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Mountain Lions In New Hampshire — Another New Spate Of Recent Sightings.

by Anura Guruge


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There have been sightings in New Hampshire for years. But, we do not have any good credible pictures — which seems strange with all the trail cameras that folks have set up and the now ubiquitous phone/cameras that everybody (bar I) carry.

In 2013 there was talk that a mountain lion could be roaming OUR neighborhood. I myself had seen something BIG cross the road — albeit from a distance. Check out this post.

There is nothing to say that mountain lions have not come back to New Hampshire. They used to be here and they can thrive in NH again as long as they do not get hunted into extinction again.

Interesting.

Oh, for that one definitive photo.


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“Sawyers Holiday Open House” Craft Fair, 2018, in Barnstead, N.H., Nov. 24 – 25.

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Visiting “Sawyers Holiday Open House” in Barnstead, NH (next to the White Church) has now become an entrenched Thanksgiving weekend tradition — and I think we have been going to it, without fail, for the last four to five years, if not longer.

So, it was on our lists of things to do after Thanksgiving. Last year we could not get there until Sunday. To make up for that, this year we went around noon on Friday, before most of the nice stuff got snapped out. We were, of course, not disappointed. It is always a treat. Wonderful congenial atmosphere and as much pictures show a array of eye-catching creative products — all by local artisans. They also always have a selection of food for sale and free treats for the visitors. This year we bought some cheese.

A wonderful, rewarding tradition. Such a tranquil and picturesque setting. I love wandering around snapping pictures.

Their 15th annual Fair from what I gather.

They will be open Saturday & Sunday, November 24 & 25, 2018.

Thank YOU the Sawyer family and their vendors.


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Flowers & Fall Foliage of Barnstead, New Hampshire — September 28, 2018.

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It is that time of year again. Needed to get my 2002 Jaguar XJ8 inspected. Well, there is only one person around here that I trust with my Jags. Paul Bousquet, “B-Boys Auto Repair” in Barnstead. Paul, always, has a magnificent display of flowers at his place and all the flowers are his. He is an amazing person. So many talents. The foliage was on the way back. I stopped at three places.


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“Jordan JW Trio”, Celtic With A Twist, Performing In Barnstead (NH), Saturday, July 14, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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A short video I shot with my Sony a7 II.


The bagpipers that regaled us during the 10-minute intermission.

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Jordan JW Trio” were good, some of their vocal renditions exceptional and there were even some glimpses of brilliance. I was impressed and enjoyed their 110-minute performance — which included a few non-celtic numbers. They reminded me of ‘The Woods Tea Co’ (below) and when they played “The Wild Rover” they confirmed that I had been on the mark. Being compared to “Woods Tea” is not a bad thing. That, in my book, is quite an accolade. Yes, there were times that they brought to mind “The Brigadoons” — and that is not a bad thing either.

I think they can go far if they work on their vocal repertoire. Their reels and jigs are ‘OK’ but don’t set them apart. A large open field is never does sound systems any favors and that was the case with this concert. They probably sound even better in an enclosed hall.

During their 10-minute intermission, unannounced, four bagpipers turned up. That was a bonus and made my day. I hadn’t heard any pipes in awhile. Three of the pipers, in blue, were from a police pipe band from South Carolina. The leader of this group, in a green shirt, was an ex-Barnstead resident who lived in a house right on the edge of the green, They only played four tunes but that was good. I wish that the Trio had done at least one song with pipes. That would have been special.

But, all in all, a great evening in Barnstead. The rain stayed away and it was the usual amicable gathering with lots of kids and dogs and most of the kids have a ball.


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TDS Internet Down In Alton/Barnstead — AGAIN — December 14 – 15, 2017.

by Anura Guruge



Since I have both Metrocast and TDS internet I did not notice that TDS was down till around 10:10pm on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Spent a few minutes double, triple checking my network at home.

Then called TDS. Got the infamous “hello manJamaica Call Center! After 30 minutes he grudgingly admitted we had an outage in the area.

Since then I have seen on — Twitter and Facebook — that I am not alone.

There is no “ETA” for when it will be fixed. It could be the COLD. I kid you not. Most likely one of the computers at a Central Office (CO) froze because TDS is pretty cheap about keeping their buildings heated.

So, a heads up.

I will keep you posted though I am going to bed soon. {Smile}


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