Jumping Rocks photographers captured this birds nest at the Inn at Stockbridge in Stockbridge, MA. Photo by Matthew Lovette.a guest blog by B&B specialist, Marti Maye

While every other region of the country celebrates four seasons, New England has an unofficial fifth one called mud season. 

Usually in full bloom around mid-April, Mud Season came to New England early this year.  Heaping helpings of rain have insured that rivers will run, wells will not go dry and gardens will thrive after this wet spring. 

I thought you might enjoy a touch of springtime, compliments of a number of New England inns and Jumping Rocks, a talented team of photographers who specialize in hospitality and B&B photography (along with travel, interiors, food and a number of other genres).  

Read on for tips on spring photography and be sure to click through the slide show for your breath of springtime.


Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".