Daily Archives: June 24, 2020

Flowers I Came Across On My Walk Today — June 24, 2020.

by Anura Guruge

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

To be honest, seeing the Bobcat — AGAIN — & this time being able to capture him on my camera kind of distracted I. Luckily I had snapped some of these pictures earlier. Not bad. The planter made me smile. I hope it makes you SMILE as well. Enjoy.

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Bobcat Again — This Time, Pictures & Video; Halfmoon Lake, Alton, NH.

by Anura Guruge

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Max. zoom on my Google Pixel 4. It was (I think) about 150-yards away.
ALAS, that is as far as the Pixel 4 would zoom. Yes, not great quality.
Video, below, is slightly better.

Same bobcat I saw on Monday. Same road, about 1/4-mile to the South (i.e., towards Barnstead). Opposite the entrance to our beach. That was where the initial reports were from — & it obviously hangs around there.

To be honest, I was hoping to see it today. I walked around that area, twice, in a loop — hoping to see it. Luck, for a change, was on my side, today.

Click to ENLARGE. GPS track of today’s 4.65-mile.

It was 10:35am.

I have 33-seconds worth of pictures & the video is 50-seconds. Might have taken me 20-seconds to get the phone. So, he/she was out there staring at me for just over 2-minutes.

It started moving away when we both heard a car approaching. Not sure how long it would have stayed but for that. Did NOT seem afraid of I, but we were quite far apart. It could have got used to humans by now.

22-years ago I had a similar encounter, on the banks of Winnipesaukee, in Meredith (Mile Point), with a HUGE wolf. We were a bit closer & I had two golden puppies, on leashes, at my feet. He also was not inclined to move away. Just stood there & stared. But, in that case, we suspect, he had come looking for the two pups!

So ….

I am sure more folks will now be out looking for it. Hhhhmmmm.

I walk, just up from there, every night, for a mile! Wonder whether he will come to see me again. I wear a rather headlight. Have seen deer nearly every night this week. 1st time I have seen any deer until then!

So …. A bear & a bobcat this Summer. What fun. Am I going to carry any spray. Heck NO! Might take my walking stick more often. SMILE.

The bear encounter from  3-weeks ago. What fun. Have I told you that I once petted a Bengal Tiger through the bars of an open-air zoo. This was in the U.K. Zoo was next door (though ‘next door’ was like 4-miles away). I used to go sit with him in the evenings after work. SMILE.

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The End Of The Road For ‘Segway’ (As In ‘Dean Kamen’) — & Revolutionary People Transporter.

by Anura Guruge

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Teischan (middle) on a Segway,
at “Clark’s Trading Post” in 2016.

Wow. I still remember, vividly, all the intrigue & hype that surrounded its announcement. It was supposed to revolutionize HISTORY! Human civilization.

Furthermore, it was all New Hampshire — & our local hero & billionaire ‘Dean Kamen‘.

Oh dear. I have only ridden on them twice — both at “Clark’s“. I liked it. I had toyed with getting one. I guess I still can. I checked eBay. They have them. SMILE.

I am in shock. I knew they were not the success that Dean had hoped they would be. But, to kill production totally. I am sure a Chinese company will buy the rights. SMILE.

RIP … Segway.

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‘Cowboys and Indians: The J.J. Harper Story’ (2003) Movie — Riveting True Story From Canada, #NativeIndianLivesMatter.

by Anura Guruge

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Obviously A VERY TRUE, SAD & but Inspirational STORY
from Canada.

Highly, highly TOPICAL.

It is still happening!



Click to ENLARGE & read here. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Joseph_Harper

It was on Amazon Prime. I had no idea what it was about — or that it was a LANDMARK true story. Title & synopsis looked interesting.

So, glad I watched. Riveting.

Wow. Can we get justice like this in the U.S.? We will see.

IF you care about such topical matters you really should watch this movie. I can’t recommend it high enough.

Sad, but inspiring. Very touching.

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by Anura Guruge