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Apple Picking At ‘Hackleboro Farm’, New Hampshire — October 3, 2020.

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Going apple picking in early October is a cherished, annual family ritual going back many, many years. For the last 5 to 6 years we have invariably gone to ‘Appleview Orchard‘ in Pittsfield. It is closeby (under 20-minutes) & they serve good ‘eats’ in addition to the PYO (i.e., pick-your-own). But, this is 2020 & things are different — especially when it comes to eating out. Plus, due to the severe drought we have had, they, on their Website, was saying they didn’t have many apples to pick off the trees! So, we looked at other options. Then we remembered ‘Hackleboro Farm’. We had been there once, apple picking, a LONG TIME ago. Had to look it up. It was a hike — mainly because it is all back roads. Took us about 45-minutes. But, it was worth it. Fun. Extensive. Plenty of apples. We enjoyed it. Might go back next year. But, that is a longways away.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — December 24, 2019.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — December 23, 2019.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — December 22, 2019.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — December 21, 2019, Winter Solstice.

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The Tantalizing Lit, Overspill Dam In Pittsfield, New Hampshire.

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Blinking beautiful!

Saw it, last night, on the way to the ‘Festival Of Carols’ at the ‘First Congregational Church’ in Pittsfield — on Main St. After the concert (and dinner (at the ‘Main Street Bar & Grill, which was very good)) I walked back, despite the cold, to the dam so I could get some decent pictures. I was definitely rewarded.

Very simple, but clever, artistic and striking. Just a set of spotlights that change color.

Bravo, Pittsfield. You did good. Thank YOU.


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‘Festival Of Carols’, First Congregational Church Of Pittsfield, N.H. — Friday, December 20, 2019.

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I, as some of you know and others have worked out, like most things ChristmasChristmas carols, especially live (and ideally lively) performances thereof, a particular favorite. During my near 14-years in Ceylon, I heard my adoptive mother (dotingly devout Buddhist (who taught at a Baptist girls school (and played the piano at all their assemblies and services)) sing ‘silent night’, at least once a day, year round! She sang Christmas carols in the car all the time, with great gusto — we not having a radio in the car.

Anywho, I like Christmas carols and have the car radio set, as of Thanksgiving, to the stations that play them. So, when I saw this ‘festival’ in the local paper I was keen to attend — we didn’t have anything scheduled for that evening and it was close enough (given that we had gone to Boston, for our annual ‘Revels‘, the night before).

Glad we went.

It was GOOD. Very well done. Nice warm church. Good, friendly folks — one of them, a leading voice in the choir, a neighbor.

It was a heartwarming, uplifting concert. Inspired choice of carols and hymns. We enjoyed it. It hit the spot. Thank you.

This will go on the calendar for next year.

We had been to that church before — but for a Christmas fair. Though it is but two towns away we rarely go into Pittsfield. We drive by all the time. Must rectify that. Nice town. Found a greta place to eat after this ‘Festival’. Had fun their too — and they too had live music, albeit not of the Christmas variety.

Merry Christmas.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — December 20, 2019.

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Foliage In Pittsfield, New Hampshire — October 11, 2019.

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Pittsfield, which is not far from Concord, every year, has spectacular foliage and decent vantage points from which to take in sweeping views. Pittsfield, luckily for us, is but ‘next door’. But, once a year we also go apple picking at ‘Appleview Orchard‘ and I know, before I even get there, that I will be able to get a ton of good pictures. Yesterday was no exception though I didn’t have decent light. But, it was still OK. Enjoy.


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The Picture Of The Day (Canon EOS RP) + 6 Also-Rans — October 11, 2019.

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