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That Tourist Elephants In Thailand Are Suffering Because Of Coronavirus Is Absolute Bloody Poppycock.

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, of course, tourism has been badly hit and coffers are drying up. That we all understand.

But, when it comes to Thailand & elephants we need to factor in some other criteria.

Elephants, in Thailand or anywhere else, are NOT fussy, picky eaters. They do not need grains, elephant food, supplements or anything fancy.

They will just eat foliage. Any foliage. Yes, they will eat lots of it. Yes, LOTS. They will tear down and eat most green or yellow (think banana) foliage that they can get their mighty trunks on.

Yes, I know my elephants. I grew up in Ceylon where we had plenty of wild and domesticated elephants. I know my elephants.

I also spent 3 Summers in Thailand. So, I know Thailand better than most.

Elephants in Thailand cannot BLOODY starve. There is too much food ALL around them. Yes, the Thai will have to manage how the elephants get access to that food.

NO. NO. NO. They should NOT be let FREE! They are domesticated elephants used to being with & around people. You can’t cut them loose. Yes, they can and should be taken to parks, open wilderness that Thailand is (still) full off or vegetation should be shipped to them.

They have the money. They made PLENTY when the tourists were coming.

Plus, Thailand is NOT a poor country. They can well afford to take care of the poor elephants.

OK?

Got that. SMILE.


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SMILE. Early Flowers Spring Flowers From Our Yard — The 1st For 2020.

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Nothing profound. Just flowers to bring a smile to YOUR face.

First Spring flowers in our yard — for 2020. Hopefully many more will follow and I will keep YOU in smiles. Promise.

I like flowers. I also like SMILES. Smile.


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We Still Have Scintillating Fall Foliage In Central New Hampshire — October 26, 2019.

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Some of these are from our yard or from across the road. ALL are within 1/4 mile of the house. The road you see at the bottom (right on top of this) is my personal TREADMILL. I walk it at least ONCE a day everyday. Most days I try to walk it, down and then up, three times. Have walked it five times on occasion.

Expecting rain tomorrow. That will take down many of the leaves. Yes, I noticed bare trees already.

But today, with the sun out, it was scintillating.

Who needs PhotoShop when nature gives you these colors and bright sunlight.


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The Flowers Of Rochester, New Hampshire — September 12, 2019.

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Rochester is always a good hunting grounds for pictures of flowers. Today was no exception. I lucked out. I think I still have at least a month left in terms of being able to snap pretty flowers OUTSIDE before the snow arrives in New Hampshire. So, I am going to make the best of that. Foliage is early this year. Very early. So, with luck I will be able to transition from flowers to foliage. Enjoy.


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Impressive Fall Foliage In Central New Hampshire — October 6, 2017.

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Ditto of yesterday to speak. Again I took all these pictures, close to home, while walking the dogs around 5:15pm, this evening. The difference was that I was on my own and when I got to Prospect Mountain Road, I turned the other way. None, other than the reflection in the puddle, are from our yard!


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More Gloriously Red Fall Foliage From New Hampshire — October 5, 2017.

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Took all these pictures, close to home, when Teischan and I walked the dogs around 5:15pm, this evening. I needed her help because I knew I would be taking a few pictures. A couple are from our yard — in passing. The others are from our road and on Prospect Mountain Road. Maybe tomorrow I can again venture further afield. All UNTOUCHED. Straight out of the camera.


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Gloriously Red Fall Foliage 2017 In New Hampshire — October 4.

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These, alas and alack, are not from our yard. I had to drive about 3 miles to capture these. They were all in one ‘wet area’ grove. I hadn’t been past there in a year BUT had a hunch. It paid out. The sun was setting and hitting the foliage nearly horizontally. Plus, I used the ‘High Dynamic Range’ setting on my Sony a7 II to get the maximum color saturation. Mainly reds. Not that much orange — at least not yet. Enjoy.


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