The Drepung Gomang monks created a peace mandala which was dismantled with a closing ceremony held at Mariposa Museum in Peterbrough, NH. The colored sands were swept up to symbolize the impermanence of all that exists. A portion of the sand was given to the guests and the remainder carried in a procession by the monks to the conjunction of the Contoocook and Nubanusit River, where it was ceremonially poured to disperse the healing energies of the mandala throughout the world.
I was pleased to see this bed of tulips looked so healthy. It is not the case in my garden. After a mild winter, my daffodils and daylilies sprouted a bit early. Around Easter the daffodils had well developed flower buds, just on the verge of opening.Then we got an unseasonably cold evening in the low teens. The plants went limp, not dead but hurting. Even the daylilies which are as strong as iron show signs of yellowing.
I’m not sure if any damage was inflicted on my Star Magnolia flower buds, but hopefully not. There is just no way to depend on New England weather.
The proposed date for the New Hampshire Presidential Primary is February 9, 2016. One of the most popular photo-ops for many candidates (Obama and Rudy Giliani stopped in 2007) is the Peterboro Diner in Peterborough, NH.
In 2016, Rand Paul and Rick Perry made an appearance. I’m sure others were here or will be.
Happy 2016 everyone . I spent New Years Eve with friends with food and music. On New Years Eve I took the opportunity to see how the Labyrinth was constructed on the floor of the Peterborough Town House. It takes at least 12 people 4 hours to create the pattern in black vinyl tape
I traveled to see Candidate Lindsey Graham at a town meeting in Peterborough on a Saturday in October. I’m not a supporter but I never miss the chance to “meet the candidates” in an election year. I assumed the meeting was to be held in the town hall, but the doors were locked. The actual event was held in the Library. Apparently a sitting senator can not draw the crowd that a Reality Show buffoon can.
Not wanting to waste the trip I walked around and took some photos. This one seems to fit one of teh G+ photo themes #WayWednesday.