Sunday, October 30, 2016

New Ipswich Sunrise

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My usual morning routine is to grab a cup of coffee and sit myself in front of the computer for a while.  On Saturday my wife told me to look outside. I almost missed this wonderful sunrise. Just as a extra, there was a rainbow in the west. The light changes quickly and no photograph can do it justice. Isn't nature amazing?

Great colors as the sun was arising

And in the west a double rainbow

Strange Light made leaves more colorful

Looking East

Morning Light, Autumn is great

Graveside Manor 2016

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Once again the Thomas Family is sponsoring Graveside Manor a haunted house experience at 13 Foxboro Street in Nashua, NH. They have great props and it is genuinely disturbing to visit. Admission is free but donations are accepted for the local chapter of  the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Graveside Manor will be open from 6 - 9 PM on Sunday the 30th and Monday the 31st (weather permitting). Please visit their Facebook Page for more information.

Graveside Manor is located at 13 Foxboro Street in Nashua, NH
Open 6
Cheery Fellow

Snacking on a brain


Ghostly scene



Hanging around

Mother and baby

Disturbingly realistic (and it moves)

Donate when you visit

Monday, October 24, 2016

My dog ate my ballot

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This presidential election has not been kind to my blood pressure. I find myself ranting at the television, but unable to just turn it off. I needed a break from this, I needed a bit of humor. My family provided some levity with a true story.

My niece lives in Colorado, one of the states that allows early voting. She obtained her ballot but ran into a bit of difficulty when she was ready to fill it out.

Copper is usually unconcerned about politics but not this year
My dog ate my ballot
She was able to get a replacement ballot but it was not easy. When I learn of that story I'll update this posting.

Random Shots - Gibby Lash

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You can hear your partner talk while the music is play'n!

Life magazine was a photojournalism magazine that ran weekly from 1883 to 1972 and monthly from 1978 to 2002. My favorite section of the magazine was named Parting Shots which usually featured humorous or unusual photos. Since I have a number of my own photos which don't seem to fit a distinct category, I've decided to add a new theme to this blog named Random Shots. It seems fitting that the first one features a trick shooter.

I saw this flyer nailed on a telephone pole in Ashby, MA. I'm a fan of Polka Music so I looked for a video. Little did I realize that he had another talent, blasting apart baseballs while playing the harmonica. I need to see this guy in action.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Look What I Saw at the Green Center - Halloween Edition

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Look no further than the Green Center for all your Halloween decorations and costumes.

Dress up in flowing white or clown around with a tie and vest

Parker with a rainbow of color

There are many styles of wigs

One ugly face


The seasonal section has just what you need

A touch of Autumn

Whatever this is


This hat has gone out and returned multiple times, a popular accoutrement for formal events

Whatever this is

Monday, October 17, 2016

Pumpkin Regatta

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Curcubita maxima is a variety of squash that can exceed 2000 pounds. Every Autumn the New Hampshire town of Goffstown sponsors a Pumpkin Regatta featuring a race of the giant gourds in the Piscataquog River Reservoir in the center of town.

The festivities start with a pumpkin weigh off for the state championship. There is a drop of a giant gourd from 70 feet into a swimming pool, a road race, firing apples from sling shots and as a finale a race of the giant pumpkins piloted by folks in costumes. This year the theme was superheroes.

Students from Emerson College are making a documentary about the Regatta, more photos can be seen on their Facebook Page
Catwoman prowls the reservoir

Each pumpkin is numbered in a raffle, the first one to cross the finish line was supposed to be the winner. However the drought has slowed the current so a boat assist was required to herd them over the line.

Film Crew

We have a winner, over $1000

Sound crew and drone operator for the documentary

Boo! Target for apples by slingshots

This pooch was not watching the festivities

The race is on

Battling for first place

Taking the early lead


Sponsored by various groups

Look it's ANTMAN

Crowd gets splashed too

The Hulk

Doctor DOOM

It was a warm day, everyone gets wet


Eyes in the sky over the event