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Happy New Year 2016

Post by garina do mar on Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:05 pm

In some places it has already started

http://observador.pt/2015/12/31/ja-ha-esteja-2016-veja-festejaram/ (click and then click on the photo(s) to see more)

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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by garina do mar on Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:17 pm

An odd thing. Taken from the Portuguese astronomic observatory:

"2015 ends today, December 31, at 11:59 pm, 59 (9) s. However, at that time the Earth will not have completed the translation in the Sun. There are two distinct definitions.

The average length of the Gregorian Year (used calendar) is 365 d 5:49:12 = 365.24250 days.

Another temporal length used is the Earth's orbital period, the average interval of time the Earth takes to complete its elliptical orbit the Sun. Its duration is 365 d 9 m 9 6:00, 8s = 365.2563630 days. There are over 20 m than the Gregorian Year or Civil.

Thus, when this night change the year still miss 20 min for the Earth to complete its orbit the Sun. So, when to celebrate the new year? At the Gregorian midnight or at orbit midnight 20 minutes later?"

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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by Bisky on Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:46 pm

Very interesting. Why not celebrate both?  The glass of champaign from Gregorian midnight will probably be ready for a refill when the orbit midnight occurs. whistle
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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by garina do mar on Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:57 pm

Bisky wrote:Very interesting. Why not celebrate both?  The glass of champaign from Gregorian midnight will probably be ready for a refill when the orbit midnight occurs. whistle
Good idea

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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by Ricky on Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:07 pm

I want to wish all of you a happy, healthy and successful New Year!! cheers
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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by Bisky on Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:47 pm

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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by garina do mar on Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:59 pm

Happy new year Estonia!

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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by garina do mar on Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:09 am

There were fireworks in Kasmu but they weren't visible on the cam. Only some more light





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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by garina do mar on Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:11 am

But in the end







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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by AllyKass on Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:20 am

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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by Ricky on Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:26 am

We will have very little fireworks this year... We have had hardly any rain/snow for 2,5 months, so everything is totally dry - due to the high fire danger there are major restrictions re fireworks.
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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by garina do mar on Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:31 am

Ricky wrote:We will have very little fireworks this year... We have had hardly any rain/snow for 2,5 months, so everything is totally dry - due to the high fire danger there are major restrictions re fireworks.

That's wise. But it's a pity. I love fireworks Smile

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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by garina do mar on Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:00 am

Happy new year Austria, Hungary and Netherlands


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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by Ricky on Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:56 am

Thanks! Same to you!
We had less than 5% of the usual fireworks...
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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by garina do mar on Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:16 am

Ricky wrote:We had less than 5% of the usual fireworks...

I saw some in Lienz cam (but not too much...)

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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by garina do mar on Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:19 am

In Madeira it's allways beautiful! I have to go there one of these next years









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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by Bisky on Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:41 am

Wow, the fireworks in Madeira look spectacular! cheers
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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by garina do mar on Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:43 am

Bisky wrote:Wow, the fireworks in Madeira look spectacular! cheers
They are amazing every year. I think last year they were in Guiness Book.
I must go there one of these years

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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by garina do mar on Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:58 am

Have a Happy New Year Bisky and Deb
(sorry I won't be awake at your time)


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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by Bisky on Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:29 am

Thank you!  I suspect that I might also be asleep by midnight where I am (and I am positive that I will be by the time midnight reaches Deb two hours later).

 
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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by ergee on Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:45 pm



It feels good to read all your New Year Wishes....

but this year started very bad here:

On New Year's day Donna passed away...
Thank God her bosses were with her and as they noticed that Donna
wanted to go outside but could not get there they helped her but she could not walk so they brought her back into her own corner in the room.
She was breathing a bit fast but nothing special was
noticed. After about an hour it calmed down a bit but was not normal. Visitors came in with children to get the New Year sweeties..but Donna did not look or bark...nothing. The visitors understood the
tragedy..they are neighbours and knew Donna very well and they left at once now.
So they at once called the vet who arrived about 5 minutes later. He controlled Donna and told them
she has a heart attack: the heart could not pump the blood through her body any longer.
The gums in her mouth were almost white and even the eyes had no reaction when he controlled the pupils.
The vet could not do anything but give her an injection to prevent to feel anxious or have pain.
About ten minutes later Donna passed away, very peacefully at about 2 o' clock in the afternoon
of the 1 st January 2016, at the age of 10 years and 2 months.
A Berner Sennenhund mostly lives not much longer....

     


Both pictures I made in the last week of December.
Christmas I was there when H and M left for a visit.  Donna was lovely, as always..Polle too!
He was there when Donna died and he seems to understand what happened...All love is for him
now, he is 14 and a half year old now. Mr. Polle..
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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by garina do mar on Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:05 pm

I'm so sorry. It's allways sad when these friends go away.
A big Ergee. And have a nice year in spite of this sad start

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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by Ophiophagus on Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:27 pm

garina do mar wrote:An odd thing. Taken from the Portuguese astronomic observatory:

"2015 ends today, December 31, at 11:59 pm, 59 (9) s. However, at that time the Earth will not have completed the translation in the Sun. There are two distinct definitions.

The average length of the Gregorian Year (used calendar) is 365 d 5:49:12 = 365.24250 days.

Another temporal length used is the Earth's orbital period, the average interval of time the Earth takes to complete its elliptical orbit the Sun. Its duration is 365 d 9 m 9 6:00, 8s = 365.2563630 days. There are over 20 m than the Gregorian Year or Civil.

Thus, when this night change the year still miss 20 min for the Earth to complete its orbit the Sun. So, when to celebrate the new year? At the Gregorian midnight or at orbit midnight 20 minutes later?"
The soldiers solved this problem simply at us. The commander's clock shows the accurate time always. So .... when the commander opens champagne. there is midnight then!! Laughing
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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by Ophiophagus on Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:33 pm

ergee wrote:.......
On New Year's day Donna passed away...
.........
Rolling Eyes This year is beginning badly.....
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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by garina do mar on Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:37 pm

Ophiophagus wrote:
The soldiers solved this problem simply at us. The commander's clock shows the accurate time always. So .... when the commander opens champagne. there is midnight then!! Laughing
lol! lol! lol!

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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by Ricky on Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:19 pm

Ergee, I feel sorry to hear this sad news
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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by ergee on Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:06 pm

Thank you Ricky!
Donna's  death changes soo much for her bosses and
in my life there are also less "things to do" now.
And I'll miss the healthy meadows and good air and silence over there.

But Polle is still there...and needs food and comfort when his
bosses are not at home for longer periods.
He can go outside when they are not there but he cannot
enter his home:  because of the dead and half dead birds
and mice he would bring into the rooms with him.

Years ago they found wounded mice on a bed and under
a cupboard !

And there is an enormous difference between a Berner Senn
and a cat..and even between the members of a  Berner Sennenhund- family!

We will have to learn a lot.  Probably there will not be an other dog
soon.
There is less time to teach a young dog all the things he has to learn at the moment:maybe in a year. And old Mr. Polle could get problems with a young puppy!

Wait and see..that is what we will have to do.

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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by AllyKass on Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:46 pm

oh, ergee, so sorry, you have so bad times. be strong!  

and i thank donna, that she gave nice stories for you to tell us!
i send long caress to polle, too!
(but...i think, you need to do little donna polle book....these simpel stories will be great!)
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Re: Happy New Year 2016

Post by Bisky on Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:13 pm

What sad, sad news.

I will always have a warm spot in my heart for a dog I have never met because of your wonderful stories and pictures.  It is hard to lose a special friend, whether human or animal, but you have such lovely memories of Donna to remember.
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