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My Walk In The Woods On A Misty (Actually Foggy), Moisty Morn — New Hampshire, October 1, 2019.

by Anura Guruge

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It was a different morning. It had rained a bit earlier, but not anywhere close to putting a dent in our drought. I got dressed for rain, but it was just misty, mosity, damp and gray. It was fun. That I was not getting soaked was a bonus.

I just gave the dogs a short walk. I didn’t want them getting wet. Even when it is not raining they can get plenty wet from the vegetation. Dropped them off and then did 4+ miles on my own. I always enjoy walking on my own. The misty deadened all noise, not that there is much around where I walk. The vertical branches pointing north and south. Basically walking in tunnels made up of trees. Very pretty. Very relaxing. No wonder my pulse drops and my doctor is telling me to cut back on my blood pressure medication.

Well, I just wanted to share these with you. I will very blessed. That I get to roam about at will in these woods. Enjoy.

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine, “Scottish Festival” (June 4, 2016) — 31 Images.

by Anura Guruge

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All taken with my new Fuji X-E2s.

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Mr. Albannach. SMILE. My ‘buddy’ from Glasgow.

A piper.

Mr. Charlie Zahm, underestimated and underappreciated for TOO long. One heck of a performer (from PA).

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12 out of 10 for ‘Old Orchard Beach‘ for effort. Bravo.

A micro “Highland Games at Loon” in a small park, by the ocean with the fog rolling over. Cute.

It was not bad, not bad at all. They even had some ‘Games‘ — caber tossing etc!

A tad light on the music. And not the greatest of locations. Too small. But I wish them ALL the very best. Great notion. Step in the right direction.

We didn’t stay long. Drove 90 minutes each way and stayed for 60 minutes. Didn’t even stay to hear ‘Albannach’ (who performed at 2pm & 4pm). I should have gone on my OWN! That was a mistake. Will not repeat that next year or in September.

P.S., Parking wasn’t bad. But the fog was rolling in and it was ‘cold’. If it had been warmer the beach may have been busier.

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New Hampshire Wreathed In Thick Fog, Eve Of Christmas Eve 2015.

by Anura Guruge

Around 11am Wednesday, December 23, 2015.
Prospect Mountain, Alton, New Hampshire.
Just after my run up/down this hill.

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Taken with my Sony RX100 II.

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The Hoped For January Thaw In New Hampshire — 2013.


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Halfmoon Lake in the snow and fog by Anura Guruge

The fog from the melting snow had been a constant feature the last few days — making it damp and gloomy. Today, Monday, was a different story. Beautiful day. This was at Halfmoon Lake, Alton, NH on Sunday. Click to ENLARGE.

Halfmoon Lake in the snow and fog by Anura Guruge

Deanna’s picture of the snow and ice on the beach melting exposing what is underneath. This was at Halfmoon Lake, Alton, NH on Sunday. Click to ENLARGE.

Having lived in New Hampshire for 26 years, I had got used to banking on the January thaw. It was always a welcome respite and cleared away some of the piles of snow.

If I am not mistaken we missed a couple of January thaws over the last 3 years or so. So this years thaw was doubly welcome, especially after the bitter cold days we had at the start of the year. It was supposedly above freezing since Wednesday or Thursday of last week. During the first two days of this, per the multiple thermometers we have, digital and analog, around the property, as is common in NH, the temperature hovered around the magical mark. On Friday it definitely ticked up. We had major melting over the weekend. The fog was something else. It was dark at mid-day on Sunday.

Today was a joy. A beauty. When I got ready to run up Prospect Mountain Road, as is my wont 5 to 6 days a week, the very accurate digital thermometer in the kitchen, with an external remote sensor, was saying it was 40°F. To me, in the NH winter, that is a veritable heat wave. Decided to forgo the second hand, ultra-padded women’s ski jacket I wear when I go running. Running in ratty, tattered clothes is one of my trademarks. So instead of the ladies ski jacket, I put on an old fleece sweat shirt on top of my even older sweat shirt, a T-shirt underneath. So two sweats were plenty warm enough to go up and down Prospect for about 45 minutes. Beautiful day. Much of the snow on the exposed flanks of Prospect are gone. The water was gushing in the ditches. Maya got soaked. We had fun.

The only thing about a good January thaw is that it invariably presages a bitter cold February, my least favorite month of the year — even if Chinese New Year falls during the month.