White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Out and About, Sandwich, Massachusetts, USA

A warmish, sunny, winter day in the town of Sandwich on Cape Cod. I have always liked the visual of this narrow gray building beside the tracks.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Just a Dusting of Snow, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

The squirrel at left is heading for a drink from the birdbath at right but......

...the red ranger will prevent his visit - that and the fact that the bath is frozen solid. It's a challenge being a squirrel in a New England winter.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

A Winter Walk, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

The rain has passed - the clouds are breaking-up - wind gusts still roil the ocean surface - and just a touch of blue sky peeks through.

A flooded street makes a great reflection.

Trees on the bluff.

A cottage in the woods. I'll forever think of this color as "Priscilla Beach Theatre Red."

An old family home - not mine but someone's.........

A stand of trees in the late afternoon light.

Manomet is a wealth of natural and human-made beauty!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Downtown Plymouth - Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

It is stunningly beautiful out and about in the world today -  a good example of what makes winter such a special season - I whine about the winter cold sometimes but - the quality of afternoon light, the peace and quiet, the beauty of snowfall, it's mighty special around here in winter.

Burial Hill abuts the downtown area and was established in the 1620's as both the location of burials and a fort that overlooked the harbor.

Except for the icy steps, it's a great place for a walk.

The view east over the town looking out to sea.

America's Hometown is a wonder in any season.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Black and White, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

I always enjoy making black and white images. And sometimes a scene in life just calls out to be rendered in black and white. In this case, it's the spooky, squiggly branches of this leafless tree beside a narrow country lane stretching off into the distance. The ocean is through the trees at left but only a local knows that.

Clearly, it's winter time during these images.

A sailboat wintering on jackstands.

A stormy sky and a beautiful view and location.

Snow in the yard.

Gray ice, gray pond, gray day. 

All elements of another beautiful New England winter.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Lobsters, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Downtown Plymouth has an eerie but airy feel in the winter. Parking is free, tourists are mostly gone, it's cold and snowy and icy. At right above, the normally bustling harbor is frozen solid. The Harbormaster office is at center.

The contrast with the bright lobsters is dramatic with the town under a white snow blanket.

Nice place - Plymouth - "America's Hometown."

Saturday, January 13, 2018

High Tide, Low Tide, Ice Tide, White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

It's been bitter cold here recently and as I walked to White Horse Beach, I wondered, why is that tide line so white?

Closer inspection revealed that it's not surf foam, but rather, the residue of frozen ocean from a recent high tide!

It was a foot or so thick in places making an otherworldly appearance.

"Ice Tide" - hmmm? - that could be that name of a band........

Cold or not, White Horse Beach is a beautiful spot on the planet.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Mirbeau, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

A fresh snowfall and a French chateau - what a nice scene.

The architecture makes it feel like I am in France - but it's actually in the Pinehills development just down the road from Manomet in Plymouth. I really like the classy, French-mansion kind of feel to it - but a lot more convenient than having to travel to Europe to be able to see and enjoy it.

It's the Mirbeau and it offers hotel, resort, spa, golf, and dining services.

Last time I visited the Bistro in the fall, they had a great vegan burger with chickpea fries - wicked good*food! Time to go again.......... Amy?

*wicked good is a Boston area expression that means really, really good.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A Dying Pine Forest, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

We have many, many pines in southeast Massachusetts - enough that it normally seems green all year around. I'm not sure what caused this section such trauma but, even in death nature makes the still-standing trunks visually compelling as art. (Photographically, I applied an infrared filter to darken the blue sky and removed all color).

What a cool planet! Definitely one of the favorites I've visited. Whoops - sorry - I wasn't supposed to comment publicly on my interstellar travels.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Christopher Columbus Park, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park is an oasis of space between the City Hall/Faneuil Hall/ Quincy Market/North End areas of downtown that provides a link between those areas and the waterfront.

This walkway/archway through the park provides a nice holiday season feel. The Custom House tower is on the background skyline.

Puddles almost always make for a fun photograph. Ah Boston, a great city to visit any time of the year - whether from near or afar.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

"12 Degrees at Priscilla Beach Theatre," Priscilla Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Sounds like "12 Degrees at Priscilla Beach Theatre" should be the name of a play. But it's not. It was the temperature today after the sun warmed up everything. 

Only a few months until the stage will echo with the sights and sounds of a new performance season.

"The Last Five Years" in May,
"The Drowsy Chaperone" in June,
"Guys and Dolls" in July,
"Bye, Bye, Birdie" in August,
"Damn Yankees" in September, 
"Dames at Sea" in October.

You can contact Priscilla Beach Theatre by phone at 508-224-4888 or online for tickets!  You'll be glad you did. It is extraordinary that we have such a wonderful and magical venue right here in Manomet - your support and attendance are important.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Frozen Salt Water, Plymouth Rock, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

It's frigid cold this day - single digits - nobody out on foot except me. At center above is the granite canopy that marks the location of Plymouth Rock. The area to the right is the frozen sea water of Plymouth Harbor.

Frozen seawater by the Plymouth Rock.

Same thing looking the opposite direction at an empty dock area (Rocky Hill in Manomet is in the background). It's been mighty cold so far this winter.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Pond Art, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

This little pond had a fine thick ice surface suitable for hockey and skating until a few days ago when a half inch of snow fell. The kids this time did not clear a space for hockey so I decided to create some "art" on the clear white surface before the big blizzard hits today. (I use the term "art" loosely). This free form peace sign (using just a snow shovel) turned out better than expected. The conditions of a solid ice base with a shallow coating of snow do not occur often but, next time I'll be ready to sculpt a masterpiece. (And I use the term "masterpiece" very loosely).

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Quincy Market, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The downtown Boston area around Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market are decked out for the holidays.

On this December weekday evening, there weren't very many people out and about.

The Quincy Market, which opened in 1826, offers visitors all manner of food choices.

Snow is conspicuously absent.

The Custom House is in the background.

At nearby City Hall, a small rink affords visitors the opportunity to glide around on the ice.