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We Still Have Great Fall Foliage In Central New Hampshire — October 18, 2020.

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Not unusual. It is still, kind of, mid-October. It has, however, been a LONG foliage season — NOT that I am complaining. I am amazed by the amount of color. To begin with there was a noticeable shortage of yellow. It was all red. Now we have a surfeit. Beautiful to walk through. I am now heading north (actually north east) to Maine. Not sure what I will find there. But, I will, of course, share with you when I get back.


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Some Yellows Of The New Hampshire’s 2017 Fall Foliage — October 24.

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The reds, as you have seen, stole the show when it came to the New Hampshire 2017 Fall Foliage — one of the better ones of late. But, the yellows are standing out of late. I took these all in Alton and some are indeed from our yard. I took these just ahead of the rain. We probably lost a lot of leaves, of all colors, to the rain — which was hard at times.


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Orange ‘Star’ Over New Hampshire, June – July 2016, Is Actually Mars — Saturn & Jupiter In Conjunction.

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Hard to miss the distinctly orange orb, that is Mars, if you go out around 9 – 10pm. Saturn, Mars & Jupiter are in a straight line (as they should be, this the so called ‘ecliptic‘). Jupiter could be below the tree line — especially as it gets later. 


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New Hampshire Foliage 2015 — It Is Yellow & Amber All Over.


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Just two days ago I did a post on the sea of yellow and amber in which we are currently living — with no complaints, of course. Yesterday, on my run, I couldn’t but help notice that it was as beautiful as ever and that I should take more pictures to capture the spirit. So on Thursday morning, on my run, I took along Teischan’s (latest) $80 ‘beat-up’ 12MP Samsung TL205.

So here are more pictures. Enjoy.


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Taken in Alton, on Thursday, November 5, 2015
on Prospect Mountain Road — on my run.








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New Hampshire Foliage 2015 — Living In A Sea Of Yellow/Amber.


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The Fall Foliage 2015 in New Hampshire as I shared with you in numerous picture-studded posts was quite amazingly spectacular. Colors Gone Wild! It was a memorable year for vivid reds. Most agreed that it was one of the best years for foliage in a long time.

Well, though foliage is said to have peaked we, in the Lakes, are still drowning, daily, with delight, in color. Mainly yellows, oranges and amber. I can’t remember ever seeing this much YELLOW. Wow. Some of the country roads that I drive through are BUT tunnels of yellow. I took all the pictures below, on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, within a few hundred yards of the house — many from our yard. This is our view. It is amazing. I wanted to share it with YOU.


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Taken in Alton, on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.








Taken with my brand new Sony RX100 II.


“Road Hard” — Depiction Of Lovely New Hampshire & Vermont Shameful!

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Note that it was all filmed in California.
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We watched this on Amazon Prime the last couple of nights. I liked it. It was funnier and more poignant than the reviews give it credit.

Having spent a LOT of my life, on the road, doing seminars (which, in my case in particular, were basically long, very long, comedy routines (without nay bad language)), I could relate to this. I was even familiar with some of the situations portrayed.

I liked that New Hampshire and then Vermont were introduced as out-of-the-way places. Essentially as far as you can get from California without actually mentioning Maine. That they even had a couple of gags about New Hampshire not having any comedy clubs was cute.

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What a REAL New Hampshire country store looks like. The iconic, yellow one in Center Harbor.

What I did not like — actually what I object to — is that they FILMED the New Hampshire, and for that matter the Vermont segment, in California. They tried to throw in some trees, greenery and lakes BUT it looked so, so fake. The purported house in New Hampshire didn’t look like anything you would find in New Hampshire and the town name was fake. The FUNNIEST was the country store they showed. Wow. Talk about being UP SCALE. You wouldn’t find anything that fancy — not even in Bar Harbor (and that is in Maine). I resent that.

And the College in Vermont. New England Colleges, by and large, do not have Spanish architectural overtones.

Yes, I realize that they were making this low-budget movie on the cheap, using crowd funding, but this was poor.


Yellow Moon Over Merrymeeting River, Alton, NH — 4th of July 2015.

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I took this picture, at Deanna’s behest, with my Canon T3i, at 10:45 pm, 4th of July, off Route 28, in Alton, New Hampshire (right off the ‘Circle’) coming back from the Wolfeboro concert & fireworks.

That is Merrymeeting River or Swamp. Not the lake. Lake is much further away in New Durham.

I think the yellowness had to do with the smoke from all of the 4th of July fireworks.

Another picture taken, roughly from the same place, in April 2015, Easter Sunday, when the river was partially frozen.


Reasons 101 To 105 Of The 1,001 Reasons I Really, Really HATE DirecTV.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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#101. So this afternoon, for the first time, I lost my satellite signal because of inclement weather. I get a cryptic message along the lines ‘signal from Sat. 2 lost …’ press for more info. I do that. It did NOT tell me that I should look out of the window to see if the failure was due to bad weather! Nw I have been liberal in my use of accusing DirecTV of being stupid, but this takes the cake. The main reason I am going to lose my signal is because of cloud cover or snow on the dish. That DirecTV does not address this just proves my case that they are stupid.

