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As Of Today, December 13, 2020 — Evenings Are Getting Longer, Spring Is Around The Corner!

by Anura Guruge


The ‘Shortest Day‘, i.,e, the ‘Winter Solstice‘, is still 9-days away, i.e., December 21, 2020.

As of December 13, 2020, as you can see from above chart, evenings for us, in New Hampshire, are getting longer.

But that doesn’t mean days will start getting longer. Alas, it doesn’t. That only happens as of the Solstice. 9-days away — my FAVORITE DAY of the year.

The reason the days are still getting shorter is that Sunrise continues to be later and later. You can also see that in the chart.

But, this is IT in terms of early Sunsets. It will never get any later.

In a week, December 15, we will have an ADDITIONAL MINUTE in the evenings.

Great news. Spring is around the corner. Rejoice!


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by Anura Guruge

New Hampshire: How Long Before Permanent Plastic Driver’s License Arrives (To Replace Paper) — 2017

by Anura Guruge


In my case: 24-days.

Thursday, July 12, 2017 to Saturday, August 5, 2017.

Went to the main Concord DMV office around 3pm on Thursday, July 12, 2017.

Was issued paper license valid for 60-days, i.e., until September 10, 2017.

Plastic, READ ID, license arrives, much to my relief, on Saturday, August 5, 2017.

3 weeks 3 days = 24 days.




This came with the license (and another letter about renewal in 5-years). Click to ENLARGE and read. Interesting stuff about ‘Read ID’ and the validity of non-Real ID licenses for federal purposes (read TSA) till October 2020.


I did request a ‘Read ID’ license and mine does have a STAR on it — top right. Seems rather incongruous that this is how Real-ID is designated. There is, however, a lot of encoded ‘barcode’ information at the back of the card. I suspect that police and other agencies will read the license with a scanner and get access to all the back-end data.


24-days is NOT bad. Pretty good, if anything.

In mid-2015 we noticed 28 days.

It was 20-days in 2012. So, not bad.

Hope this helps.


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by Anura Guruge

Sony Announces No New Cameras At The Japanese CP+ Camera Show!

by Anura Guruge


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Was a surprise. Expected that they would announce at least one new camera.

Fast SD cards really don’t excite me much.

The a7 III interests me! {SMILE}


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by Anura Guruge

Will Sony Be Announcing Any New Cameras At CP+ 2017 — This Week?

by Anura Guruge


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The BIG CP+ Camera Show in Japan. Click image for details.


Sony’s announcement
patterns over the last few years.

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Click to ENLARGE.


It has been 64-days since Sony’s last announcement. That is not unusual. But typically Sony would have announced a camera by now.

My bet is on the a 7 III.

It has been 825 days since the a 7 II.

The a7 III interests me! {SMILE}


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by Anura Guruge

New Hampshire 2016 – 2017 Winter — Earliest Sunsets Are Here (Dec. 8), Spring Is Around The Corner!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE & study.

From “Time and Date” — click to access.

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The ‘Shortest Day‘, the ‘Winter Solstice‘, is still 2 weeks away.

But these, as you can see, are the EARLIEST Sunsets of the 2016 – 2017 winter.

The reason the days are still getting shorter is that Sunrise continues to be later and later.

But, this is IT in terms of early Sunsets. It will never get any later.

In a week, December 15, we will have an ADDITIONAL MINUTE in the evenings.

Great news. Spring is around the corner. Rejoice!


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by Anura Guruge

Do NOT Get A Home Inflate Helium Latex Balloon Kit Without ‘Hi-Float’ Balloon Treatment.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE. Kits do NOT include ‘Hi-Float’. Repeat. Do NOT include ‘Hi-Float’. Buy it separately. Otherwise a total waste of money and PRECIOUS Helium.


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A ‘High-Float’ product page from Amazon. About the BEST price and it is Prime. Click to access.



Teischan had a Pre-Birthday party and sleepover Friday/Saturday — her birthday being this coming week. She wanted lots of balloons and so Deanna bought one of those Home Inflate kits, at Walmart, when she went shopping for the party supplies. We had bought one quite a few years ago and it had been quite a hit. At around $40 Deanna figured that it was a bargain given the 50 balloons included — at 80 cents a balloon.

These balloons, as it CLEARLY states on the box, lasted around 8 hours.

They pathetically deflated after that. And it says that on the box. Very clearly and both Teischan and Deanna had seen it.

