Tag Archives: New Hampshire

My 15-Year Old Daughter Got Her 2nd (& Final) COVID-19 Vaccination Today, In New Hampshire — June 5, 2021.

by Anura Guruge

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This was about as FAST as it could be done for a 15-year old. I got her registered within hours of her becoming eligible. She got her 1st shot, on May 15, 2021, within 2-days of the registration.

‘They’, i.e., the automated system, then scheduled her 2nd appointment for today — exactly 21-days from the first. It has to be at least 21-days. Well, it is now done.

In theory, in 10-days, June 15, 2021, she will have full immunity — or as much as she will ever have. Of the household she was the one that was most worried about getting COVID, took the most precautions & kept the rest of us ‘honest’ in terms of following all the protocols. She did an admirable job.

So, just another 10-days to go. She will be relieved. She will be happy. However, she claims that she will continue to wear a mask FOREVER!

I Ran Into A Lot Of Flowers Today — May 24, 2021.

by Anura Guruge

A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.

Zen Shin

Cherries, To My Delight, Are Back At My Supermarket After A 6- Or 7-Month Hiatus.

by Anura Guruge

Until October or November last year I had not realized that fresh Cherries, at least in New Hampshire, are seasonal, i.e., only available during the Summer months. Wow. I had kind of fallen into the belief that all common fruits, these days, were available year round due to ‘cheap’ air transport. I knew that we got fruits, vegetables & flowers, on a regular basis, from Chile, Peru, Greece & Israel.

Appears that this not the case when it comes to cherries. Cherries we get in New Hampshire are from California & they are only available during ‘Summer’. Well now I know. I am going to eat as much as I can over the next few months.

Today’s Pick Of Flowers — May 23, 2021.

by Anura Guruge

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Where flowers bloom so does hope.

Lady Bird Johnson

Today’s Selection Of Flowers — May 22, 2021.

by Anura Guruge

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I am in my glory. After 6-months of snow & cold, I finally have COLORS. I live for color. My life is color & colorful. SMILE.

Today’s Flowers — May 21, 2021.

by Anura Guruge

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Just to give YOU a break I avoided taking any pictures of flowers over the last 2 days. I compensated for that today. So, ENJOY. I only have another 2.5-months left of outside flowers! We will have snow before I know. SMILE.

Today’s Bunch Of Flowers From My Morning Amble — May 18, 2021.

by Anura Guruge

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I think they speak to their own merit. Nothing that I can add to embellish. Enjoy.

2021 ‘Lady Slippers’ In Central New Hampshire Now In Bloom As Of Today — May 16.

by Anura Guruge

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I have been checking everyday. They started appearing on May 9 — a week ago. Today … BINGO. It was a nice sight. Made me happy. Rowen, our Newfie puppy likes them. First time she has seen them.

My 15-Year Old Daughter Got Her COVID-19 Vaccination Today, At 3:03pm — In New Hampshire, May 15, 2021.

by Anura Guruge

She had been real anxious to get the vaccination. She dreaded the thought of getting COVID. So, I was on the alert. I even called up N.H. ‘211’ on Wednesday the day after the CDC approved it for her age range.

I saw on TV that registrations for 15 & under will start on Thursday morning. I registered Thursday morning. Got a 2:35pm slot at “Walgreens” in Wolfeboro, N.H. There were only a couple of people around. It wasn’t as quick & slick as I had hoped. They made us fill in a “Walgreens” specific form so that they can capture our data. That didn’t thrill me. They also wanted her insurance! That annoys I. I though the government was paying for all shots. What happens to those without insurance?

Well, she got the shot — Pfizer 1st dose — at 3:03pm. How can I be precise. Because our 15-minutes were up at 3:18pm.

She was fine. A few hours later she said she had some pain in her arm. But, it wasn’t bad.

So, that is our story. But, she still needs a second dose.

The Sad Tale Of A Tall Tree — Standing Rampant One Day, Felled For Firewood The Next.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE. What a bunch of dotards.

This grove of trees, on an unused building lot, is just down the road from I — on one of the two roads I can take to leave our house. So, I don’t go by there everyday, but do tend to pass it a few times a week. [Yes, the other road is the ‘main’ one.]

When on foot I invariably stop to admire these trees, They are so tall, straight & standing proud.

This week I saw three trucks on that lot. I knew it wasn’t a good sign. I was right. They cut down the main tree. True, it appears to have lost its top part over the winter. But, STILL it is a shame. But, I guess trees are to be sacrificed. Expendable. Renewable. Right? That is the justification.