Daily Archives: May 9, 2021

2021 ‘Lady Slippers’ In Central New Hampshire — Pre-Bloom, Still Green.

by Anura Guruge



Click image to access this post from a year ago.

I was walking by the bank where we now get lady slippers on a regular, yearly basis when it occurred to me that I should look. WOW. I was impressed with myself. BANG. I saw them right away. I now know where they are real well.

I had expected them to be green & they were. I didn’t have my phone with me — yet again attesting my claim that my phone & I are not often together. So, I had to go back today to get these pictures.

One of the MANY JOYS of having this blog is that it is a permanent, indelible, pictorial day-by-day DIARY of my life — without any gaps. I just need to do the right search. BINGO. Last year’s corresponding post — 2-days later. WOW.


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by Anura Guruge


The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 5) + 6 Also-Rans — May 9, 2021.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.


The also rans:


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by Anura Guruge


I Had No Idea That ‘Live Cricket’ On TV Actually Has Quite A Delay/Lag Built-In.

by Anura Guruge


Yes, of course, intrinsically I ‘knew’ that there must be a miniscule transmission/propagation delay & possibly a ‘x-second’ delay for bleeping out faux pas by commentators. But never realized that the delay could be long enough to be EXPLOITED by the ardent betting folks. WOW. What a world we live in.

I only found out about it today when I read that they had caught more people ‘cheating’ in the recent IPL 2021 games. I read on …. & learnt about this. I had to go check. I was amazed. WOW.

Yes, I know there is BIG money involved. But, still amazes I. Amazing. The wonders of this world never cease.


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by Anura Guruge


Lowe’s Home Delivery, With ‘XPO’, Is Beyond A bad Joke, It Is An Outright CON — A Scam.

by Anura Guruge


From Google. Do your own search, if you don’t believe me.

I had an actual Lowe’s Customer Service Associate tell me today, on a recorded line, that they are having a LOT of problems with XPO. That did not come as a surprise. I had already found that out — the very hard way.

Totally bloody scam. They tell you that it is ON THE TRUCK for delivery, but they never turn up.

I got 3 automated calls saying that the delivery will be that day, between 4pm & 8pm. The 8pm part made me suspicious.

NOTHING. NOTHING.

This is a SCAM. Lowe’s is complicit.

The Lowe’s Associate, who was sympathetic to my plight, told me how I might be able to beat the system. We are going to try it at 7am tomorrow. Yes, Sunday. I will let you know.


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by Anura Guruge