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Christmas Comet Of 2018 — 46P/Wirtanen.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and admire. From the JPL Small-Body Database Browser.


It will NOT be spectacular, and it is definitely not a great comet, BUT, it is expected to be naked eye visible and it will be — WITHOUT FAIL — appear the week before Christmas 2018. It is Periodic Comet with a 5.4 year orbital period. So, it is a well known comet and one that is not going to fizzle away as did MY comet ISON in 2013.

This is just the initial heads-up. I just found out about it today. I will keep you posted. Promise.

Just mark it on your calendar. December 16, 2018 — COMET!

Exciting. We haven’t had a decent naked eye visible comet in DECADES!


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Is This Virtually Phallic?

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This is in MY driveway. I took the picture this morning and thought NOTHING of it. I was going to include it in my ‘6 Also Rans‘ for the day when it struck me. Yes, it could be just I. That is why I said ‘virtually’. What do you think? Cracked me up.


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Passing Of Microsoft Co-Founder, Paul Allen, At 65, Signifies The End-Of-An-Era; PCs Have Now Reached Old Age.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. Of course, from the U.K. “Daily Mail”.



Click to ENLARGE. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Allen#Personal_life


Wow. This came as a shock. 65. I think that struck a chord. Same age as me but eight-months older.

Never met him and really never knew too much about him. Knew he was the real brains behind Microsoft and that he was a genuine philanthropist. Did NOT realize he never married or had any kids.

He always came across as a decent bloke. Nicer than Bill, I think.

Shame. All that wealth and it couldn’t save him from cancer. Eerily similar to Steve Jobs. What is it with this? Have you given it any thought?

It is the END of an era. PCs, Windows and Microsoft are no longer new or ‘recent’. They have all reached old age..

Paul Gardner Allen (1953 – 2018), RIP


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

by Anura Guruge


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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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