exquisite. I love it and all of your posts.

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  11. After moving from Texas you must still just be in awe! It is so beautiful there.

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  12. i'm speechless. by now i should be used to the the beauty you are surrounded in but i guess i am still thrilled ea fall when you post these pics. i swear i need to change coasts. stunning joan. xo

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  13. Beauty framed through every window. You are blessed.

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  14. I was SO hoping we would sell and be back there to live by fall. I was so excited about seeing the colors again. Instead, we wait here for a buyer and appreciate Spring flowers :)
    besitos, C

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  15. Love your Fall images. The leaves are gorgeous. Ours are not yet turning here on Long Island, NY. Can't wait to bask in their beauty. Thanks for sharing. -Al

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  16. So, so beautiful! How fortunate you are to have such lovely views. This time of year is my favorite... every morning I look out our windows to see how the colors have changed. Happy fall!

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  17. Wow!! Gorgeous!! Our leaves here in my little corner of Southwest Virginia are at peak right now. We are having the prettiest fall we've had in a few years. :) We are driving up to our daughter's in Northern Virginia this weekend and I am so looking forward to the drive and seeing the difference in the foilage due to elevation, etc. Virginia is a beautiful state to drive through!! :)

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  18. Joan,
    Image 5 and 6 could be a picture postcard for New Hampshire in the fall! What great vistas you have out of each room in your house. Love the season and you truly have the best view.
    Karen

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  19. Thanks for sharing your lovely and colorful autumnal views with a transplanted Tennessean living in Florida. All I can show you from my windows are palm trees! I miss autumn!

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  20. Really really pretty views and your photography is frame worthy! Living in Arizona I sometimes forget Fall even exists. Enjoy your gorgeous colors!

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  21. Love how the fence looks through the wavy glass too! I also love the leaves blowing in the wind (and that you captured it!). Our fall has been slow coming this year (in North Georgia) so I was excited to see this fall post!

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  22. Looking out of your windows is almost as good as being outdoors. LOVE your golden view from your bedroom!

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  23. OMG, Joan - that one picture from the front porch steps across to your neighbors property...stunning. Oh how I would love to bring my camera and take pictures of my girls in that spot! You are very lucky to live in such an amazing spot.

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  24. Oh my goodness, I just had to pin these beautiful pics. This is EXACTLY how I picture Fall in New England. We lived in Newport, RI for a year and it is beautiful this time of year. I miss New England. :) Thanks so much for sharing this perspective. I loved it.

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  25. It's neat how all the yellow and orange leaves make the outside look so bright and shinny!!! Lovely!!

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  26. ...all this...and heaven too...blessings laney

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  27. Nothing like fall on the Northern East Coast. I love all the views especially the picture of the leaves blowing on the driveway!

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  28. The wavy glass reading room photo (3rd from the last) looks like an oil painting. Lovely!

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  29. Gorgeous! Joan you are making me want to hop in the car and head for our cabin!

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  30. What a breath of fresh air, Joan! Simply lovely... how do you ever get anything done? I'd just be gazing at the glory all the live long day. :)
    xo Heidi

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  31. So lovely. One thing I love about fall is the golden light - reflected off the leaves, the angle of the sun - and you've perfectly captured it here.

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  32. B E A Utiful!!!! These pictures are beautiful enough to frame. And as you are looking out your window it's like looking at a FRAMED picture.
    Such loveliness all around you. I just love Fall.

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  33. Just delightful photos! You have a special way of capturing the beauty inside and out.

    Thank you, NB in Burlington, Ontario, Canada

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  34. Thank you for sharing the beautiful views. I grew up in the northeast and miss it every autumn.

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  35. THANK YOU for this wonderful post!!! They just the other day panted 3 trees on our property, but I will be long gone before they are beautiful:) We had such color at the old house, and I do have to go back there tomorrow. Maybe I will take some pictures to remember. Your views are SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!!!!! I adore the upstairs porch. THAT is a dream. I can understand why you gasp when you look out your windows. Thank you for sharing this beauty. XO, Pinky

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  36. I love them all! So Beautiful. It must be wonderful to sit on the porches and take in the breathtaking scenery. Enjoy! Blessings, Pamela

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  37. How gorgeous! We don't get to see such a colourful and dramatic change of season in Sydney, Australia.

