Daily Archives: July 17, 2020

THE BOOK On Comet NEOWISE (i.e., C/2020 F3) Now Available On Amazon As A $2 eBook (Any Device, NOT just Kindle)

by Anura Guruge

Click image to access Amazon product page.

Also available from APPLE
for APPLE.

Click to access Apple listing.

Two chapters dedicated to Comet NEOWISE.

Click to ENLARGE.

Just two examples of what is included.

OK, this is THE BOOK. The only book on Comet NEOWISE. All of $2.

Check it out. You will be pleasantly surprised. SMILE.


YOU CAN READ it on ANYTHING. Plus, you can get it for APPLE.

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by Anura Guruge


Flowers In Our Yard — July 17, 2020.

by Anura Guruge

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Wasn’t a nice day. COLD. 60F. It is going to be 90F tomorrow! 50% increase. Also started to rain. So, I took all of these in our yard, IN THE RAIN. It has been awhile since I shared our yard with YOU. So, I have rectified that. SMILE. Enjoy.

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by Anura Guruge


What Am I Thinking: How Come ‘See’ & ‘Sea’ Came To Be So Close?

by Anura Guruge

A LOT of ‘THINKS‘ (quite literally) come into my mind all the time. I THINK about them. I like to THINK. I spend a lot of time each day THINKING.

So, I was THINKING that I should share some of what I THINK about with YOU.

So, this was the other day, in Acadia, hiking. Yes, I was looking at the SEA. I could SEE the SEA.

Got me THINKING. ‘See’ & ‘Sea’. Very different entities. There shouldn’t be a commonality. So, how come we ended up with these two words that sound the same?

That is what I was thinking about.

Yes, I took a QUICK look at the entomologies when I got home. Didn’t see anything obvious. So, it is still on my stack of things to THINK.

Tell me what YOU THINK.

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by Anura Guruge


The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — July 17, 2020.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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The also rans:

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by Anura Guruge


‘Acadia National Park’ 2020 (COVID-19) Update — Mid-July.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE & Enjoy. SMILE.

Click to ENLARGE & read. This is BAD. BIGGEST IMPACT!

Click to ENLARGE & get the gist here. From: nps.gov/acad/index.htm

The one road that is supposed to be CLOSED per the ‘National Park Service’. No big deal. Dirt road. I don’t think I have explored this road in YEARS. No loss.

Click image to access my post from YESTERDAY — with a LOT of pictures. SMILE.

Acadia National Park‘ is alive & well, as beautiful, enchanting & welcoming as ever.

It was CROWDED. Lots of folks. Look at the number of ‘dots’ on ‘Sand Beach‘.

There was also more car traffic than we were used to. Yes, it is true that we have never been in July. Our trips have been in: last week of June, first week in September & once in early March. And I know that July is said to be the busiest month. But, I worked out another reason for the increased traffic. NO BUSES. That is a shame. I noticed it within 20-minutes of driving the ‘Loop’. No buses. I can understand. I had not planned to use the buses — not on this quick trip. We do use them — it is what we do on rainy days. Take the 3(+)-hour return bus ride from Bar Harbor to Southwest Harbor.

Did NOT notice that the campsites were closed. Not that I ever take much notice of campsites. We met a number of folks who said they had come in RVs. Never asked them where they parked.

Just drove through Bar Harbor, at 8:30pm at night, on the way home. Did not stop. Fair amount of folks. It was busy. Not sure about social distancing. Lot of people congregating on the pavement waiting to go into restaurants! Not good. The stores looked EMPTY. They can’t be happy.

A few restaurants closed. A few motels closed — some for sale.

Well, that is my update.

Glad we visited. The drive was worth it. Fantastic place.

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by Anura Guruge