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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — October 15, 2019.

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Prospect Mountain Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — January 19, 2019.

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Prospect Mountain Alton New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a7 II) + 6 Also-Rans — October 5, 2018.

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example of depth of field with a full frame Anura Guruge Sony a7 II


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More Fall 2017 Foliage In New Hampshire — Friday, August 25.

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New Hampshire 2017 foliage Anura Guruge August 22
New Hampshire 2017 foliage Anura Guruge August 22


This was not far from home — on Prospect Mountain Road. I saw this ‘grouping’ on my run this morning. So, I went back in the evening and captured these two pictures. I didn’t bother with anymore.


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Foliage 2017 New Hampshire — Thursday, August 24.

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New Hampshire 2017 foliage Anura Guruge August 22
New Hampshire 2017 foliage Anura Guruge August 22
New Hampshire 2017 foliage Anura Guruge August 22


Wow, coming back from Concord yesterday I could NOT believe the amount of foliage I was seeing. We are still in August. Yikes — in that this means the nights are going start getting cold, soon. Then the snow.

The foliage will keep on getting better and better and I will keep on posting more and more pictures. Enjoy.


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MORE New Hampshire 2017 Foliage — Tuesday, August 22.

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New Hampshire 2017 foliage Anura Guruge August 22


It is coming on strong — even since my post of 3-days ago!

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New Hampshire 2017 Foliage Has Kicked In — Saturday, August 19.

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The top picture was from Saturday, August 19, 2017. It got my eye during my morning run up/down Prospect Mountain (Alton) and I went out, late in the evening, to take a picture — along with what proved to be an amazing, fiery sunset.

The three leaves are from today, Sunday, August 20, 2017. I did the same run. Couldn’t believe that I was running into fallen red leaves on the ground already. I picked a few up on the way down. I had no trouble finding them.

I initially thought that this was exceptionally early. I then checked my posts from last year. I have pictures from August 24, 2016 and even one from July 31, 2016.

I will keep you posted given that this is really the HOME of New Hampshire foliage.


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New Hampshire Blueberry Harvest Will Be Down In 2016 — Lack Of Rain.

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Prospect Mountain, in Alton, N.H., that I run up/down four or five times a week has two blueberry farms — one, owned by a company in Maine, a v. large, very mechanized commercial operation. They started their 2016 harvesting this morning as I was trudging up the hill. They had an impressive array of specialized equipment, trucked over from Maine. I had a brief conversation with the foreman.

He informed me that the harvest would be poor. Shrivelled berries and not as many as they would like. The drought! And that is true. Though we have had some good downpours here and there we have gone for long periods, this Spring/Summer, without rain.

So prices will go up — though that is not the end of the world. Just a heads up. There could even be a scarcity unless they can get them from somewhere else.


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Spectacular Christmas Eve 2015 Sunset In New Hampshire Lakes Region.

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4:32 pm, Thursday, December 24,
Christmas Eve 2015.

Prospect Mountain, Alton, New Hampshire.

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Mount Major Trail, Alton, New Hampshire On Memorial Day, 2015.

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Reminded me of the tattered prayer flags you see in Nepal. Somebody must have tried to recreate that. Cute.



From “Belknap Range Trails”. Click image to access ‘belknaprangetrails.org’ posting — which is excellent — for these trails.

From “All Trails”. Click image to access ‘alltrails.com’ post for these Mt. Major trails.


This was actually the first time we have been all the way up to the Summit! It was good. Very rewarding. Wonderful views.

Click for brief Wikipedia entry for Mount Major.

We have, of course, given that we have lived in Alton, N.H., since 2007, ventured on the trail — but we never made it all the way because one or more of the kids would ‘give up’. Not so yesterday, Memorial Day. Devanee, having been to a birthday party in West Alton (and having been driven there, at her request, in her 1968 Green MGB), was having a ‘down day’. So I asked Teischan what she wanted to do. She said she wanted to go on a hike. That was good. Of late, now 9, she is becoming quite the tourist — and I am delighted. Yes, we had hiked the 2.5 mile, 600′ vertical drop, ‘White House Trail‘ when we were at Canyon de Chelly. She had enjoyed that. I was going to go to my old stomping ground, ‘Locke’s Trail‘ in Gilford — which I/we used to hike often, with Ulysses, when we lived in Gilford.

On Sunday, driving Devanee to West Alton, I had seen that Mount Major was packed. Cars parked on the side of Rte 11, about 1/4 in length each way — in both directions. So that was about a mile of parked cars — not counting the 50 or so that can be accommodated in the parking lot. Lot of cars, lot of people.

So as I was driving along, which must have been around 2:30 pm (because I had to do some book work before we set forth), I said “lets do Mount Major if it isn’t full”! It wasn’t. Most people had headed home. There were people. The parking lot was full — though we did find a place. You met a fair number of people and dogs but they were spaced apart. It was DEFINITELY not like being on an escalator — which is what it must have been on Sunday.

Interesting hike — and we only did the Blue, Main Trail to the top. Most of it is a walk in the park. Then towards the end it gets STEEP and you have to scramble up some granite scrabble ledges. A bit tricky. I had already done my 2.5 mile run up and down Prospect Mountain Road that morning! But I need all the exercise I can get. So it was a bit tiring on the ol’ knees. The dogs had gone on the run too. Taking Maya, on a lead, and having the Canon T3i (around the neck), was an impediment. Could have enjoyed it much more if my hands were free. But it was fun. Deanna, despite her bad back and bad leg, made it in the end, though it was a challenge. But she enjoys being able to finish a hike — all her doctors telling her that she must walk and that she must exercise.

Definitely recommend it. It is challenging at the end but rewarding. Give it a spin. You might even see us, given that I get a feeling that we might do this again.

Oh, it was overcast and cloudy and there was always a hint of rain. Would have preferred a brighter day at the top BUT that would have made it hotter. The prospect of getting caught in the rain worried me slightly. The granite ledges, when wet, would be dangerous. Plus the Canon T3i is NOT weatherproof! Must get a weatherproof camera.