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  38. Wow absolutely spectacular!!!!!! From every single window, what a treat!! We are headed up to Amherst next weekend and I am so hoping the foliage will still be in full swing, can't wait to have a camera session......just so gorgeous!

    If that was my bedroom balcony/view, I swear I would sit there all day long!

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  39. Breathtaking! Your post, a cuppa pumpkin spice coffee, and the dog at my feet brought the cozy of autumn right in! What strikes me most about this blog is how much you love your home and are willing to share the beauty of it with all of us. Thank you. I find such inspiration here and I agree your photos are frame-worthy (and of course pin-worthy right to my "why I love Fall board) ;)

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  40. I can't help but think how perfect the color palette is inside your house for showcasing nature's colors outside - in all the seasons - but autumn is particularly wonderful.

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  41. Stop you in your tracks and take your breath away gorgeous!!

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  42. Fabulous....makes me wish I was there.....

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  43. You indeed are blessed to have such wonderful views from inside your home. You truly love your home...thank you for sharing it with us! ;)

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  44. Gorgeous photos, Joan! Your home is in the perfect setting. There is nothing like northern NE in the fall. Thanks for sharing with us!
    Deborah

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  45. Wow! Beautiful photos!
    Brenda

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  46. I am gasping at your vistas also! We have no color like this where I live. It has always been my dream to go to New England during the fall to see the foliage. Your blog carries me there!

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  47. The second photo is my favorite, really encapsulating the inside/outside dynamic. Beautiful!

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  48. Joan, I have been wanting to come to the US for the fall colours and this has convinced me it's a must see! New Hampshire looks magical.

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  49. Hi Joan
    Absolutely spectacular. Waking up to that you couldn't help but feel good and positive about the day.
    Kind Regards
    Karen

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  50. I love this season because seeing trees and surroundings makes you feel enchanting.Love to take images with this concept.

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  51. GASPING! We had 'fall' in July here in Tulsa. Sweltering heat and wildfires didn't leave much for a fall reveal. I so so so appreciate these pics! I'll just close my eyes and imagine this outside my windows!

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  52. Everything is stunning!! I'm so in love with your house and the autumn colours ...
    Love
    Etta

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  53. There is no better place to see the colors of Fall than NH :)

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  54. so unbelievably beautiful. wow.

    josie

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  55. I really would hate to say too much and ruin my message: Beautiful. Peaceful. Serene. ~Zuni

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  56. What lovely views, you are so lucky to be stuck in the center of God's canvas painting! :-) I can't wait to see these same pictures when snow is gently falling down in the winter. It is all so beautiful and I can't wait to have something like it someday.

    Happy Friday from Kansas,
    Amber

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  57. May I just move in with you? That has to be the most beautiful farmhouse in the Universe. We are remodeling a farmhouse! I come to your blog all the time. I am in Alabama, originally from WV and hope to visit new England now that we're retired. You live in heaven!
    Gmama Jane

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  58. Jaw dropping. It literally takes my breath away.

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  59. Wow! What amazing views you have! I absolutely love your farmhouse.

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  60. Absolutely gorgeous photographs! There is nothing prettier than fall in New England is there? We only get glimpses of fall here on the Central Coast. I did spot a beautiful tree in shades of fall that I am going to snap a pic of tomorrow!

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  61. I am kind of drooling on my screen. As you know...t does NOT look like that here in Houston. So envious! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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  62. Only a stones-throw away from where I live is the Outaouais (Oot-a-way) Region that has a landscape similar to yours and it is truly magnificent when dressed in its Autumn garb. Your photography is amazing! -Brenda-

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  63. its official...im moving to new hampshire one day. ;)

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  64. Oooh, you 've woke the green monster that lies within. I grew up in western Mass., was dragged on hundreds of driving thru NH Sundays as a child but now reside in boring old Illinois. Although I tell people here that our town reminds me of New England, this place just isnt the same. Enjoy for all of us who can't be there.

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  65. just stopping in to wish you a merry christmas, joan. have always enjoyed your blog and your style. all my best to you...donna

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  66. just checking on when you will be bloging again?
    Always have loved it.

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  67. Please come back! I miss you!

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