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Labor Day On September 7, Though ‘Late’, Is NOT Unusual.

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September 7 seems late. Yes, I invariably think of Labor Day as falling around September 3 or 4. BUT, it can fall from September 1 to September 7. It can’t be any earlier or later. First Monday of September. So, 1 to 7.

It fell on September 7 just 5-years ago. Yes, in 2015.

Also in 2009. So, this is the 3rd time since 2020.

The usual gap is 5- or 6-years. Then Leap Years kick in and throw it off for a 11-year gap. Those 11-year gaps are common in calendaring. It has to do with the 4-years between Leap Years & the 7 days in a week.

Anywho …

September 7 is not an anomaly. It happens quite often. 9 times in the last 56-years. That is an average of every 6.2-years.

OK? Cool? SMILE.


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Today’s Sunset, Central New Hampshire: Alton — September 6, 2019.

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It was better 7-minutes earlier, much better but as is often the case I did not have my phone (or camera) with I. I do not take my phone with me all the time. So, I had to walk back home, get my phone and walk back. By then it was THIS. Nothing special. But, I was there, I had a phone, I took a picture. So, I will post and share. Sorry. I will TRY and do better in the future BUT I cannot promise that I will always have my phone with I. That is how the cookie crumbles.


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Today’s Sunset, Central New Hampshire: Halfmoon Lake, Alton — September 3, 2019.

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Doesn’t happen often — i.e., me having my phone with I. Unlike 99% of you I am NOT tied or emotionally attached to my phone. So, it is not with I 100% of the time. Took it with me, today, because I suspected that there might be a memorable sunset. There was. Here it is. Enjoy. Special sunset for I.


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Gloriously Red Fall Foliage 2017 In New Hampshire — October 4.

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These, alas and alack, are not from our yard. I had to drive about 3 miles to capture these. They were all in one ‘wet area’ grove. I hadn’t been past there in a year BUT had a hunch. It paid out. The sun was setting and hitting the foliage nearly horizontally. Plus, I used the ‘High Dynamic Range’ setting on my Sony a7 II to get the maximum color saturation. Mainly reds. Not that much orange — at least not yet. Enjoy.


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The Obligatory Flower Post Of The Day — September 30, 2017.

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You will be glad to be told that they are not all from our yard — for a change! Just a few. Maybe 50%. The others are from Alton — on my travels.


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More Flowers From Our Yard — September 29, 2017.

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Only one more day left in September and I am amazed by the bounty of flowers we still have. So, I am determined to snap away because it will not be that long before it is all gray, frozen and blanketed by snow!


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2017 Fall Foliage In New Hampshire — September 28.

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These were all taken in our yard, most from the deck — if not on the deck. What can I say. I don’t have to go far to see or photograph fall foliage. It was COLD tonight, 50°F. I had to breakout the sweats.


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New Cricket Laws — “Laws Of Cricket 2017 Code” — Came Into Play, September 28, 2017.

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To read this MCC provided summary as PDF, click image to go the Lord’s website.


To download the “2017 Code” as a PDF — click image. I had to create this PDF since the MCC download, at least for now, is as a Word document! OK? Got that? This is a PDF I created from the MCC original.


A brief introduction to the new Laws by the MCC. Click image to access official document.


Click for the cricinfo summary of the new laws.


These new laws, the “Laws of Cricket 2017 Code” came into effect September 28, 2017 — the day that two Test matches started: Pakistan v Sri Lanka & South Africa v Bangladesh.

To be honest I just found out about them while watching highlights of those matches. I had heard about some of these proposed Laws BUT had not realized that they had been approved and were coming into play in September 2017.

  • Limiting the thickness of a bat’s edge to 1.58″ is interesting — along with ensuring that it cannot be more than 2.6″ thick at any point.
    I still have the last bat that I bought, c. 1983 (so it is ~34 years old). It is a ‘Duncan Fearnley’ (which has tried up a tad over the decades). I measured the edge, 0.75″. Thickness, 1.5″! Wow.
  • Tethering the bails to the wicket could be interesting. I am not really sure that there ever was a desperate need for this. We will see.
  • Wow! Players can be sent off for misconduct! Wonder who will be the first to get sent off.
  • DRS rules changed. “Umpire’s Call” will not result in a loss of a review, BUT in Test matches the reviews are NOT RESET back to 2 each after 80-overs! Pakistan, already on Day 1, lost both their reviews.

Interesting stuff.


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Flowers & Peaches From Our Yard — September 28, 2017.

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Between proofing my latest book and painting the deck (after I added the Weatherables railing) in addition to this blog and taking pictures, I really didn’t have the time or motivation to venture far from home this day. Plus, there really was no need. Though the end of September is at hand, and it did get chilly today, there is plenty of flora and foliage all around me as soon as I step into our yard or deck. So, this is all from our yard. Enjoy.


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Some Flowers & Peaches From Our Yard — September 26, 2017.

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That is IT for the day. In reality I didn’t take that many pictures this day. Crazy busy. Lot happening. But, I hope you enjoyed a few of these.


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