Stark Park

Its a quite night at the beginning of May. I throw the window open, looking out as the final rays pass through the sky. The world is changing. The trees open up with tender leaves that have begun to fill the trees back up. As we sat in the yard yesterday I couldn’t help but notice the tiny tender maple leafs breaking free and opening up. Soon they will grow into magnificent leaves, and the world will be alive once again.

Long View over the Park. Photo By Colleen Ann.
Long View over the Park.
Photo By Colleen Ann.

Its been a crazy one again. Instead of the 9-5 I spent the week doing for hire freelance work. It has left me incredibly busy and tired, but fulfilled. Writing isn’t quite like another career, you are constantly working. Yet it has left me tired in a fulfilling manner that I cannot shake. The gains are moderate, but hopefully as time moves forward I will be able to turn this into a career. It has left me with no free time, but a huge smile on my face, so I must be doing something right. I’m still trying to work out all of the wrinkles, but it is just another step in the journey. Even if this doesn’t pan out, I am enjoying the time off from the rat race.

Last Monday I got the opportunity to take some time to do some photography in Start Park in the North End of Manchester.  Stark is a nice little park set aside from the city. It sits upon the Homestead of the General John Stark and his wife Molly. Later, the land was turned into a public park. The wide expanse is filled with trees and the centerpiece is a Bronze statue of General Stark, He sits upon his horse with his sword raised above his head. He charges towards battle a fierce look upon his face. Its is a beautiful spot that sits high above the city, that pays homage to John Stark and his family.

The first Buds of Spring. Photo By Colleen Ann.
The first Buds of Spring.
Photo By Colleen Ann.

Its moment like these that I live for. I think the biggest mistake that many people make is simple living for the big moments. They don’t take the time to enjoy the beautiful places that surround them. This is very sad because there is so much to enjoy even within your own backyard. Almost everywhere can be beautiful, you just have to look at it with the right mindset.

Published by Colleen

My name is Colleen, and I am a writer and photographer from New Hampshire. I love exploring and discovering. I write pieces that focus around the history and landscape of New England, and other things that may come to mind.

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