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The Camel In Alton, NH, Joined By Two Bison — Next Door To “Camp David”.

by Anura Guruge

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Alton’s now famous ‘Snow Camel‘, “Roger“, is a rescue camel! He was emancipated from a farm in the Midwest that could no longer take care of him.

He has been in Alton, New Hampshire, on the farm next door to “Camp David“, on Route 28, since June 2015.

The two buffalo, that look young, are new. I first saw them about a month ago. Today was the first time I got stop and take a picture of them. I did not have my Nikon P900 super-zoom. They were a bit far from the road, there was deep snow that prevented me from getting too close and the light was against me. I know the owners and they will let me come and get some better picture.

This is mainly for the record. Yes, we now have bison as well as a camel in Alton. The bison may have something to do with “Camp David” in that the metal gates for the Camp have always featured two bison. Not sure what the story is here. Not sure what transpires at “Camp David”. It seems closed for the Winter.

Anywho … stay tuned.

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Snow Covered ‘Halfmoon Lake’, Alton, NH, On A 40°F Day — January 20, 2018.

by Anura Guruge

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This is our lake; we don’t live waterfront, but we do have deeded beach rights. So, given that it is but about 10 minutes walk from the house, we do try to get down the lake whenever we can.

This was the first visit this year, i.e., in 2018. It was a gorgeous day, temps in the 40s°F (4°C), blue skies (nary a cloud) and the sun beating down. So, around 3pm we sallied forth, with the 2 dogs — though the dogs and I had already done a 3-mile run earlier in the day. The dogs don’t complain (though you could tell they were tired when we got back).

It was good. Beautiful. We were the only ones there — which is not unusual. Typically I would venture out onto the lake. After the earlier run I was happy just to potter about on the beach and take pictures.


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One Christmas Tree Already Denuded & Planted In The Snow — 4 Days Ahead Of Epiphany 2018.

by Anura Guruge

Today, January 2, 2018.

Christmas Day, 2017.

This is a RECORD first.

We are never this early in getting rid of the two Christmas trees — the third is artificial, and gets packed away.

As a Brit I am into the 12-days of Christmas tradition, with Epiphany, and January 6 as the last day by which to take down Christmas trees. Most years we are scrambling on January 6 to get this done.

This year was different. The trees were bothering our eyes. We had to look that up. Yes, Christmas trees can have LOTS of allergens, especially those that irritate eyes — especially in a household of contact lens wearers. Plus, this tree, despite getting watered daily had got very dry and brittle and we already have friends that have DIED from a Christmas tree fire — 3 years ago!

So, out it went.

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