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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a7 II) + 6 Also-Rans — December 14, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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Christmas Holly In All Its Glory Anura Guruge Sony a7 II


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Second Of The Three 2018 Christmas Trees Are Now Decorated.

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Yesterday


Today was the day for decorating.

I brought down 7 heavy totes from above the garage. That was my contribution. Teischan has gone to town. In addition to to the trees we have various Christmas displays on the main floor of the house.

The lights have gone up on the 3rd (and last) tree too, but it has not been decorated.


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All 3 2018 Christmas Trees Are In Place — 2 Yet To Be Decorated.

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Teischan (12), as I may have mentioned more than once, lives, unashamedly, for Christmas — and has for most of her life, once she worked out what it was all about.

She starts talking about Christmas in September and it was no different this year though she is a year older! She started nagging me about getting the Christmas trees at Thanksgiving. I kept on saying: “in December, in December“.

We bought our Christmas trees locally in Alton last year. They were not doing trees this year. Then earlier this week, driving through Rochester we saw a sign that said that the boy scout troop will be selling Christmas trees, for $35/each, on Saturday, December 8, 2018 (and for that matter the Sunday also). Seemed like a good cause and the price was not bad. So, I agreed that today would be the day for the trees. Looking back I realize that we are 3 days behind what we were last year. No wonder she has been complaining.

Got the trees from the Scouts. Good deal. Lots of adults to help and they insisted on doing everything. For the first time ever I didn’t have to do anything. They put it on the roof and even tied it down. I was impressed. Going back to them next year, though Teischan, a connoisseur of Christmas trees, is not too happy with the two we got today. She does have a point. They both have a bald spot close to the top. Not too serious. But she noticed.

Anywho, all three trees are now up. They will decorate and put up the lights tomorrow.


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How To See Christmas Comet, 46P/Wirtanen, In New Hampshire — Around December 16, 2018.

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It is expected to be just naked eye visible. Will definitely be able to see it with binoculars — and, of course, a telescope, even a small one. It will be a green fuzzy ball. There will be NO TAIL per se. So, don’t be looking for the tail. Just a fuzzy, glowing green ball. The green ball should be fairly big — bigger than a star.

For us in New England, the easiest bearing is going to be the easy to locate ‘winter cluster’ — Pleiades (the seven sisters). See the chart above.


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