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I Do NOT Let A 28-Day February, With Some Bitterly Cold Days, Get In The Way Of My 500,000-Steps/Month Goal.

by Anura Guruge


I only started this 500,000-steps/month goal last May (i.e., May 2020). Kind of walked that without setting out to do so, But, when I realized that I had walked 500,000 steps, I LIKED it. Decided to make it a goal. The following month, June 2020, was 30-days. Ooops! One day makes a difference.

I then decided that I will not let 30-day months get in the way. One days was not that difficult to surmount.

So, this was my 1st February.

I have, ever since moving to New Hampshire 36-years ago, HATED, LOATHED, February. Coldest & cruelest month of the year. IF not for February New Hampshire winters would not be so harsh & bitter.

Well, I set out to see what I could do. I did the sums. I had to walk, on average, 1,000 more steps a day than on other months. So, that is what I did. I like to bank up steps on good days. So, in February I did quite a few 20K days. That helped.

So, my streak is still going. 8-months & counting. SMILE.


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Yet Again I Defy A Snow Storm & Walk For 2-Hours To Achieve My 500,000+ Steps/Month Goal.

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In December. That was a bigger storm — but I took this picture EARLIER in the walk.

Today’s picture was at the end, with 2-hours of snow in ‘my hair’. SMILE.


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They got it wrong again. We weren’t supposed to get any snow till noon. Well, it started snowing, pretty steadily, around 9:30am. Well, I had to go for my 2-hour walk. I did.

At long last I have FINALLY learnt to dress warm for winter. So, this was what I looked like when I got back.


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Commitment To Walk 500,000+ Steps/Month Means You Have To BRAVE Storms — Even TORRENTIAL Rain.

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WOW. It bucketed down today — till mid-afternoon. Torrential rain & gusty winds. WHAT TO DO?

I could have tried waiting until it stopped — BUT then it might be getting dark, & I PREFER to limit my ‘night walks‘ to 2-miles or below. Plus, I wasn’t sure whether the dog wanted to go out. He did NOT. He was NOT having anything to do with this weather.

I, as I had done a month ago, wore TWO layers of outerwear. It kind of works. Outer latey gets soaked.

Snow is ALWAY much better than rain! Trust me. I know. Rain is wet. Snow not as much. When the ground is FROZEN (as it was today) they are BOTH slippery. That was an issue.

I wear the yellow glasses to keep the rain from my eyes. Pretty simple. Logical.

Well, I did 10,589 steps in this rain. SMILE. Felt good. I was SOAKED. But, I think I will live.


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Flowers That Should Thrill You Some — June 30, 2020.

by Anura Guruge


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Would you believe me IF I told you that it was not a very nice morning — weather wise — today? It wasn’t, BUT I persevere. And here are my photos to prove it. SMILE. Some good ones, maybe a few great ones too. SMILE.


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Raindrops On Lilies; Any Less Sweeter? — June 30, 2020.

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Yes, nobody has sung about ‘raindrops on lilies‘ & I will grant you that lilies, despite their abiding allure lack the olfactory satisfaction of roses. But, come on. Cut some slack for the poor lilies. I think raindrops on lilies look as cute. SMILE. Enjoy.


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Flowers From Sunday — June 28, 2020.

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I couldn’t post these on Sunday. We had a thunderstorm that necessitated that I turned off & unplugged my PC — both from power & the Internet. I can’t afford to have it get fried. Had enough routers get fried over the years. Routers are easy to replace. Not so this PC. SMILE. So, I TRY not to take any chances. Sorry. SMILE.


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Raindrops On Roses (& Other Flowers) — June 29, 2020.

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Finally last night we had some rain. Yes, we are officially in a drought — though not that severe as yet. But, this morning I KNEW what I had to do. And I did. Hope you like them Amazing what you can get with a Google Pixel 4 phone. Enjoy.


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Today’s Foliage In Central New Hampshire Was Pretty Striking — October 9, 2019.

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You can’t escape it. It is everywhere and all over. There is an abundance, bordering on superfluous. Yes, I am blasé though I try not to be and make a point of stopping to smell the roses and take a picture or a dozen. Well, that fact that I take this many pictures is proof alone that I do appreciate it. Well, I spend more time outside, walking, in the woods, than most. So, I do get to see a lot. I am not complaining. Soon it will be all gone. I know that.


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Today’s Foliage In Central New Hampshire Was INSANE — October 8, 2019.

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I did not go for a long walk yesterday. It was my day-off. I have a system; three-days on, one day off. The foliage seems to have peaked within the last 48-hours. We also had 24-hours of light rain. That refreshed everything and the light wasn’t as harsh. It was pretty amazing. All within EASY walking distance of home. So, I don’t have to drive around to see foliage. Just walk. 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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