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Going To Seed In Central New Hampshire — Just Ahead Of The Heavy Rain.

by Anura Guruge


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These were bright yellow dandelions just a few days ago.

Again on the same hill that I see the red-headed ground cover. Made a special trip with my Sony a7 II to get some pictures AHEAD of the rain. The rain will, I think, wash away many of the seed heads.


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Tiny Red-Headed Ground Cover In New Hampshire — It Could Be A Fungi.

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I see them, this time every year, on a dirt-covered hill that I go running up, a couple of times a week. It is very pretty. They are tiny. You can probably work that out by comparing them to the fallen leaves (from fall) lying around. I always mean to take some pictures. Today, I did. But, I need to get up there with a macro lens.

Most likely a fungi though a quick Google of NH fungi did not show any that looked like these.

IF you know what they are please do share. Thanks.


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Think – Today: Where Does The Word ‘Think’ Come From?

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thinkthinkFunny ol’ thing! We rarely, if ever, think about ‘think’ itself. Where does this word come from?


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “Difference between a hill and a mountain” — 1,000′ appears to be the demarcation. You need to have a summit, and if the summit is above 1,000′ it is a mountain, if not, it is a hill. In the 1995 movie “The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain“, that I pointed out to you yesterday, the Welsh villagers set about raising the level of their hill above 1,000′. Cute.


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Think – Today: What Is The Difference Between A Hill And A Mountain?

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maxresdefaultEasy question. But, have you ever thought about it. I think I run up a mountain, but is it really a hill? I didn’t know. I did remember the movie (⇒). So I knew there was a height criteria. So what is that height?


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “When we figured out that the Milky Way was a galaxy” — The official answer is 1920! So that is still less than 100 years ago. We, as humans, have known for ever that there was a ‘Milky Way’ up there, in the heavens. But, until 1920 we didn’t really know that there were other galaxies, that we could see, up there. It was discovering these other galaxies, c. 1920, that enabled us to figure out that the Milky Way was also a galaxy — one of many. This article will help.


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So Pleased At The Paucity Of Political Signs Littering Alton Ahead Of Tuesday’s Elections. Thank You.

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Anura Guruge


Did you notice?

I had noticed and I was glad. There are hardly any political signs this year. How refreshing.

Yes, of course the main proponent of these resource squandering signs is not running for office. If he was, we would have had pesky red on white signs popping up all over Alton since Christmas.

I applaud all the candidates for showing restraint and common sense.

2012 was the watershed year for political signs. Here on outwards I hope candidates will appreciate that signage does not win elections.

If the President was elected on the basis of displayed signs, Mittens would have won by a landslide.

As some of you know I slog up Prospect Mountain Road quite a few times a week, huffing, puffing, wheezing and coughing. Well there were a number of houses that had signs out. NOT a single one of those candidates won! As some of you also know I have an annoying habit of being ‘cute’. As it happened, I was puffing up the hill the day after the election when I saw a person taking down all of his signs. So I go up to him and ask, innocently as I can: “Did any of these folks win?” He thinking that I had not heard the news went onto patiently explain to me (the village idiot) as to the outcome of the election and what an injustice had been done. I never told him that Devanee and I, after spending 10 hours campaigning on our feet on the day, stayed up till 2:30 am watching the results on TV and celebrating. This guy still thinks I had no idea who had won the election — not even the President! No idea that I was on the phone with the Laconia Obama HQs at 11:15 making sure that THEY had heard that we had won.

The day of the NH Primary we drove from Alton to Belmont to stock up on our stash of sparklers and noise makers. We wanted to celebrate if Jane Cormier won. Driving through Alton and both Gilmantons was an eye-opener. I counted the signs. Jane was ‘outsigned‘ 8 to 1. But, if I recall, she was (like) 78% to 22%. So, obviously, the signs didn’t make much of a difference. Yes, the kids put on quite a show the next evening.

Lets hope that this a sign of things to come. The end of the resource squandering political signs. Trust me, making those plastic signs burns up a lot of energy. In today’s social networking word you don’t need yard signs. What you need is visibility on the Web. Virtual signs.

So lets applaud all the candidates and wish Steve Miller & Lorring Carr all the best — though Mr. Carr is already a lock.