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New Hampshire 2019 “Lady Slippers” Are In Bloom & Look Splendid.

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I gather they blossomed two-days ago, but today was the first time I saw them. The usual place, not very far from us. I typically go by there at least once a day — but often that is at 9:30pm at night when it is pitch black.

The Town (viz. ‘Alton‘) a couple of weeks ago totally cleared the bottom half of that slope of all vegetation. I wondered if they would harm some of the plants. They might have. But, they are above the law as far as I know when it comes to harming Lady Slippers. I guess they have to maintain the roads.

It was raining when I got to the Ladys this morning. The bank, freshly cleared was slippery and I am still nursing my recovering knee. So, I wasn’t too adventurous about scrambling up to snap more pictures. I will go back in a few days.

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January 20, 2019, Blood Red Lunar Eclipse Over Central New Hampshire.

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Despite the HUGE storm we had, clouds cleared around 8pm and the moon was visible.

I took this picture, with my Nikon P900 superzoom, 2-minutes after midnight. It was 0°F (-18°C). It was cold and I was standing there WITHOUT a jacket. The cold affected the Nikon more than I! This is probably way outside its operating temperature. (I haven’t checked.) The autofocus was struggling and it was handheld. Hence the blur. To be honest, I didn’t really care. It was just this dim, orange disc. So, this is the best, I have. Enjoy.


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New Hampshire 2018 “Lady Slippers” Now At Their Resplendent Best — Pink & Plump.

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All these pictures were taken today, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 — some in the morning, the others in the evening. Same place. A now heavily overgrown, and somewhat steep, West-facing bank about 200-yards from our house. I discovered that it is a haven for Lady Slippers a few years ago. So now I gingerly check every Spring. So the first signs about a week ago. Today they are at their peak. At least 7 or 8 flowers across multiple plants. There could be more. I don’t like to encroach.

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2018 New Hampshire “Lady Slippers” — Now Turning Pink (May 19).

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Five days into my first sighting of 2018 some of the lady slippers are turning pink. This was today, May 19, 2018, around 5pm.

Tonights rain, I think, will help. I think it likes moist, damp conditions.

Difficult to take pictures since they are on a steep bank surrounded by dense vegetation.


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Today’s Sunset In Central New Hampshire, Lakes Region — May 17, 2018.

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Around 8pm in Alton, New Hampshire. We were coming out of an ‘Alton Central School‘ (ACS) Band Concert held at ‘Prospect Mountain High School‘. Pretty spectacular. Had to take some pictures.

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This is the season, in New Hampshire, for memorable sunsets.


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2018 New Hampshire “Lady Slippers” — Still Green.

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I went and checked again today (i.e., May 16) — albeit just 2-days after my first sighting.

Sill green though the buds, of course, are more voluptuous and you can see a hint of pink.

Today, I saw at least three more ‘new’ plants — all smaller than the one pictured. That is good news.

I will go and check again in a few days.


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