Daily Archives: December 24, 2015

Spectacular Christmas Eve 2015 Sunset In New Hampshire Lakes Region.

by Anura Guruge

4:32 pm, Thursday, December 24,
Christmas Eve 2015.

Prospect Mountain, Alton, New Hampshire.

Untouched JPEGs straight out of my Sony RX100 MkII.

I very rarely post-process my images.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

Related posts:
Sunset Winter Solstice New Hampshire.
Foggy New Hampshire Christmas Eve Eve.

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Please Let Me Help YOU Celebrate ‘Boxing Day’ — An Adorable Adjunct To Christmas.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access a VERY informative YouTube video.


Click to access a YouTube video of ‘Boxing Day’ by U.S. ABC News.

Boxing Day‘, December 26, without fail, every year,
the day after Christmas
is a cherished holiday celebrated in many countries,
Great Britain, Canada, Australia, South Africa,
New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka, Jamaica,
Zimbabwe, Bermuda etc. etc.

It is a holiday that I adore.

So as I do each year, I SHARE it with YOU.

by Anura Guruge

Dies Natalis Solis Invicti & Christmas 2015 Greetings To You All From I.

by Anura Guruge



Christmas is a DOUBLE whammy for I.

I have celebrated Christmas, with gusto (and lots of presents),
ALL my life — my surrogate father
(a HUGE influence in my life)
was a ‘white’ Baptist lawyer (with no kids).
I made out like a bandit.

As the few of you who know me somewhat
kind of know I celebrate any and all
holidays with relish (and maybe even mustard).

But, I LOVE Christmas — MORE so since I have had kids.

So I wish you BOTH a Pagan greeting
and a Merry Christmas.

IF you don’t celebrate either,

New Year is a LONG way away.

by Anura Guruge

Br. César J. Tobón’s Inspired Christmas Greeting For 2015 With Pope Francis Homily From 2014.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. Translations below.

Br. César J. Tobón, of Mexico, is ANOTHER of my valued Internet friends.
In 2014 he sent me this wonderful graphic ahead of the February 2014 consistory.
That was how we ‘met’. Then in 2015 he repeated the kind gesture for the February consistory.

Br. César J. Tobón has had the privilege of holding the Missal
for Pope Benedict XVI (#266) at a Papal Mass. q.v. below.

Here is the translation of the Pope Francis, December 24, 2014
homily quoted at the top of the greeting.

“How do we welcome the tenderness of God? Do I allow myself to be taken up by God, to be embraced by him, or do I prevent him from drawing close? “But I am searching for the Lord” – we could respond. Nevertheless, what is most important is not seeking him, but rather allowing him to seek me, find me and caress me with tenderness. The question put to us simply by the Infant’s presence is: do I allow God to love me?”

Click here for the entire original from the Vatican.

The words after that are “Best Wishes and Blessings” to his family, follow students, friend etc.

Br. César J. Tobón holding the Missal for Pope Benedict XVI.

by Anura Guruge

Second Of Google’s 2015 ‘Holiday’ Google Doodles — Paper Cut Outs. Day 2.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the Google Doodle.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.

Same as that for the 1st one in the 2015 series.
Near Global bar the exclusion of Russia!

Last Google Doodles:
>> 2015 Holiday I.
2015 Winter Solstice (North).

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Google’s Robotic Reindeer ‘Happy Holidays’ Video For Christmas 2015.

by Anura Guruge


Click either image to access the ultra-cute 28 second YouTube video.


These are the very agile robots built by ‘Boston Dynamic‘ that Google bought exactly 2 years ago.

The reindeer are Boston Dynamic’s LS3Legged Squad Support Systems.


Click on image to access ‘Boston Dynamic’ Website to learn more about the LS3 robot.

Last Google Doodles:
>> 2015 Winter Solstice (North)
>> 2015 Holiday I

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by Anura Guruge

‘6 images for the day’ — December 24, 2015.

by Anura Guruge

Taken with my Sony RX100 Mk II
(for a change from my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000).
Straight out of the camera.

Refer to this post for image resolution details.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs from the camera.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

Enjoy. Thank YOU.

Have a REALLY Enjoyable Christmas Eve.
Ho! Ho! Ho!

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Foggy New Hampshire Christmas Eve Eve.

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