Skywatch Friday: Hazy Days in Vermont, New Hampshire

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These are some oldies from a trip to New Hampshire (top) and Vermont (bottom) in August. The elegant horse running into the clouds from atop a slightly weather beaten barn made me smile as I filled my tank up at a gas station. The view of Vermont captures one of those "I can't do it justice but I'll give it a try" moments when the haze flattened the landscape into shades of grey that became green where I stood. I love the combination. And I don't mind that the haze blurred the cell towers--even if I did make use of them along the way.

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  1. It's been hazy here too, but not as pretty as yours, we've been more monotone. Love the steeple!

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  2. What a great shot !!Lovely and fantastic!!

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  3. Great shots - I love the horse in the sky.

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  4. Sorry, I had to laugh at the notion of shots taken last month being "oldies". But I quit laughing when I saw them. Quit breathing for a second even. Especially the first one.

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  5. Wow, a barn?? I was thinking an old house or church. Great photos!!

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  6. Beautiful skies!
    Enjoy the weekend.

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  7. Marvelous, beautiful shots as always, Sandy! Love the horse in the sky, too! The last one has that brooding, quiet feel that makes you catch your breath.

    Happy SWF!

    Sylvia

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  8. Great contrasts in your two photos. And you've elevated 'haze' to a lovely, clever level.

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  9. Haze can be so beautiful!

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  10. Sometimes a photo doesn't do the scene justice but we try anyway. We just have to remember what it was really like.

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  11. Beautiful ..sometimes when confronted with expanses of lush green mountains I fear my shot will look like a postcard ... not a bad thing but not what I want .. these are not postcard-y ..

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  12. What beautiful haze, Sandy!

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  13. Very pretty. Those wooden clad houses always make me think of New England.
    Janice.

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  14. The haze outlines the mountain beautifully! The wethervane is neat too and such a beautiful blue sky with puffy clouds!

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  15. Wonderful photos.. improved only by they way you describe them and bring attention to the details.

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  16. Very nice Sandy..

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  17. Ah, lazy hazy days of summer. :)
    The first shot really appeals to me - the weathervane against the perfect sky and the cheerful contrast of the yellow on the weathered and battered building.

    Carletta’s Captures.

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  18. Anonymous3:44 PM

    The barn is lovely, and would fit right in my weathervane collection!

    I took a shot of the mountains week before last, and it looked just about the same.

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  19. Run, horse, run! Storm's a coming! lol

    I love hazy mountain scenes, and haven't been to New England in years and years. The green/grey of this shot is beautiful.

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  20. It's really good to have get lazy days sometimes. Great shots.

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  21. The haze did make for pretty colors.

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  22. Good shots of the hazy, lazy and oldy Vermont. Something different.

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  23. I too had to smile when you referred to last month's images as oldies.

    Happy weekend.

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  24. The weather beaten steeple atop the barn is very beautiful to these weary eyes!

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  25. I love the horse too, Your mountain scenery is gorgeous even with the haze.

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  26. Beautiful in many ways.

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  27. Beautiful pictures! I love both.

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  28. I love the old Cupola on the house..reminders of simpler days..great sky shot.

    Bob aka Eaglesbrother

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  29. You've made haze look good, Sandy!

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  30. I love the faded yellow green of he barn.

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  31. Hmm... It sure looks hazy. Do take care and I hope it will clear up for the weekend.

    Have a great weekend.

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  32. Your shots and words are always beautiful, Sandy... they match you heart!
    Happy Sky watch

    Kind regards, Pam :)

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  33. Sandy: What a neat look at that old steeple into the sky.

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  34. Nice view, hazy or not.

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  35. i love the contrast between the two pics My dear friend, the vivid blue of the sky and the haze gray of the mountain make both of them lovely pics in their own right! great job as always

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  36. I love both of those shots Sandy.

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  37. We had a different sort of haze thanks to dust storms this week.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

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  38. I like those old weather vanes too. This one looks quite lively with that horse galloping along the clouds. The foggy photo is interesting too.

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  39. It is slightly hazy over here too. The photo of the weather vanes looked good on the roof top.

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  40. Is that an old barn? I thought it was an old church, I noticed the little horse on top and wondered why a church would feature a horse.
    Lovely scenery in the second photo.
    Plus I love the big crab in the next post too.

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  41. beautiful sky watch photos. Peaceful.

    Happy weekend!

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  42. The first one is my favortie.

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  43. It may have been hazy, but the scenery is definitely beautiful.

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  44. My heart is lifted by your photos and the memories they stir in me.
    Thank you my Sistah


    Aloha!

    Comfort Spiral

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  45. A true photographer can make a nice shot out of any situation. Well done. We had a red haze this week!

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  46. The tower has an antique attractiveness ;)

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  47. Beautiful pictures!

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  48. Very lovely, Sandy! Thanks for your visit. I heard that the air in Sydney is a bit better. I am glad that we have no sandstorms in my country( Holland), but this morning I had a chat over the phone with my daughter in Cooktown, and she told me that they have a kind of smokey grey mist in their area. Her eyes hurts and she has a very dry mouth. The sky is invisible where she lives. They need lots of rain over there.

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  49. The horse in the clouds made me smile, too! Also a lovely picture of the haze around the mountain.

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  50. these days have their charm...

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  51. Haz days, but the barn look interesting in your sky photo.

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  52. It's been clear here and hot.. sometimes i wish for a hazy day too =P

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  53. Beautiful images, Sandy!
    Happy weekend!

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  54. Yes, I love the weather vane shot. And the haze comes in handy when the cell towers distract from the natural beauty.

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  55. Vermont was hard to do justice to - such a beautiful spot!

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  56. I love the way the clouds are molding themselves around weather vane in that first shot!

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