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First Walk On Lake This Winter — & It Was Pretty Cool.

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Our lake, ‘Halfmoon Lake‘ in Central New Hampshire. I am sure this is the earliest I have ever walked on it. To make it more interesting, it was VIRGIN snow. No snowmobile tracks on the main body of the lake. There was not even any animal prints once I moved away from our beach. Yes, someone had drawn a BIG heart by the beach — the bottom left picture (above).

I am leery when there are no snowmobile tracks. My logical is simple but impeccable. If the ice can support the weight of a snowmobile, I am all set.

But, as you can see from the GPS track, way up at the top, I did NOT venture too far from the shores. It is shallow close to the shore. So, if I fell in, I would only go as far as my waist. I can deal with that. Fallen through the ice 5-times before. SMILE.


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Alton (NH) Property Tax For 2021 Is Up 11.5%, But Lower Than It Was In 2019!

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As soon as I saw the property tax bill today (which was late (by the way)), I knew at once that the rate had gone up. My payment was up close to $500.

So, I checked my past bills. It sure had gone up compared to last year; 13.95% vs 12.51%,

But, I was surprised & humbled to see that it had been 13.99% in 2018. I checked what I had paid that December. It was a tad higher than what I owe next month. Smile. C’est  la vie.

So to I, the question is not why did it go up this year — but why did it GO DOWN the year before.

Next year, with COVID, things could be very different. Just a thought.


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We Still Have Great Fall Foliage In Central New Hampshire — October 18, 2020.

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Not unusual. It is still, kind of, mid-October. It has, however, been a LONG foliage season — NOT that I am complaining. I am amazed by the amount of color. To begin with there was a noticeable shortage of yellow. It was all red. Now we have a surfeit. Beautiful to walk through. I am now heading north (actually north east) to Maine. Not sure what I will find there. But, I will, of course, share with you when I get back.


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Today’s Fall Foliage From New Hampshire — September 28, 2020.

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Enjoy it in silence. You don’t need words. SMILE.


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The Fall Foliage From Our Deck — September 28, 2020.

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It is NOT great compared to what I see daily, BUT it isn’t bad either. We are indeed spoilt for choice. Notice the railing I put up a few years ago. Still standing, SMILE.


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Irresistible Fall Foliage Thriving In Central New Hampshire — September 27, 2020.

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I will REPEAT what I said yesterday: “I am trying HARD not to take too many pictures. I really am.

But, but, but. It is difficult. WOW. Enjoy.


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Mesmerizing Fall Foliage From Central New Hampshire — September 26, 2020.

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I am trying HARD not to take pictures. I really am. But, it is hard. So much color. So much beauty. I feel so lucky. I feel I have to SHARE. Enjoy. SMILE.


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Spectacular Fall Foliage From Central New Hampshire — September 25, 2020.

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All of this today — in & around Alton, New Hampshire. Proving to be a good foliage year. But, we have a severe drought. I will keep you posted. Enjoy.


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Today’s Sunset, Alton, New Hampshire — September 20, 2020.

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It would have been churlish not to share — & I am never that. Enjoy. Winter will be with us soon. SMILE.


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Today’s Sunset, ‘Halfmoon Lake’, Alton, New Hampshire — September 19, 2020.

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Not as vividly red as it has been the last few days. That was the SMOKE from the fires out West.

Kind of a subdued sunset. Very peaceful. I enjoyed it. Hope you do too. Enjoy. SMILE.


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