The Fells

Monica M. Scanlan

Washington, United States

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The Fells, situated on a nearly 1,000-acre hillside in Newbury, New Hampshire USA overlooking scenic Lake Sunapee served as a summer retreat for three generations of the Hay family. Experiencing the connections between this landscape’s diverse elements is often the visitor’s strongest memory of “The Fells”, named after the Scottish word for rocky upland pastures.

John Milton Hay, born in 1838, son of a rural Illinois doctor, graduated from Brown University and at age twenty-two was chosen as private secretary to Abraham Lincoln. He went on to serve as ambassador to Great Britain and served as secretary of state under presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. For more information about John Hay click HERE. It was on the shores of Lake Sunapee that he and his wife, Clara Louise Stone, sought refuge from public life, and in 1888 Hay quietly began acquiring abandoned farms that would eventually total nearly 1,000 acres.

I loved the door against the pretty flowers in the garden, looked like a fairytale!

Taken 6/9/12 with Nikon D300, handheld, Photomatix and finished in PicMonkey (1 raw image), 18-200 Sigma Lens, 200 ISO, f/7.10, slight orton effect used.

(“When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don’t see the one that has opened for us.”~Helen Keller)

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