Archive | July 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Very First 2016 Foliage In New Hampshire — July 31, 2016.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE. Attribution will be ENFORCED. Taken with a Fuji X-E2s.

No mistaking it. You can see BOTH the green and red leaves on the same branches.

This was at the TOP of ‘Prospect Mountain‘ in Alton, New Hampshire. So there was some altitude. I didn’t have a GPS with me BUT I suspect it is probably at about 1,000′ given that we, at the bottom of that hill, are at 660′.

It is early but we have had some ‘cold’ nights following very toasty daytime temperatures.

And I am reporting this as an official New Hampshire “Foliage Peeper” in 2014 & 2015. SMILE.

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by Anura Guruge

How Did YOU Read Mike Luckovich “Hillary’s World” Cartoon?

by Anura Guruge


Click to access Mike Luckovich’s July 29, 2016 “Hillary’s World” cartoon at “”

How did YOU ‘read’ (i.e., interpret) this Mike Luckovich’s cartoon
which is, of course, a very clever takeoff of Andrew Wyeth’s iconic “Christina’s World” (1948)?


Deanna made a point of bringing this cartoon to my attention yesterday.

Kind of personal to her.

Christina Olson lived in Cushing, Maine and the famous (Farm) House in Wyeth’s painting is (still) in Cushing — where Wyeth used to Summer.

Deanna is from Cushing and knew Wyeth.

So ….

Christina always GOT home … though it was a struggle.

Is that WHAT Luckovich MEANT to portray?

That Hillary WILL get to the White House though it might be a struggle?

I am not sure how many others will get this …

So, what do YOU think?


Click to ENLARGE. On my birthday last September with Deanna’s aunty. Can anyone tell the Wyethian connection?

by Anura Guruge

Steam Powered Viking Ship From Hammacher Schlemmer — V. Cool But Perverse.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and ADMIRE here.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Go to: IF you want to buy one. Yes, I will gladly give you my mailing address IF you want to send me one. SMILE.

I haven’t owned a steam powered toy in a long time. Yes, IF I didn’t spend so much money on cameras I convince myself that I was justified in having one of these.

But this one CRACKED ME up.

Yes, beautifully crafted … but so PERVERSE (even by the ‘dear’ (and dear they are indeed)) standards of HS.

It is billed as a ‘Longship’ BUT it isn’t very long.

And then the ultimate in ironies.

The poor Vikings never knew steam power!

Hammacher Schlemmer! You guys are such a treat. 

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The Unique (& Disgraceful) All Black & Peeling Railway Semaphores In Alton, New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge

Taken with a Fujifilm X-E2s.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

As, at a minimum, a railway buff & historian these abused and neglected railway semaphores in Alton, New Hampshire — my hometown, where I pay a fair chunk in property taxes — aggrieves and aggravates me.

Four years ago, when they were as peeled as this I finally managed to get the Town to paint them — though I never realized that they would paint them ALL black!

Now they are peeling again — badly.

These semaphores are SUPPOSEDLY ‘protected’ by the State because of their historic significance. But Alton does not seem to care. If they give me permission I will clamber up there and paint them on my OWN dime. I have been fighting this battle for 4 years — and I am so fed up. IF you could please help me. PLEASE call (603) 875-0109 and plead with them.

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