Daily Archives: November 5, 2019

So Delighted & Relieved That Andrew Hosmer, A Great Person, Will Be The Mayor Of Laconia, N.H.

by Anura Guruge

From WMUR.com (N.H. local TV). Click to ENLARGE and marvel.

Click to access my post from 3-days ago.

This is great news. I was waiting for the results, on tenterhooks, all day. I kind of knew he would win, but you can never be sure.

Andrew Hosmer will be a GREAT MAYOR. Just what the doctor ordered for Laconia. Laconia will enjoy a renaissance under Andrew’s benevolent leadership.

I don’t live in Laconia, but I am sure glad for those that do. Life will be better with Andrew Hosmer.

Rejoice. A great day for Laconia.

He is genuinely good man.

Did I already mention that I was happy?


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Search ‘Hosmer’.

by Anura Guruge

‘Jessica Hayllar’, Another AWESOME Female British Painter That I Discovered Today.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and admire here. From Facebook group “Female Artists in History”.

Click to ENLARGE. You can see the group name, viz. “Female Artists in History”. This was the picture they used to publicize her.

Click to ENLARGE and read. This, incredibly, is all Wikipedia has of her! No painting. Rather remiss. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessica_Hayllar

I have been a long-term subscriber to this Facebook page:

Click image to access.

Today’s treat was the picture shown in the 2nd image above. I was blown away. What detail. Looks like a photograph. So realistic. What talent. What patience. What dedication.

That she was female and British was a bonus.

I shared the Facebook post on my Facebook timeline and I was amazed by the folks that reacted and responded. She definitely gets attention and admiration.


Her father, James Hayllar, was also a famous painter. Here is one of his paintings.

Related posts:
Check Category ‘Art’.

by Anura Guruge


Wearing A ‘Red Poppy’, With Pride, For ‘Remembrance Day 2019’ — November 5.

by Anura Guruge

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A tad late this year, but that is OK. Yes, one of my Canadian ‘red poppies’ and I am cool with that since this now time-honored tradition is all due to Canadians. The truth be told, when it comes to the paper ones, I only have Canadian poppies. That is OK. I do need to get some U.K. ones with the green leaf and the more pronounced black ‘button’.

Nobody but nobody commented on it. 98% of Americans have absolutely NO CLUE as to what it is and what it signifies though Americans fought in both Wars — though they were not at ‘Flanders Field‘ in 1915. I would love to see America adopt the custom. I have tried. I wrote to President Obama asking whether he would please wear one on Veterans Day.

Well, as I do every year, I set out to honor the fallen and keep the memory fresh and alive.

by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — November 5, 2019.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

fighting the darkness New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2

The also rans:

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Category ‘Six Images’.

by Anura Guruge


I Break-Out My ‘Red Poppy’ Collection Ahead Of Remembrance Day 2019 — I.E., November 11.

by Anura Guruge

Please click to ENLARGE …
reflect & REMEMBER.

Only a week left for the Momentous Day. I will start wearing my Canadian Red Poppy as of today.

by Anura Guruge