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Winter Storm Names For The Rest Of ‘This’ 2018 Winter — Now That Hunter & Inga Have Come & Gone.

by Anura Guruge


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I don’t have a problem with having names for the storms. Kind of cute and MAYBE it will help me remember them. When you get as many, each winter, as we do, up here in New Hampshire, they all kind of blur, and blend into each other. With the ever increasing heights of the snow piles a constant reminder as to how much snow we did get. I also tend to remember how many times we lost power!

Hunter, last week, was all rain and washed away TONS of snow and I do mean that quite literally!

Inga, today, was gentle and kind. I can live with Ingas.

What is scary is that I know people with MOST of these names.

I do NOT think we have enough names to get us till March — April 2018.


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Winter Storm Inga, January 17, 2018, In New Hampshire — Rather Pretty & Far From Dastardly.

by Anura Guruge


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Schools were cancelled in Alton as we knew they would be — and that is FINE with me. Better safe than sorry when it comes to kids, always. Plus I like having the kids home — and when they are home they have to help me shovel! {Smile}

As snow goes this was a piece of cake. Light, fluffy snow — contrary to the forecast — that was easy enough to shovel. Don’t think we got that much in total — maybe 7″ max — though it snowed for about 24 hours.

The three of us went out at 10:15am and by 10:40am we had the driveway totally cleared — per the picture above. It looks messy, and that is because it continued to snow while we shoveled. But, we removed the accumulation.

We, three, went back shortly after 4pm and spent another 25-minutes or so. I had the drive to the blacktop. Also shoveled out the mailbox. I was happy. Easy peasy. And it wasn’t cold. I was sweating during the morning shovel and that is always good. I do NOT want to end up like Trump.


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Our Stair Jumping Gymnastic Hamster — A Must See YouTube Video. Such Strength, Such Agility.

by Anura Guruge



This is Teischan’s hamster #2, Treble, that we got in May 2017. (The short-lived #1 was Rebel.)

We discovered, that she can climb stairs, with aplomb, and do so, over and over again, the first time she escaped from a cage. We weren’t at home and she decided to go up the stairs to my study — which is where she slept at night so as her nocturnal activities would not disturb Teischan.

She had escaped while we were not in the house.

We came home to discover that your burglar alarm had gone off — for the very first time in 10-years! A motion detector in my study had gone off! That confounded all of us since a person would have had to have negotiated multiple other sensors before tripping that one which on the 4th-level of this 4-story house.

We did not know, at that juncture, that Treble was missing.

As soon as I was told that Treble was missing I knew where she was and we found her in SECONDS!

But, she had to have climbed a set of stairs to get to my study.

So, we put her on the stairs to see what she did.

She did this.

Cracked us up.

AMAZING strength. That is a standing vertical jump above her head.

We get to see this most nights. It is so entertaining. So, I wanted to share. ENJOY.


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A Photo Of “Mirror Lake”, NH, By Polymath Richard (‘Dick’) Byrd, Esq. Of ‘Wolfeboro’, NH.

by Anura Guruge



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Over the last month or so I have posted photos, articles and a poem by Dick Byrd: lawyer, software entrepreneur, painter, poet, photographer, raconteur, Photoshop maestro, philosopher, writer, race car driver, mechanic & all-round-nice-guy.

Given his Photoshop wizardry, I always ask Dick as to how much Photoshop is there in a given picture — ‘Mirror Lake’ (above) being where he lives and this was from his deck.

This is what he said about this picture:
“Of course there is some photoshop.
I took out a couple of houses visible thru the trees at the far side of the lake to get that totally rustic view.
I increased the saturation a little on the sky and reduced it a little on the trees and water.


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Winter Turns The Corner In New Hampshire TODAY, January 7, 2018 — Sunrise FINALLY Getting Earlier.

by Anura Guruge


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That we had the 2017 Winter Solstice on December 21 did NOT mean that sunrise started to get earlier — and sunsets later.

At our latitudes sunrise getting earlier and sunset getting later is NOT symmetric.

Following the Solstice (as the bottom chart shows) sunsets got later, BUT the sunrises kept getting later! It was the later sunsets that made sure that the days got, just, shorter.

But, as of TODAY, January 7, 2018 all that changes.

Sunrises get earlier … and earlier. Within 15 days, sunrise will be a full 7-minutes earlier. The days would be 25 minutes longer. Yes, 25-minutes longer.

Enjoy.

We are turning the corner and next week will be warm.



Another picture of the January 6, 2018 sunset.


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