#102. Of late, each time I change channels I get this annoying black message bar at the bottom of the screen to tell me that I can hit the record button to record that show. Yes, I fully appreciate by now that DirecTV is targeted at the ‘technologically unsophisticated‘ would get this message after they have seen it 500 times, PLUS it isn’t that profound. To record a show you hit the record button. Most DirecTV customers should be able to work this out after 3 weeks. The bloody bar is annoying because it obscures the news ticker on Channel 202. So today I missed an item and had to rewind the damn thing to read it.

#103. Decided to download the DirecTV android APP on to out two (2) Google Nexus 7 pads. So I go to the Google Play APP store. There are 2 DirecTV apps and one for DirecTV Genie. Of the two DirecTV apps, one says ‘tablet’. That is what we have. An Android tablet — the quintessential Android tablet at that, made for Google and running the latest Android OS. So I go to download the tablet app. Says the Google Next 7 is not supported! Ah! Yes, I could down load the other (phone) APP. Stupid.

#104. The LIVE TV guide in the DirecTV App (#103) does not show you the channel numbers. Just the names of the show. I need channel numbers. Plus I can’t find the movie channels on the LIVE TV part! Not good. The usual DirecTV stupidity and incompetence.

#105. So far, and I have only spent a few minutes playing with it,  the MOVIE section of DirecTV App (#103 & #104) only appears to show me pay-for-view movies. I am sure I haven’t found the others. But it shouldn’t be that hard.


Reasons 96 To 100 Of The 1,001 Reasons I Really, Really HATE DirecTV.

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#96. The erratic volume levels that I mentioned in #46 drive me nuts. I had been watching a recorded documentary: “The King’s Speech: Revealed”. I don’t think it was HD. Downstairs on the Genie, with my Philips Dolby sound bar, the volume was ‘OK’, probably because I had it cranked up high. Yesterday morning I wanted to finish watching it upstairs via the Genie Mini and the 27″ Philips HD TV. There was hardly any volume. I had to crank up the TV’s volume to MAX to be able to hear anything!

#97. By coincidence had another volume event downstairs last night. We had been watching “New Year’s Eve” (which was quite good). It was in HD and I had the volume to a level that was comfortable. When the movie was done, I hit stop … and that brought up CNN. The CNN volume (also in HD) was at least twice as loud! I had to scramble for the audio remote to turn down the volume before it woke up the neighbours.

#98. By happenchance I happened to see a DirecTV information clip (and I am not sure how it came up) on how to set the FAVORITES. It is by no way intuitive. No wonder I had struggled to set it up. It really would have been nice if DirecTV gave you a small printed booklet with how to setup all these functions.

#99. Both remotes are possessed. Typically when we go down to watch TV I am a few minutes ahead of Deanna and I turn on the TV & Genie while Deanna settles down. Last night she was already seated next to me when I turned on the TV & Genie. And this was to be a 4-minute wait event. She could not believe it. I showed her how all the buttons were dead. She was amazed. Then about 4 minutes into it everything starts working.

#100. The upstairs remote, for the Genie Mini, is definitely on the blink. More often than not I have to hit a button TWICE before it does anything. Just a few minutes ago, when I tried to turn it off … the volume bar came up, as if I had hit the volume button rather than OFF! Second time — it worked. Very annoying.


Reasons 91 To 95 Of The 1,001 Reasons I Really, Really HATE DirecTV.

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#91. The ‘LIST’ (i.e., list of recorded programs) does NOT have an option where with one click I can check what I have scheduled to be recorded. That is so, so stupid — but so, so DirecTV in that I am now more convinced than ever that DirecTV is targeted at technologically unsophisticated users. On DISH you had the ‘Scheduled’ button right there. I want to see both — what is already recorded and what is in the queue to be recorded. To get to the ‘To Do List’ requires about 5 other clicks. Stupid.

#92. Yesterday I discovered the second ‘only half recorded’ movie. Not good. So had to delete it and schedule it to be taped again.

#93. Monday night while I was browsing SHOWTIME on Demand I suddenly get a message saying my Internet connection was down. Now I had been checkin HBO on Demand and STARZ on Demand previously. So basically it lost the Wi-Fi connection in mid-stream. It took me close to 30 minutes to reestablish the connection! Wow. Wow. Wow. It should just reconnect automatically — but this is DirecTV, the domain of the brain dead.

#94. So after I establish the Wi-Fi connection, out of curiosity I run the diagnostic tests. It says that 2 tests failed. The first error message is that it could not establish a dial-up connection. I kid you not. Could not establish a dial-up connection. I am so f*ing glad that it couldn’t. I don’t have a bloody dial-up connection. QED. DirecTV is meant for the technologically crippled.

#95. So, #94 above, while it says that my Interest connection test failed, I hit the dash key, yes, the dash key … “-” … which is supposed to be the way to quickly check Internet connection and it says that I have an Internet connection. Again, ditto. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. But, to make sure I selected OnDemand. No problem. I got a list of movies. This is like a bloody joke. DirecTV is so stupid.


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