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1.5 MILLION Views Of This Blog — And I Thank YOU.

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Very First Post,
June 30, 2009.


Yes, it brought a smile to my face. It is cute to realize that that many folks have read/looked at my posts & pictures. It amuses I and that, in this context, is all that matters.

I THANK all of you who visit — whether it is regularly, sporadically or just once. Doesn’t matter. Thanks for visiting.

This blog also now has 576 followers. It wasn’t that long ago when I only had 100. So, that makes me happy too.

Thank you. Please keep on visiting, I will do my best to make it worthwhile, amusing and productive.


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The Flowers Of ‘Castle In The Clouds’ [N.H.] — October 14, 2018.

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Gorgeous flowers are a hallmark of this beautiful, enchanting hilltop estate. Taking pictures of the flowers is one of my favorite parts of our many trips to the Castle. On this visit we didn’t step foot in the Castle. Just roamed the estate.

If you do a search on ‘flowers castle’ you will find MANY previous posts on “The Flowers Of ‘Castle In The Clouds‘”.

So, enjoy. It was cold today. In the 50Fs. Winter is coming. So, I need to get my full fill of flowers while I still can. Cheers.


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Cheers from the ‘Castle In The Clouds’.

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This is the fireplace in the ‘Carriage House‘, at the ‘Castle In The Clouds‘. This was around 4:30pm this afternoon. No, it wasn’t us — though we did have a very late lunch there, replete with my mandatory glass of red. I saw this tableau as I was leaving and had to take a snap.


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A Bathroom With A View — ‘The Carriage House’, ‘Castle In The Clouds’.

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The Men’s Room at the ‘Carriage House’, at the ‘Castle In The Clouds‘ has this big window that opens up to this vista. And what a view. I never tire of taking pictures of it. Taking a camera in there is not an issue. People understand that I might be reluctant to just leave my camera outside. Just have to wait until there is nobody around because I am sure folks are queasy of somebody taking pictures while they are in there. Typically this is NOT a problem. It is empty a fair amount of the time.


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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a7 II) + 6 Also-Rans — October 14, 2018, ‘Castle In The Clouds’ (Again).

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The Windows of “Castle In The Clouds”, Moultonborough, New Hampshire, October 18, 2017.

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A different perspective of “Castle In The Clouds” — which is now closed until May 2018. This was from the October 18, 2017 visit — our 3rd in 2017.

It is fun to try and visualize what views ‘they’ enjoyed out of these windows. I am sure I am not doing enough justice. Not as easy, getting it right — or at least not for I.

Enjoy. So, many more pictures of the “Castle” that I should post.

But, I wanted to get these out. Enjoy.


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A Million Plus Views Of This Blog!

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Have a look at the “Blog Stats” in the sidebar (at bottom if you are using a mobile device).


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1/2 million 664 days ago.


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Yes, this was a landmark I was working towards.

No, I can’t ‘spike’ the numbers myself. WordPress maintains the STATS and they ignore any and all access of a blog from the same IP address (and range) as that of the administrator (i.e., me).

This is a lot of work, but rewarding. Knowing that you have at least 600 views a day, day-in, day-out, is quite nice.

April and May of this year was when I had my ‘meltdown‘. Hence the low numbers. In January & February of last year and this year WordPress had documented issues with their STAT servers. So I lost thousands of hits. C’est la vie.

But, I plugged on. In 2015, when I hit the 500,000 mark I thought it would take me till February 2017 to get to 1,000,000.

Around March of this year I recalibrated that to Thanksgiving 2016.

The last 2 weeks I had November 20th as the day. Beat that by 2 days.

No, I am not going to ease up. Now to the next million.

Thank YOU for your support. Could NOT have done this without all of you.

Thank YOU, a 1,000,000 TIMES.


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WordPress.com YET Again, 4th Time In 2016, Experiencing Stats Reporting Issues.

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Very frustrating. I know by 10am IF WordPress is having issues — and now they, i.e., WP, knows that I know when they are having issues. SMILE. No consolation. Just a heads up.


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WordPress.com YET Again Admits To Problems With Its Stats.

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This is the 3rd time that WordPress.com has ADMITTED to Stats problems in a MONTH!

December 17, 2015.

January 8, 2016.

And now January 17, 2016.

This is not acceptable. I love WordPress.com, of course, but this drives me nuts.


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WordPress.com Again Having Problems With The Stats.

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Essentially the same problem we, i.e., WordPress.com bloggers, were having mid-December 2015 — and I talked about here. It was a server problem then and most likely that is the same problem now.

Notice it says I have had ‘1’ Visitor and ‘164’ Views.

Yes, of course, that is possible and on my ‘Orgasm blog’ I do see such patterns on a daily basis with some visitors doing 30, 40 or more views per visit.

But this is how I can PROVE, irrefutably, that the ‘1’ Visitor number is wrong. Just look at my ‘Views by Country’ — and for reasons of space I only show the first 6 countries.

The SAME one visitor cannot be from MULTIPLE countries. Right? You do get that. QED.

If it only listed one country then the ‘1’ visitor could have been right.

The stats are wrong and have been for the last 48 hours. As I have said before I have a fairly good feel of my stats (and I have thing about numbers and stats).

Unlike in mid-December I do NOT have a way of getting this confirmed by WordPress.com. I am not getting their “Can I be of help?” prompts of late. They cycle through their HUGE user base with this. So my window is gone for now.

Just wanted to give you a heads up. Very frustrating.


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