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In his Impromptus column at National Review today, Jay Nordlinger closes with a photo, taken by my wife, of the bee balm and daylilies in our front yard.

I saw a photo the other day and thought — and said — “Magazine-worthy.” It was snapped by our Molly Powell — National Review’s Molly Powell — who lives in New Hampshire. With her permission, I share it with you. A bit of New Hampshire on a late afternoon, with bee balm and daylilies gracing the stage:

Afternoon in New Hampshire (beebalm and daylilies), by Molly Powell

I can’t take too much credit for the flowers, that’s outside my purview, to quote the God-Mueller. I just dig holes where I’m told to so that Molly can plant the flowers. (It’s the granite state, after all, so there’s a fair amount of rock-removal required when digging holes.)

However, I do claim credit for the backyard and the table in the photo below.

Afternoon in New Hampshire (light refreshments), by Max Ledoux

I cut the grass, and I made the table. Oh, and I took the picture. It’s not the best table ever made, but it’s the best table I’ve made. I used leftover boards from our barn, which we recently renovated. The barn is what you might call “George Washington’s Barn.” It was originally built around the same time as our house, the original cape part of which was built in 1791. (That’s when George Washington was president, in fact!) The barn’s been rebuilt so many times over the years, it would be hard to say whether there are many original pieces left. (As the saying goes: this is George Washington’s ax; the handle’s been replaced, and so has the head, but it’s his original ax.)

Show us your one most magazine-worthy photo in the comments below. Make sure to display them in the “large” size so that we can all enjoy them without peering.

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  1. MarciN Member

    Dahlias

    Peonies

    Begonias

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    • July 31, 2019, at 11:09 AM PDT
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  2. SkipSul Coolidge
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    Old Woman Bay, Ontario
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    • July 31, 2019, at 11:12 AM PDT
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  3. SkipSul Coolidge
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    Stones from the beach at Agawa Bay, Ontario.

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    • July 31, 2019, at 11:13 AM PDT
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  4. SkipSul Coolidge
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    My youngest snapped these.

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    • July 31, 2019, at 11:13 AM PDT
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  5. SkipSul Coolidge
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    Note to self: bring the good tripod and a remote trigger next time for this sort of work. Too much wobble.

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    • July 31, 2019, at 11:14 AM PDT
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    • July 31, 2019, at 11:15 AM PDT
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    • July 31, 2019, at 11:15 AM PDT
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  8. namlliT noD Member
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    Max, this is a wonderful idea!

    I’ll cheat a little bit, as this is the shot I’ve been using on my user page for a while.

    (Click to embiggen.)

    Palo Alto, California. This is the top of a hill a block from my house, looking east, on an especially nice day. The trees, mostly redwoods, are in front of and hiding much of Silicon Valley.

    The mountain range is on the east side of the bay. The townhouses on the right are part of Stanford. Behind them is San Jose.

    The seasons are backwards here; there’s no rain during the summer so the wild grass turns brown. And the winter is quite temperate and the rainy season hits, so the hills get all lush and green then. This was probably taken in February.

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    • July 31, 2019, at 11:15 AM PDT
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  9. SkipSul Coolidge
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    • July 31, 2019, at 11:15 AM PDT
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  10. SkipSul Coolidge
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    (Last one, I promise)

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    • July 31, 2019, at 11:16 AM PDT
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  11. Hang On Member
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    SkipSul (View Comment):

    (Last one, I promise)

    More if you’ve got ’em. They’re great!

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    • July 31, 2019, at 11:25 AM PDT
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  12. SkipSul Coolidge
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    Hang On (View Comment):

    SkipSul (View Comment):

    (Last one, I promise)

    More if you’ve got ’em. They’re great!

    I just got back from 2 weeks vacation in Ontario – you know not what you ask…

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    • July 31, 2019, at 11:32 AM PDT
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  13. SkipSul Coolidge
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    Sunset over Wild Goose Lake, Greenstone, Ontario.
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    • July 31, 2019, at 11:33 AM PDT
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  14. MarciN Member

    Skipsul, number 13 should be on your office wall. :-) It would inspire you to last through your hectic work year to your next vacation. :-)

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    • July 31, 2019, at 11:35 AM PDT
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  15. The_Admin() Admin
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    SkipSul (View Comment):
    (Last one, I promise)

    🤣 I said “ONE”! 😘

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    • July 31, 2019, at 11:51 AM PDT
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  16. SkipSul Coolidge
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    Max Ledoux (View Comment):

    SkipSul (View Comment):
    (Last one, I promise)

    🤣 I said “ONE”! 😘

    2 weeks in Ontario, and you expect me to narrow it down that much? You monster…

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    • July 31, 2019, at 11:54 AM PDT
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  17. SkipSul Coolidge
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    We need to get @aaronmiller in here.

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    • July 31, 2019, at 11:55 AM PDT
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  18. Vance Richards Member
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    My son is the wildlife photographer in the family, but sometimes when he catches something, I help take the picture while he holds it. Not sure any of my shots are magazine worthy but . . .

    This is a diamondback terrapin. My son caught it in the water while it swam by. I wish I had the video of him splashing around trying to catch it. I had no idea what he was doing and he actually circled the poor thing like a shark until he could catch it.

    Then there are some others where I tried to play with the colors . . .

     

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    • July 31, 2019, at 12:13 PM PDT
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    • July 31, 2019, at 12:20 PM PDT
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    • July 31, 2019, at 12:23 PM PDT
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    • July 31, 2019, at 12:29 PM PDT
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    • July 31, 2019, at 12:35 PM PDT
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