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The Tractors Of Sandwich Fair (N.H.) 2019 — Sunday, October 13.

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I was going to say that liking tractors must be a male thing — until I realized, with a start, that I had noticed, that at least 40% of the participants in the tractor pull that I watched, around 4pm on Sunday, were females. So, I guess liking tractors cuts across the sexes. I have never owned a tractor per se. I owned, when I first came to the U.S. in 1985, a fairly big lawn-mower that had a pulling hitch — but it wasn’t really a tractor tractor. I really don’t have a use for one given that I don’t have the land. But, I do like to watch them — especially the old ones. Love their essential simplicity and how rugged they are. Anywho, I never visit Sandwich Fair (which is basically every year) without making a point of walking over to the tractor arena. Actually it is my favorite part. And yes, I also like to take pictures in that setting. Always a lot of color and raw excitement. Well, I wanted to share. Enjoy.


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Sandwich Fair (N.H.) 2019 In Ten Essential Pictures — Sunday, October 13.

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We have been going to the Sandwich Fair, every year, with at most just a couple of exceptions due to SEVERE weather, for the last 22+ years. It is a big deal for us. Something we plan ahead for weeks.

Today was one of the best days in terms of weather in a few years. Just Goldilocks. Not too cold, not too hot. The sun came out. In the afternoon the light was a delight for a photographer like I who insists on just shooting in natural light WITHOUT ‘props’ and post-processing. As is my wont, I took too many pictures — 400+. Yikes. I will try and share the best ones with you. This is but a start. SMILE.


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The Picture Of The Day (Canon EOS RP) + 6 Also-Rans — October 13, 2019.

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‘Sandwich Fair 2018’ — In 30 Pictures.

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By definition, ‘Sandwich Fair‘, that we have attended annually without fail for decades, is always good, always fun, always rewarding. No different this year. It was good. Cloudy, dreary day on the Sunday — the only day that we could attend. We have been in much worse. There was no rain and the temperature in the mid-60s was ideal. The light, however, was not good for photography and I struggled to get decent pictures — though, I discovered to my amusement, on the way home, that had taken exactly 600 (yes, 600) pictures. That is not unusual for I for a day. Have been known to take 1,100 to 1,200 too.

I have already done ‘7 Pictures of the Day‘ & the ‘Flower Show‘. The later is quite good and even the folks from the show liked them.

So, enjoy. I have more. I will try and post, time permitting.


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Flowers From The “Sandwich Fair 2018” Flower Show.

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Pretty amazing aren’t they? Always a highlight of going to the ‘Sandwich Fair‘ — as we do each year, without fail. Their ‘Flower Show’ winners. I always make a point of taking pictures. These were good and the pictures came out reasonably OK.

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Flowers To Make Your Heart Flutter.

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Montage of flowers from the ‘Sandwich Fair‘ 2018 flower show. No other words needed.


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Kids Don’t Like It When Their Parents Go On The Carousel — And They Are The Ones Left Watching!

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This was at ‘Sandwich Fair‘. They didn’t want to go. Thought they were too old. So we went. Had 6 tickets left — needed 8 but I smooth talked my way in. So, they watched. I caught this as I wnt by. Classic. All the years we would stand and watch THEM.

I am never too old to go on a merry-go-round. I like it. Done it enough with the kids. Standing on the side. Now it is our turn.


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Selfies While Riding A Carousel At ‘Sandwich Fair’ — October 7, 2018.

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Yes, I am on a carousel at a Fair — and NO, I didn’t have any of the kids with I! They didn’t want to go. I like carousels — or merry-go-rounds as I call them. Have been riding them all my life. For 25-years of my life that was because I was accompanying one or more of the four kids. This time, for the first time, it was just me and Deanna. The kids reversed rolls and watched us. I didn’t even pay full price. I got in at 1/2 price. That gift of the gab. We had 6 tickets left. You needed 4 tickets per ride. I gave Deanna 4 and had 2 left. After Deanna got on, I told the attended, a very nice young Mexican, who is there every year, that I only had 2 tickets. He just smiled and waved me on. He doesn’t care. They don’t count the tickets. They just worry about the tickets they sold. It was fun. We got up early to get to the fair. 90 minutes ahead of my usual wake-up time. So, I notice that I didn’t shave that well. C’est la vie. At my age, who cares? I don’t. Just feel lucky that I can get on a merry-go-round and have fun.


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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a7 II) + 6 Also-Rans — October 7, 2018, ‘Sandwich Fair’.

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Sandwich Fair 2018 (New Hampshire) — Schedule For October 6 – 8, Saturday To Monday.

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Sunday, October 7, 2018 — just 7 pictures.


Last year their Website went down and folks relied on me to provide the schedule. No problemo. That is why I am here. I doubt whether they will have server troubles this year. They learn fast.

But, I have already seen that many of you are coming here looking for the schedule. You know I only live to please. So, here is the schedule.

Yes, we will be there. See you there. I am easy enough to spot. The ONLY brown guy there.


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