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Sunset on Lake Winnipesaukee

A beautiful sunset looking across Lake Winnipesaukee from Tuftonboro Neck

When I look out through the windows of my house in Tuftonboro I can see the stone walls used during the 19th century to keep in pasture sheep and which were constructed with rocks left by the retreating Laurentide ice sheet 22,000 years ago, large shag bark hickory trees, views of the Broads the widest part of Lake Winnipesaukee, Rattlesnake and Diamond Islands in Alton, and the Belknap Mountains from Mount Major to Gunstock in Gilford.
Our cat traveling our many stone walls on Tuftonboro Neck

A beautiful sunset looking across Lake Winnipesaukee from Tuftonboro Neck

It is a view that I never take for granted as I have been blessed to live in two amazing places as an adult, Jamestown Rhode Island, and Tuftonboro in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Having spent a significant amount of my life in music, I almost always have some style of music playing in the background. As a quick aside, last night I had the opportunity to hear Keb Mo at the Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownsfield, Maine. The arts center is less than 1 hour from Lake Winnipesaukee. It was a tremendous concert as are all the shows Ive seen at Stone Mountain. Today as I write this blog and as I look out my window to the west, I have been playing Jefferson Airplanes Surrealistic Pillow.
Jefferson Airplaine's 2nd Album

A beautiful sunset looking across Lake Winnipesaukee from Tuftonboro Neck

I have the original album that I bought in 1967 when it was issued. This, their second album is rich with incredible songs, but the song whose lyrics have most often affected me when hearing them is Comin Back to Me.  As one who loves being outdoors and I admit is a bit of a romantic, two of the stanzas, Strolling the hills overlooking the shore, I realize I've been here before, along with the haunting recorder solo intertwined with the voice of vocalist Marty Balin makes me think of the many miles that I have wandered Tuftonboro Neck and though the topography never changes there are always changes in the seasons and what accompanies those seasons in light, temperature, and how all living things adapt and change as the seasons dictate. Other lyrics of this song can bring images that do intertwine with my feelings about where I live as well as with who I live with. The summer had inhaled and held its breath too long. The winter looked the same, as if it never had gone, and One begins to read between the pages of a book, The shape of sleepy music, and suddenly you're hooked, Through the rain upon the trees, that kisses on the run. If you also have a song or songs that has enriched or impacts your life in some way when you hear it played, please consider sharing the title(s) and the story behind the song. If you are intrigued with life here in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire than contact us today

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