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“Lady Slippers”, New Hampshire, 2020 — At Their Luscious Best.

by Anura Guruge


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They are at their best. I also found two totally new plants — meaning in a place where I have never seen them before. About 1.5-miles away from ‘MY’ site. That was cool. Made me happy. Made me SMILE. I hope it makes you smile too. SMILE.


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New Hampshire “Lady Slippers” 2020 — In All Their GLORY.

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Shot at NIGHT.


Pictures taken today, Friday, May 22 & last night. The purplish color at night is from my artificial lighting — i.e., the LED headlights I wear on my head.

A second batch of three have started to flower. So, this morning I had 6 flowers rather than three. Still less than in prior years.

Enjoy.


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New Hampshire “Lady Slippers” 2020 — Starting To Turn Pink.

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As promised I have been checking on them daily. Today, for the first time, I could see the pink. Still quite faint.

I am sure the color will kick-in, fast, over the next few days.

I will take pictures, promise.

I go by everyday and invariably have a phone/camera with I.

These are the only ones I have seen so far in 2020.


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“Lady Slippers”, 2020, New Hampshire, — Still Green.

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Kind of pre-bloom.

Very green.

But, I now know where to look. Have been keeping an eye for the last few days.

First time I spotted the blooms. 

I go by ‘here’ at least twice a day. SMILE.


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2020 Spring Equinox In New Hampshire: Thursday, March 19 at 11:49 pm (Eastern); 03:49 Greenwich.

by Anura Guruge


Happy Spring Equinox 2020.

[It is also called the Vernal Equinox
— that being the Latin for ‘Spring’.]

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I also share with you “Spring“.

Please enjoy.


Sunrise/Sunset for New Hampshire as of the
2020 Spring Equinox.

Notice that it is NOT EXACTLY 12 hours of sunlight on the Equinox.
That is mainly because we are so good at measuring time.
It has to do with the so called precession of the Earth’s axis.
Our rotation WOBBLES like a spinning top.

From, of course (where else), ‘timeanddate.com‘.

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Yes, we are USED to the Spring Equinox being on March 20 (or 21).

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This is the earliest it has been in the US in 124 years.

The key here, however, is ‘US’. It is still March 20 in Greenwich — and to us astronomers that is good enough.

Rather convoluted explanation as to why it is this early. If you really want to know, here is a link.

But note, it will again be March 19 — in the US — in 4-years. Yes, that it is also a LEAP YEAR does have a bearing.


As is my custom let me also please share some
catching ‘Allegories of Spring’.

 

 


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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.

Enjoy.


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2019 Spring Equinox In New Hampshire: Wednesday, March 20 at 5:58 pm (Eastern); 21:58 Greenwich.

by Anura Guruge


Happy Spring Equinox 2019.

[It is also called the Vernal Equinox
— that being the Latin for ‘Spring’.]

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I also share with you “Spring“.

Please enjoy.


Sunrise/Sunset for New Hampshire as of the
2019 Spring Equinox.

Notice that it is NOT EXACTLY 12 hours of sunlight on the Equinox.
That is mainly because we are so good at measuring time.
It has to do with the so called precession of the Earth’s axis.
Our rotation WOBBLES like a spinning top.

From, of course (where else), ‘timeanddate.com‘.

Click to ENLARGE and view here.
Use link below for original.

Click here for the ‘timeanddate.com’ original.


As is my custom let me also please share some
catching ‘Allegories of Spring’.


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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.

So, enjoy.


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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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