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Feeding Seagulls — Permitted At ‘Hampton Beach’, New Hampshire.

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Despite the far from amenable weather, we went to ‘Hampton Beach‘, yesterday, for Mother’s Day — and as is our new wont had a lunch (and a very good one at that (as we knew would be the case)) at ‘Jumpin’ Jack Java‘. Then, we promenaded the ‘boulevard’. On the way back we saw a number of people casually feeding the seagulls. I had to stop and take some pictures.

But, that got me wondering.

Folks feeding seagulls at a public beach. That can’t be kosher.

So, at the next notice board I stopped to read it to see if there were any signs that said ‘No Feeding The Seagull‘. Nada. No signs.

We were walking by the ‘Chamber of Commerce’ office and stopped to inquire.

NO LAWS about feeding seagulls.

I guess this is ‘Live Free, Or Die‘ New Hampshire.

When I got home, I, of course, Googled. I was shocked. Being able to feed seagulls with impunity is quite common in the U.S. of A. WOW. I never realized.

I would have thought that feeding seagulls was a really bad idea. You are making associate humans with food. And I have seen seagulls attack humans. 45-years ago, on Mumbles Beach, near Swansea, in Wales, I had a seagull brazingly dive in and steal my piece of fried cod from the ‘fish-and-chips’ I had just purchased. I was not a happy camper.

I need to keep an eye on this. I am fairly sure that seagulls can be a real nuisance once them get used to too much human dependance. I will also have to check what the story is at other places — like Acadia. So, stay tuned.

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Teischan’s Father’s Day 2018 Handcrafted Art.

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This, as was her 2018 Mother’s Day art was done by her on cardboard. She continues with the somewhat Indian-influenced, symmetrical patterns. I like it. Pretty elaborate. Our big problem is we are running out of wall space for all her art! It would be churlish not to display it, but we just don’t have any room.

Would appear she did all of this in a couple of hours.


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Mother’s Day, 2018 Flowers At Giuseppe’s Pizzeria In Meredith, New Hampshire.

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We go to the ‘Squam Lake Science Center‘ through Meredith — and also come back that way. So, today it kind of made sense for us to stop at Giuseppe’s Pizzeria for dinner given that it is one of our perennial favorites. Our second Sunday in a ROW at Giuseppe’s and we are NOT complaining. It was, as ever, good.

They had a lot of flowers out for Mother’s Day. I took a few pictures which I wanted to share with YOU.


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Flowers Of ‘Squam Lake Science Center’, New Hampshire — Mother’s Day, 2018.

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Mother’s Day 2018, up here in New Hampshire, was really like the first day of Spring after what has been a chilly start. But, Mother’s Day proved to be exceptional.

Part of the reason of going to the ‘Squam Lake Science Center‘ was to see what flowers they had in bloom at their ‘Kirkwood Gardens’. It was definitely not in full swing but they had more flowers than we had expected. So, that was a bonus. About 98% of what is shown above were from the ‘Kirkwood Gardens’


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Teischan’s Mother’s Day 2018 Hand Drawn Art.

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Hand painted on cardboard.

These symmetrical patterns are her latest motif. Kind of Indian. We now have them in various forms all over the place — including on some doors.

She did all of this, from scratch, on Saturday — yes, the day before. She likes hard deadlines (like somebody else in the family). Took her about 6 solid hours!


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