Have you ever seen a bee hive on the side of the road that was built with just one single branch as the main support to the bee colony? I am unsure of the longevity of this bee hive as it sways back and forth in the wind on this agile, weak branch and is continously tested for weight tolerance.
Yes, I’m crazy to be so close knowing the bees are active and this structurally weak branch is keeping bees from flocking towards human flesh to sting – just once (but by many participants). I can’t imagine this bee hive surviving the harsh winters of New England. The hive is just over 8 feet off the ground and about 4 feet off the road. I am certain the town of Greenfield will take the colony down with the first swipe of a snow blade (that is if the increasing weight of the bee colony doesn’t max out the branch’s tolerance level).
All this hard work will be short lived.
Well, it will be about two weeks when I’ll be taking on a challenge…
With the frigid temperatures in New Hampshire, one of my dogs and I will be traveling to several areas in NH living out of a truck while we search for healthy food and charitable resources. I will be taking on some of the daily struggles the homeless do in order to survive. Follow me during Dec. 26, 2011 through January 2nd, 2012 as I visit NH homeless shelters, food pantries, and soup kitchens throughout the week.
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It’s been a long week, loaded with inspiring people, learning from some of the best photographers, while having to drink lots of coffee to keep up with the daily agenda… My type of week!
The above photo was the last photo I took before boarding my plane to head home.
I attended the League of N.H. Craftsmen 78th Annual Craftsmen Fair at Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, NH. There were over 200 vendors who had good weather and a constant crowd of people browsing and buying artisan fine craft work. Workshops, demonstrations, and exhibitions were scheduled throughout the day. I spent a day observing an array of unique creations from non-metal jewerly to outdoor sculptures. The following photos are of just a few of the many artists I have met and admired at the Craftsmen Fair.
The first two pictures below are of Nancy Tobey demonstrating the process of making glass beads.
The following photo is of one of the many outdoor sculptures displayed on the grounds of Mount Sunapee. Isis, is a mixed media sculpture, created by Debora Homer O’Leary.
Jim Lambert from Hillsborough, N.H. creates his work using a variety of materials: antiques, recycled materials, newspaper, old electrical wires, then turns his idea into a finished art by painting a face, adding colors, and a message. I really enjoyed talking with him about his creative process.