Remember, it is BUT the South Carolina
That is it. State Flag.
A reader inquired today against one of my many Nikki Haley posts: “Where can a pendent be purchased like Nikki Haley wears?”
I had never looked before. Just kind of assumed that they couldn’t be difficult to source. But, I went looking earlier today as you can see from the pictures above. Readily available & not that expensive either — albeit depending on what kind of stones you are willing to put up with.
So, go look. Key to this is that this is a South Carolina state symbol. She wears it because she used to be the Governor.
My original April 9, 2017 post.
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Not unusual. It is still, kind of, mid-October. It has, however, been a LONG foliage season — NOT that I am complaining. I am amazed by the amount of color. To begin with there was a noticeable shortage of yellow. It was all red. Now we have a surfeit. Beautiful to walk through. I am now heading north (actually north east) to Maine. Not sure what I will find there. But, I will, of course, share with you when I get back.
I could be wrong; very wrong. I, as you can see from this map live in a VERY RED part of New Hampshire. But, from what I can see this part has been getting REDDER by the day.
Hillary JUST managed to hold New Hampshire. Her margin was less than 1%.
Obama won in 2012 by 5.8% — but his lead was way down from 4-years earlier.
I would, of course, like Biden to win. Doesn’t matter if he only wins by 1% or even less.
10+% seems HIGH.
A small sampling from Google ‘Images’.
If you are a regular visitor to this blog it would have been hard to miss my passion for ‘Acadia‘. The ‘Bold Coast’, which starts about 60-miles to the NE of ‘Acadia‘ (as in ‘Bar Harbor‘) is really an extension of that same enchanting landscape. Just more rugged & remote.
It is hard to believe but I only just discovered this area — & that thanks to ‘Facebook’. I gather it doesn’t get the attention because it is another hour further away from ‘Acadia’. But, I gather it is hiking paradise. So, I am off next week — on my own. Starting off in Acadia. Yes, that will be my 2nd trip to Acadia this year — & as such I can maintain my record of (at least) 2-trips to Acadia for a year record for the last 6 or 7 years.
This should be fun. Yes, I plan to take a picture or two. Yes, I will publish when I get back. Stay tuned.
The Old & New Editions of My ‘The Conclave‘ Book.
Yesterday I ran into the ‘New Edition’ issue. You can no longer just to an update & publish a new edition of a paperback. Bummer. I used to rely on that. Now you have to UNPUBLISH the old edition & republish the new. Yes, more hassle. But, at least I now know. Aggravating.
A heads up for the rest of you. Paperback new editions — you must unpublish the old edition. Don’t forget. SMILE.
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Samsung Watch 3 on its own.
Samsung Watch 3 (on right) next to Garmin Fenix 6
— both titanium.
The display on the Samsung ‘Watch 3’ is absolutely BRILLIANT — in every way, & the much-vaunted rotating bezel is just great. But, beyond that the Watch 3 disappoints.
Yes, I am comparing it to a Garmin Fenix 6 — which is a more expensive watch. I appreciate & acknowledge that. But, I discovered today, to my cost & chagrin, that you can’t move from a Garmin Fenix 6 to the Watch 3. Just doesn’t cut it.
Here are the MAIN things I found beyond trying:
- That beautiful display becomes UNREADABLE when outside, in Sun, because Samsung has a stupid “Outdoor Mode” which dims the screen — BUT there is NO WAY you can turn this off or adjust the brightness. That started to drive me crazy.
- Yes, plenty of gorgeous watch faces but many do NOT offer any customization — & those that do still limit your flexibility. Look at the watch face (ActiFace) I have on my Fenix 6. I could not get all that info on a Samsung face. I really missed sunrise/sunset (which is only available on SOME faces).
- Even with ‘Always On’ watch face goes dark!
- ECG functionality ONLY available with a Samsung phone & I don’t have one. That was a killer.
- Getting navigational APPs was difficult.
Bottom line was that the Watch 3 is 75% — ‘pretty display’, BUT even that is muddied by the stupid “Outdoor Mode” & erratic “Aways On”.
Yes, it would have been very different IF I wasn’t coming from a Fenix 6. If it is to be your first smartwatch you will probably LOVE it. SMILE.
Search ‘Garmin’ & ‘Samsung’.