Saturday, December 10, 2016

Look What I Saw at the Green Center


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Only two weeks until Christmas, but the good news is that the Green Center will be open next weekend, Dec 17th from 9AM - 12 Noon for your last minute shopping needs. We are overloaded with Christmas ornaments so stop by. 

Two plastic lobsters battle for shelf space

John Weber models men's fashions. The shirt, sweater and jacket all came from the Green Center. He found the hat on the trail while climbing Mount Monadnock

I think this might be a hippotamus, who knows

I encountered Sherlock Holmes

The Kodak Disc 4000

I had a collection of these books as a teenager. Check for your favorite artist

This has been here for a while, anyone need a wheelchair?

More than enough Christmas stockings

Everybody needs a Christmas sweater

Plenty of snowmen. This one can be hung on the wall

Festive vase

Animated dogs, what fun

Twins

This is a question I still ask myself

How about this for New Year's Eve?

Or maybe a gold jacket






Friday, December 9, 2016

Lunch at Frazer's Place


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I had an appointment for a hearing test at the VA Hospital in White River Junction in Vermont which turned into quite a pleasant drive through the hills of Vermont. There were snow showers in the hills and mountains and the sky was filled with interesting clouds and light. This could have been a photographic adventure if not for a tight schedule.

This blog was created to feature "Things I Have Seen" and I'll admit that I've seen many burgers and fries. What I haven't seen is dollar bills made into shirts.

They had Christmas trees for sale too. It was one stop shopping.


This is not the best food photo, I forgot to disable the light on the phone. I couldn't wait for the photo, so I took a bite. Good burger with bacon, sliced onion. tomato and cheddar (not american) cheese. After all I was in Vermont.
A guy at the counter was folding bills into shirts. I have never seen this before and I've seen a lot of stuff. Nice idea for Christmas stocking stuffers


Clever isn't it?



Saturday, December 3, 2016

Look What I Saw at the Green Center


"Every Saturday is like black Friday at the Green Center"

The Green Center will be open on Saturday, Dec 10th and 17th, 2016  from 9AM till noon. We have a large selection of Christmas items and plenty of greeting cards.


Play your Christmas cassettes on this Sanyo player

Boxes of hairnets for food workers. The handcuffs have been taken

Remember fiber optic lamps? We have one

Forget USB thumb drives, back up your valuable files on floppy disks. Each disk can hold a whopping 1.44 million bytes of data.

Elves want warm feet

Serve your egg drop soup in this bowl

We have ornaments galore

We are overloaded with garment bags, you take one but don't bring one

Portion control. An insert has separate compartments for each fookd item
Gheorghe Zamfir, master of the Romanian Pan Flute



Afternoon Walk


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I was one of the people who could not understand why cameras were added to cell phones. I thought it was silly that anyone would use a low resolution camera when so many affordable point-and-shoot were available.  I was of the belief that a phone had a single purpose, to make and receive calls.

That all changed with the smart phones, the camera quality is better than my earliest DSLR without the weight and price tag. The greatest advantage is that the phone is almost always available. If you take photos, it is important that you always have a camera. One morning while walking  I spotted a moose standing in the middle of the road knowing full well that my nice camera was sitting at home on a shelf, what a ridiculous place for it to be.

Theere is nothing profound about this blog, my plans for it are a way to share snapshots of life. Most (but not all) of the photos will be taken with my smart phone. Happy clicking!

I agree with the premise that you should clean up after your dog, but I can imagine why your mother had done it in the past. Uusally this sign is posted in the workplace kitchen area, albeit not about dogs. Maybe that is why I have a cat.

This is a nice sign that happens to be completely inaccurate. Taylor Road is the turn to the left of Fox Farm Road. Every so often I have to help out motorists.
This is the most common roadside sight in New Ipswich. They should read the first sign in this posting about your mother not picking up after you. Lately this person has switched over to Coors Light, another tasteless beer.

This is one solution I suppose for the litter.




Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Tomatoes for 2016


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I only had time to set three more tomato plants yesterday. Removing the witch grass was time consuming as well as my job duties. Hopefully I finish with the 6 remaining plants today.

Six plants set, six more to go

Tomato, Premio F1

Tomato, New Girl

Tomato, Juliet




Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Poltrack Garden 2016


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Each gardening season I tell myself that I am going to keep a detailed journal about the plantings, the location, what worked and what failed. I've tried written notes, spreadsheets, calendar notes and even a web page.

This year I'm going to keep it simple and track the progress using this blog, my smartphone and camera. Google makes it easy because the photos are automatically uploaded and can be easily added to this blog. The more this is automated, the more likely I will keep it up to date.

I've grew some peppers and tomatoes from seed but I was very pleased to discover that Amazing Flower Farm offered six packs with different varieties. Three six packs gave me 12 different types of tomatoes and 6 different type of peppers. It will be fun seeing what ripens first.

Memorial Day is usually the ideal time to put out the warm weather plants, My snap peas are already well established. I spent a good amount of time digging up witch grass and attempting to start the Mantis Tiller to no avail.

I'll keep it simple by hashtagging each garden post with #PoltrackGarden. Meet the players for this year's garden:

Snap Peas  are doing quite well. This year I've located them near the raised bed. I need to sdo some weeding.

Raised Bed on East Side

Sweet Pepper, Antohi Romanian

Sweet Pepper, Chocolate

Sweet Pepper, Gourmet

Sweet Pepper, Lipstick

Sweet Pepper, Pnot Noir

Sweet Pepper, Round of Hungary

Front Row near Cactus Bed

Tomato, Big Beef

Tomato, Estiva

Tomato, Jetstar F1




Saturday, May 21, 2016

Look What I Saw at the Green Center


It was a slow day at the green center today, there were too many competing yard sales and other events, so the usual torrent of donations was a mere trickle.

Upton Sinclair described the novel as "one of the half-dozen greatest novels of the world," and remarked that Hugo set forth the purpose of Les Misérables in the Preface:[3]
So long as there shall exist, by reason of law and custom, a social condemnation, which, in the face of civilization, artificially creates hells on earth, and complicates a destiny that is divine with human fatality; so long as the three problems of the age—the degradation of man by poverty, the ruin of women by starvation, and the dwarfing of childhood by physical and spiritual night—are not solved; so long as, in certain regions, social asphyxia shall be possible; in other words, and from a yet more extended point of view, so long as ignorance and misery remain on earth, books like this cannot be useless.

English Dart Board - The real deal in excellent condition

Keepsake from Greece

Patriotic stuff from China

Just in time for vacation

Patron needs saving

Make a huge meal of spaghetti sauce

Play the video