This confused and UPSET me. I had discovered to my horror, 4 years ago, that the World was running out of Helium!

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My 2012 post on this blog. Click to read.


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An article from 2015 I just found. Click image to access.


So it bad enough that we are using precious Helium for party tricks BUT WORSE that we lose that Helium within 1/3 of a day!

I knew something was not right. Latex balloons you buy at supermarkets etc. last 3 to 4 days, if not longer (and yes, Mylar balloons lasts even longer).

So, as ever, I Googled.

That is when I discovered ‘Hi-Float‘. Now it ALL makes sense. The latex balloons have to be sealed.

Got it? Just trying to make sure that we all get more for our money and the best out of the Helium we have. (Yes, I know it is the 2nd most abundant element in the Universe BUT we haven’t yet figured out how to extract Helium from outer space).


by Anura Guruge


Lake Winnipesaukee, NH Ice-Out 2016 — Ice-Out BEFORE Easter Is Not That Unusual.

by Anura Guruge


The RECORD
2016 Lake Winnipesaukee Ice-Out,
declared Friday, March 18, 2016,
77 Days into the Year
(while prior record was 82 days).

See this post for all the statistics.

Some have commented that 2016 Ice-Out is before Easter
— 2016 Easter on Sunday, March 27.

This, however, is not that unusual given that
Easter can occur as late as April 25.

27 instances of Ice-Out before Easter
(counting 2016) AND 4 cases when
Ice-Out was ON Easter.

That means that in the 130 years that we have records for,
Ice-Out happened on/before Easter 24% of the time.


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by Anura Guruge


Lake Winnipesaukee, NH Ice-Out 2016 — Friday, March 18; Breaks Old Record By 5 Full Days.

by Anura Guruge


2016 Lake Winnipesaukee Ice-Out was declared
just before noon on

Friday, March 18, 2016.

77 Days into the year.

Previous (known record), 2010 & 2012, was 82 days in.

Remember Leap Years bring in the dates, post February 29, by one.
So both March 23 & 24 are 82 days into the year depending on Leap Year.


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From WMUR. Click to access.



Click on images BELOW to ENLARGE.



Beats 2010 & 2012 Record by 5 full days.

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Coincidentally, and very coincidentally, 2016 & 2015 ice-outs both on a Friday.

Most have occurred on Thursdays.

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Lake Winnipesaukee Ice-Out Dates for the last 25 years.

You can’t really claim there is a trend at present.

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Now the other end. The Latest Ice-Outs Ever.

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Lake Winnipesaukee, NH: Ice-Out For Last 25 Years. Record = 2010 & 2012.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE.


I have all the dates going back to 1887 — 129 years. Average during that time is April 19 (depending on Leap Years).

But I thought 25 years was a good window.

So BOTH all time records have been in within the last 7 years!

But, please, let us not take this as a definitive sign of Global Warming. Last year and year before we had ice outs close to average.

I am sure that this year, 2016, ice out will set a new record.


Sunday, March 13, 2016, 2pm,
Alton Bay. [Click to ENLARGE]

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Tonight Is The 2015 Winter Solstice — Tomorrow THE SHORTEST DAY. Winter Is Retreating.

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by Anura Guruge


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>> Winter Solstice 2015.
>> Summer Solstice 2015.
>> Winter Solstice 2014.
>> Summer Solstice 2014.
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Summer Solstice 2013
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>> Google Solstice Doodles.
>> 2013 Winter Solstice.
>> 2013 Shortest Day.
>> Winter Solstice 2012.

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My FAVORITE DAY of the Year!

Rejoice! Revel!

Days start getting LONGER.

We turn the corner, Summer is on THE WAY.

Welcome YULE.

The Winter Solstice is tonight for us in New England.
11:49 pm.
IF you are TRULY ‘in-tune’ YOU will feel IT.
The slight ‘jolt’ as the Earth turns the corner.

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To celebrate, I give YOU, “Jethro Tull”
‘Songs from the Wood’ — very pagan.

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Click to access YouTube video. Enjoy.


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 Also ‘Global Orgasm Day For Peace’.


For the ‘Winter Solstice 2015‘ I SHARE with YOU,
as we always do at the annual ‘Christmas Revels
Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace).

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Click for a 1:56 minute YouTube video of this HAUNTING traditional song, in Latin.


Welcome Yule! 

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