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Red Fall Foliage In Central New Hampshire, Near Peak — September 22, 2020.

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All in one grove in New Durham, on Route 11. This happens every year. So, I keep an eye open for it. Today I stopped & got these picture for YOU. Enjoy.


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Saw Comet NEOWISE (i.e., C/2020 F3) For the 2nd Time, Over New Hampshire, Last Night — Got Pictures.

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Saw it from 3 different places, all within 2-miles of home. 1st was ‘Ridge Road‘, in New Durham, off ‘Prospect Mountain Road‘. That is where we saw it on Friday too. Good spot, high up. BUT, a main road & there are cars going by with their lights on. That kills your night vision.

On the way home, I, serendipitously, discovered two GOOD spots on ‘Prospect Mountain Road’. SMILE. I have been walking that road for 13-years. I know it well. IDEAL. I was out there for 30-minutes & there was NO traffic.

Planning to go out tonight also.


Some Tips.

It is quite high up on the horizon. Above the treeline. Maybe 30°. So, make sure to look up from the horizon. Not much, but a fair amount.

It is FAINT, but once you see it it is naked-eye, but just. Yes, you can see it naked eye. GREAT through binoculars. I am using a VERY OLD pair of 10×50 & it works great.

Between North & North West — closer to N than to NW.



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To See Comet NEOWISE (i.e., C/2020 F3) In New Hampshire — Turn OFF Your Car Lights.

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We lucked out Friday.

We did go out again Saturday & Sunday. Same place … Ridge Road, in New Durham, off Prospect Mountain Road (about 2-miles from our house).

Yesterday there were about 4 cars.

Today there was about 6 — & some were parked, on the side of the road, with their headlights on!

That is NOT going to help.

There was cloud cover both nights, so NEOWISE was NOT visible.

Even if it was, having car lights on will NOT help. NEOWISE is NOT bright.

YOU NEED NIGHT VISION — i.e., your eyes to get accustomed to the dark. Just like boating at night. Night vision.

So, TURN OFF your car LIGHTS (once you have parked).

This was a Public Service Message.

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The Lupines Of New Durham, New Hampshire — June 11, 2020.

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It is Maine, next door, about 35-miles away as the crow flies, that is famous for its abundant extravagance of Lupines. But, we have some small patches too — like this, off Route 11, in New Durham. My pictures don’t do them justice. It was raining, dark & misty. So, the colors are washed out. But, I am sure you can appreciate what a sight they are. Enjoy.


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

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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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Teischan (13) Volunteering, Helping Out Kids, At The ‘New Durham’ Library Today.

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Helping younger kids is something she really enjoys and is a natural at.

This was her, helping out at an afterschool program at ‘New Durham’ library this afternoon. She loved it and actually did quite a bit.

She did a fair amount of similar volunteering at this library over the Summer. Probably 9 or 12 hours. Maybe more.

This is becoming a forte. She is helping out at school too.

It is good. Something else that goes with her art.


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Flowers Of New Durham, N.H. — July 31, 2019.

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All of these were essentially in or around the New Durham public library. I always make a point to take my camera when I visit New Durham, year round, because it is such a picturesque ‘little’ town (and yes, many years ago, I did own a lakeside property there, though we never went into New Durham per se since we were much, much closer to Wolfeboro). In the summer they go all out with the flowers. Enjoy.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — July 5, 2019, New Durham (NH), Library.

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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a7 II) + 6 Also-Rans — November 17, 2018.

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