Archive | July 29, 2017

Flowers Of Monhegan Island, Maine — July 26, 2017.

by Anura Guruge


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This was my first time to scenic Monhegan Island, Maine — 10 miles from the mainland. Having been to the Cranberry Isles, in Maine, off Acadia, a few weeks earlier I knew I would find flowers on Monhegan and I was not disappointed. However, to my disappointment, the lupins were gone! I learnt, from an artist in Boothbay Harbor prior to departing to Monhegan, that Lupins are only in their glory for 3-weeks max and that they are biennial (i.e., each plant only blooms every other year).

Monhegan, with its scenic and inspiring setting, has been a home and refuge for many an artist over the centuries. During the day you are tripping over painters, even on the rocks. So, suffice to say there are some very carefully planted and tended gardens and flowerbeds not counting nature’s unshabby displays. More to come. Stay tuned.


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Tragic Vincent van Gogh Died This Day 127-Years Ago; July 29, 1890, In France.

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Some of his lesser known works:


Click for IMDb.com listing of the 2007 “The Yellow House”.


He was only 37 years old, having turned 37 only in March of that year.

He had shot himself in the chest two days earlier. IF there had been a surgeon around he could have been saved.

It was indeed a tragic end to what had been a tragic life despite his artistic brilliance. A day to reflect. Died never knowing that he would be a beloved celebrity long after his death — though he never enjoyed success during his short life.


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Eris, The Intriguing Dwarf Planet, Was Unveiled To The World This Day 12-Years Ago; July 29, 2005.

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Extracts from my 2011 book
Devanee’s Book of Dwarf Planets“.

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Eris was discovered on January 5, 2005 from images taken October 21, 2003.

July 29, 2005 was the ANNOUNCE day — when dwarf planet Makemake was also unveiled.

Eris is a remarkable solar system object with an amazingly long and distant orbital path. At its furthest it is over 97 TIMES further from the Sun than Earth. It takes Eris 558 years to make one orbit of the Sun!


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Flowers Of Boothbay Harbor, Maine — July 25, 2017.

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My first trip to Boothbay Harbor, Maine, Bar Harbor, Maine my usual destination. Interesting, bustling place. Real busy harbor. A lot happening and some good eateries.

I expected flowers but was pleasantly surprised by the profusion. Also some tropical flowers. Very colorful. Added to the overall pizzazz of the place. I was impressed.


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