Archive | May 16, 2018

Our “White Mountain National Forest” Celebrates Its Centenary TODAY.

by Anura Guruge

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So, the park was established on May 16, 1918. Neat.

This was just 2-years after the U.S. National Park Service was established — and around the same timeframe as the founding of Acadia.

I am not sure how widely this was marked and celebrated in New Hampshire. It should be a BIG deal. We, the State, make a LOT of money from the Park.

Well, the next time I am there, and I am sure to visit this year, I will tip my hat and remember that this is the Centennial Year.

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by Anura Guruge

Rumored Google Pixel Smart/Fitness Watch Is BAD NEWS For Garmin!

by Anura Guruge

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Google for more!

This obviously is not good news for Garmin IF it comes to pass — the rumors are that it will indeed be a reality by Christmas 2018.

Shame that Google did NOT approach Garmin and do it as a collaboration. Better still they should have just bought out Garmin lock-stock-and-barrel — and I say that as a long term Garmin shareholder.

This is just a heads up.

I will keep you posted. OK?

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The Two Spectacular Mountain Lions At The ‘Squam Lake Science Center’.

by Anura Guruge

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Mountain Lion Squam Lake Science Center New Hampshire Anura Guruge Sony a7 II

I am terribly conflicted when it comes to captive animals, especially gorgeous specimens such as these two, fully mature Mountain Lions. While I fully appreciate that we would never get to enjoy animals such as these if not for captivity, it distresses me, much, that we are in essence keeping them prisoners without giving them a choice or chance. To me, it is like slavery!

We have seen these two mountain lions since they were BABY cubs! That must have been about 8 or 9 years ago. We somehow got invited to an evening reception to welcome these to cubs that had been acquired from ‘the Rockies’. They were little. No bigger than a small dog. And now … Fully grown and so majestic and graceful. I just hope that they are happy.

Seeing these Mountain Lions is always the highlight of my visit to the Science Center. I am awe of them. Such beautiful animals.

Definitely worth going to see. Enjoy.

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by Anura Guruge

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