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Archive | November 5, 2015

New Hampshire Foliage 2015 — It Is Yellow & Amber All Over.


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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
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2015 Foliage — Yellow/Amber.
>> 2015
Foliage — From My Desk.
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2015 Foliage — Reflections.
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2015 Foliage — Sandwich Fair.
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2015 Foliage — Locke Lake.
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2015 Foliage — Oct. Lakes.
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2015 Foliage — Oct 1
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2015 Foliage — Mid-Sept. II

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Just two days ago I did a post on the sea of yellow and amber in which we are currently living — with no complaints, of course. Yesterday, on my run, I couldn’t but help notice that it was as beautiful as ever and that I should take more pictures to capture the spirit. So on Thursday morning, on my run, I took along Teischan’s (latest) $80 ‘beat-up’ 12MP Samsung TL205.

So here are more pictures. Enjoy.


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Taken in Alton, on Thursday, November 5, 2015
on Prospect Mountain Road — on my run.








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‘6 images for the day’ — November 5, 2015.

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Taken with Teischan’s $80 ‘beat-up’ 12MP Samsung TL205.


Original 3624 x 2448, ~3.5Mb,
JPEGs reduced to 1024 x 768, 478Kb, for display here.
So v. low resolution. Sorry.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs out of the camera

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Enjoy. Thank YOU.


Remembrance Day / Poppy Day, 11/11: Canadian Rules For Their Red Poppy.

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I, as somebody who wears Canadian Red Poppies, because I don’t have any from the UK (with the two lovely green leaves), I am OK with these rules — THOUGH I do wear a plastic, earring retainer, from Deanna’s vast collection, behind the pin to hold it in place. I lost two a couple of years ago and was devastated. No worries about I wearing a Poppy with a Canadian flag pin in the middle!

I am amused by the do NOT reuse requirement. Yes, I subscribe BUT I have NO choice but to preserve and reuse mine since Red Poppies are hard to come by in the U.S. of A.

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Click to access original with the 6 ‘laws’.

 


Stephen Hodecker (Meredith,N.H.) Bronze Nude Sculpture, ‘Girl At A Pond’, c. 1998.

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Related posts:
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>> Stephen Hodecker nudes 1.
>> Stephen Hodecker nudes 2.
>> Stephen Hodecker nudes 3.

>> The Wyethian James O’Neil.

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Stephen Hodecker, quite justly, is well known as a painter, his nudes, in Meredith, very publicly displayed.

Stephen, however, is also a very accomplished bronze sculptor — and sculpting in bronze is not easy.

Here is very sensuous nude he sculpted c. 1998. Not sure who the model was.

I was lucky enough to get some pictures of it the other day.


Click here to access the ‘Stephen Hodecker’ Website.


NH Law, HB 507, ‘Teacher Privacy’ — Unintended Consequences Of “Class Recording” Clause.

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Click here to access the entire HB 507 Bill — from the State.

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I can appreciate the INTENT of the ‘IVNo school shall record in any way a school classroom for any purpose without school board approval … clause — the last clause of this Bill.

It is to prevent school ADMINISTRATIONS from conducting SURVEILLANCE on teachers. I can appreciate why teachers would object to that. But we will get to that later.

I am no lawyer BUT as I read this it states, very clearly, “NO SCHOOL …“.

It doesn’t mention individual students. Yes, there is the ‘blanket’ secret, non-consensual (tape) recording law. But, that does not apply if a student requests verbal permission and does the recording in full view.

Schools are interpreting HB 507, that came into effect this school year (i.e., 2015 – 2016), as meaning that kids, with a teacher’s approval, can’t use their ubiquitous phones to record what is being said in class.

Well here is the WRINKLE in that. Students with disabilities — the so called ‘Section 504‘ kids. They are protected by a whole different (federal) set of laws. IF the 504 states that the student needs to be able to record, audio or even video, all that transpires in a classroom the school and teachers have to acquiesce!

We know. We have a 504 child. And she wanted to record some of her classes so that she could re-run them, over and over again. The ‘school’ agreed. Then they came across HB 507. THEN they said, BUT if we put it in her 504 she will be all set.

This is STUPID.

Yes, we all understand that teachers do not want to be SPIED upon. Yes, I have taught.

But just last week we all saw that incident with the school girl getting FLIPPED off her chair and flung across the floor.

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Click for ‘Boston Globe’ original IF you haven’t seen this before.

Aren’t WE all glad that 3 kids managed to capture this, on video, on their phones? Yes, I know that at least one kid is going to get charged for illegal recording. I saw her and her mother on CNN. They have NO regrets. They did the right thing.

We have cameras on school buses.

I think they have cameras on corridors [– but I could be wrong on that].

Don’t we ALL know, viscerally, that we will, as with the school buses, END UP having permanent, full-time cameras in all classrooms?

So this law has to be rethought.

You can clearly see that Clause IV was snuck in, most likely at the last minute, without too much thought OR consultation. Did they for a second think about the Section 504 override. I doubt IF there is a class in NH which does not have at least one Section 504 kid.

So, this is a Heads Up. No consequence to us. Our daughter, as of next week, when Deanna updates and signs the 504, will be able to record. 


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