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This Is How Bad The Drought Is In Central New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge



Look on the other band — where the green grass ends & the brown earth starts. Normally the water would be UP THERE.

This is serious. This is bad. We had a BIT of rain today. Will NOT make a dent.

We are NOT that worried right now. We have a 600′ well. But, some will start to feel this soon UNLESS we get a LOT of rain.


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The Drought In New Hampshire Is Getting Increasingly Worrisome.

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If you go walking everyday as I do, it is impossible not to notice the paucity of rain days we have. I really can’t remember the last day when I had to change my walking schedule due to rain. (Very different to when we were in Shenandoah last week. It rained two days in a row & we were told that daily rain had been the norm much of this crazy Summer).

Yes, wife has been complaining about her plants & she is out there most days with the hose.

But, it was seeing these ponds that really got me concerned. I have never seen them this low. I have been walking by them, a few times a week, for years. Seeing them this low was scary.

Yes, Summer is nearly over. Weather pattern will change in a few weeks. But …

We should be concerned. Very concerned.


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Flowers From Sunday — June 28, 2020.

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Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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I couldn’t post these on Sunday. We had a thunderstorm that necessitated that I turned off & unplugged my PC — both from power & the Internet. I can’t afford to have it get fried. Had enough routers get fried over the years. Routers are easy to replace. Not so this PC. SMILE. So, I TRY not to take any chances. Sorry. SMILE.


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Raindrops On Roses (& Other Flowers) — June 29, 2020.

by Anura Guruge


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Finally last night we had some rain. Yes, we are officially in a drought — though not that severe as yet. But, this morning I KNEW what I had to do. And I did. Hope you like them Amazing what you can get with a Google Pixel 4 phone. Enjoy.


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Not Many Flowers Today, But The Ones I Got Are GOOD, Very Good (Google Pixel 4) — June 18, 2020.

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Slim pickings today. Plus I walked 1-mile less. My day off. SMILE. It has to be the heat too. Flowers are dying off. You can see some dead ones above. But, I will persevere.


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Another Not Too Shabby Collection Of Flowers (Google Pixel 4) — June 17, 2020.

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Not bad, eh? I am getting worried that the lack of rain is going to spoil things. But, fingers crossed. Enjoy. Smile.


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We Have A Fairly Serious Drought In New Hampshire — And Nobody Is Talking About It.

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, we have had rain over the last few weeks, but it hasn’t been much and it has been well spaced out. We haven’t had any decent rain in some time. I first noticed the dropping water levels in the lakes on Thursday, September 19, 2019, when I hiked the backroads of New Durham while Teischan was volunteering at the Library. Noticed that a small lake I walked by was noticeably low.

Then yesterday I walked past this ‘local’ (to I in that it is just 1.5 miles from home) pond that I am very familiar with. It was nearly dry. Never seen it this empty and at a minimum I walk by it once a month.

Not good. Nothing to panic as yet. Plenty of ground water. That I know. Plus we will have snow within the month!

But, I just thought that somebody should be paying more attention. Now you know.


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Did You Know That India’s ‘Chennai’ (nee ‘Madras’) Is Running Out Of Water?

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access CNN story. Google ‘Chennai’ for more … much more.


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I read about this a couple of days ago and was disturbed. This could become real serious. Yes, they are trucking in water but there is only so much they can bring in.

Chennai, with 4 million people, is India’s 6th largest city. Of those 4 million, at least half are what would be considered poor. They will not have money to buy water. IF the authorities cannot supply them with free water they are in real trouble — true danger. And that is the worry.

Hopefully the monsoon which has been both late and not up to par in terms of rainfall will cooperate and turns things around.

They are also looking at desalination but that is not a short-term fix.

Not good.

Last year, Cape Town, to my relief dodged the bullet.

I am hoping that Chennai does too. It is a city that I used to know and had friends living in. It is the nearest Indian city to Sri Lanka. I have flown there and also gone across by TRAIN — when we had a train service that crossed a now washed away causeway.

Fingers crossed.

I just wanted to make sure that you knew about this.


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The Raw, Rugged Grandeur Of ‘Canyon de Chelly’ — Wild Horses By The ‘White House’ Ruin.

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As I pointed out in yesterday’s post, horses, both tame and feral, are a feature of this tranquil and beautiful Canyon. We saw quite a few in our travels. These two were when we hiked down to the famous ‘White House’ ruin. The drought is taking a toll on the horses. You can tell from these pictures. We heard on the radio that upward of 400 had died of thirst!


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Canyon de Chelly: Flowers & Flora (Part I).

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They are in the midst of the pretty severe drought. For the first time in living memory they had no snow during this last winter. The lack of snow melt has made a huge difference. The land is parached and bone dry.

It rained at night the first two days we were there. But, it wasn’t much. There was much more rain to the North. You could see that on the horizon and when we visited Monument Valley later in the week it was soggy!

The last of the big pictures illustrates the how parched the ground is. But, the water table, even this Summer, is within 3′ of the surface. That is pretty amazing and that is without factoring in the huge aquifer on top of which they sit. So, ‘they’, the Navajo, are not too worried as yet — though quite a few ferrell had died from the lack of water!

I thought I could get all my ‘flowers and flora‘ pictures into one post. Wasn’t going to happen. All of this was from Day 1!


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