It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine; could you be mine?~Fred Rogers
Ann-Christine must have had a premonition when she chose the theme “Found in the Neighborhood” several weeks ago for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #123. As the health experts suspected, the fall has brought a resurgence in covid cases around the world and many of us are facing increased restrictions and lockdowns as the virus races through our communities. Consequently, we are spending more and more time in our homes and in our neighborhoods.
For me, one of the “silver linings” of covid has been the chance to get to know Portsmouth, New Hampshire, our new home. So this week, for LAPC #123, I’ll take you on a little tour of some of the highlights of our little town.
Here’s a closeup of some grasses, shot on another walk in one of the town gardens.
Another favorite spot is Wallis Sands Beach in nearby Rye, New Hampshire. This week, we took a long walk along the shore on a foggy morning. The visibility was so low that we couldn’t see the water. Here, you can see a family and their dog walking along the shoreline.
On the same walk, I fell in love with this adorable and pampered little fellow. Here, he is debating whether to get his feet wet. His owner was pleading with him to follow her.
You all know my current obsession with lighthouses. My final image is the Portsmouth Harbor Light, a 48-foot cast-iron tower erected in 1878. When the tower was built, cast iron lighthouses were a rare sight. One gentleman from nearby New Castle called it “hideous” and described it as a “corpulent length of stove pipe.” The advocates of cast iron defended it because it was low-maintenance and durable. This lighthouse is proof they were right.
So now we’ve come to the end of my tour of the city, which has charmed us with its history and beauty. I hope you join us this week and share photos of people, places and things found in your neighborhood. In your post, include a link to Ann-Christine’s original challenge post and use the Lens-Artists tag so that everyone can find your post in the WP Reader.
Looking back to last week, a special thanks to the very talented Ana of Anvica’s Gallery for hosting LAPC #122. Her challenge was a perfect way to help spread sunshine and optimism to all of us.
Looking ahead to next week, our friend Amy will host LAPC #124 on Saturday, November 21 at noon, so be sure to visit her site.
In closing, once again I’m sending my heart-felt thanks to all of you in our creative community for your continued participation, support, enthusiasm, and creativity. You always inspire us and cheer us on! I hope you have a wonderful, creative week and please stay safe.