C&T Publications 50 States of Art - 2015 - Page 14

Barbara Sarto Nickerson – New Hampshire “I grew up in New Hampshire. My closest neighbor was a mile away. The deer and the raccoons were my friends. So I would spend time walking through the woods, looking for the most beautiful tropical thing that can survive the winter in the woods in New Hampshire. ~ Steven Tyler (lead singer of Aerosmith) I've lived in New England all of my life and the change of seasons is my inspiration for photography. Whether it's a colorful fall, a white winter, or the pastels of spring and summer, these events happen at the same time every year but, through the eye of a camera, never in the same way. I was always quick to run and get the camera to capture moments in time that were important to me...and there were lots of them. Today, with digital technology and the effects it has had on photography, this pastime has become an obsession. I truly enjoy what I do, which is creating good memories, because good memories are what we all really want to keep. I hope you like what you see… http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/barbarasnickerson.html Here is my piece. It is called My New Hampshire. A WINTER NIGHT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE Blue starry skies; hills dreaming in their snows, Their silent whiteness high against the west; The crescent moon along their silver crest A golden flood of blending beauty throws. Beneath, the leafless forests grim repose, Where cold and dreary shadows brooding rest, Like melancholy spirits that infest The lonely scenes of their mysterious woes. Nearer, a rough untravelled road, where stands A log-built cabin, from whose heavy panes A flickering light streams o'er the neighboring lands. Close by, a tree where not a leaf remains, Stretching aloft his naked, frosty hands; And over all a solemn silence reigns. Ernest Warburton Shurtleff (1862 - 1917) 9