White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Along the Bluff, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

I don't know what it is but, I am one of those people that just loves to look at the sea, especially from an elevated spot (as opposed to flatland-Florida sort of viewing). These are great places to live along the bluff - if you don't mind that the cliff edge has eroded some distance over the past century and may likely do some more in the future.

The Parker Palace? Yeah, that's a good name.

Sittin' in the arc of the bay (to misquote Otis Reading).

A guardian of the path.

Upended chairs waiting for springtime.

Yep, Manomet is one of the beautiful spots on the planet.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Odds and Ends Downtown, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

We don't have much graffiti in town but, this has been up for quite a while near Burial Hill in downtown Plymouth. I don't understand the sentiment written thereon, "We have to dress like Twitter so they see us."

The Church of the Pilgrimage in Town Square as viewed from Burial Hill. The harbor and bay in the distant background.

A random tree carving. Note the name "Lorax" carved below the mouth. Is this a  Truffala tree perhaps?

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Out and About Downtown, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Just south of downtown Plymouth, a view across a wetland to the harbor/bay area.

In downtown Plymouth, a view of the northern end of Burial Hill. The cemetery was established in the 1600's and serves as the final resting place for some of the founding settlers of the Plymouth Colony.

A view towards downtown and the harbor/bay.

Sunlight on the cupola atop the Mayflower House in downtown.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Out and About, Chiltonville, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Winter calm in the snow-dusted fields of Chiltonville, a village of Plymouth. And yes, I added a texture in post-processing.

A view from the "high ground" overlooking White Horse and Priscilla Beaches. It's been a mild winter so far - most of the remaining snow is in melting plowed piles.

Friday, February 16, 2018

A Wander in the Seaport District, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Old and new in the Boston Fort Point Channel and Seaport districts. An old ship at the Tea Party Museum backed by the modern Intercontinental Hotel.

Fort Point Channel new waterside development underway.

Fancy new buildings in the Seaport district.

We were in the Seaport district to visit the annual Travel Show at the World Trade Center and wandered around the neighborhood on this gray day. Above is Fan Pier and the Harborwalk at left, the main part of downtown at right in the distance.

The closed and rusting Northern Ave bridge.

Under the Seaport Ave bridge.

The Hood milk bottle, long a landmark, is adjacent to the Boston Children's Museum.

Pick a neighborhood and wander - Boston is always a delight.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Three Stops in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

The Spire Center for Performing Arts is in downtown Plymouth in a converted former church built in 1886. The Center is a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 and dedicated to performing arts and educational programs. The 220-seat venue is in the former chapel and retained the arcing church pews as audience seating (though the pews now feature padded seats and backs for customer comfort.) They have a 100-year lease on the town property so expect a long run! They have great shows, a great staff, and a wonderful ambiance. Here's their events calendar.

Just a couple miles outside downtown is the Billington Sea and adjacent Morton Park. I love this scene and it's a popular spot for a picnic lunch - in the summer anyway. (And no, it's not really a "sea" but rather a 270-acre freshwater pond). This was a color picture on a black and white day.

In the center of town amid snow piles and cold, night closes in. Not many folks out and about.

Plymouth is, simply put, a really nice town - pleasant to slowly walk about or drive through day or night, any season, the ocean harbor a city block east, just one traffic signal in downtown, the main street lined with typical small-town businesses - restaurants, realtors, music stores, salons, coffee and snack shops, clothing stores, churches, second-hand shops - a place where regular folks lead regular lives - "America's Hometown" is situated about halfway between the world-class city of Boston to the north and the acclaimed destination of Cape Cod to the south.

It's a great place to call home.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Day of Shadows, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Shortly after sunrise and shadows are from the east-southeast...........

Later, shadows are from the southeast..........

Later still, shadows are from the south-southeast........

Midday, shadows are from the south........

Later still, shadows are from the south-southwest............

And lastly, shadows are from the west-northwest. How can that be? The sun doesn't arc that far at this time of year in this location. True but, the moon does.

This image was made after midnight under full moonlight. I propped the camera on the window sill and held the shutter open for a few seconds. How about that. Never a dull moment in the life of a retiree. (Dull is relative).

Monday, February 12, 2018

Snow Magic, Bartlett Pond, White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

The magical beauty of a freshly fallen snow, untouched, untracked - a clean slate when all things are possible and dreams can come true.

Long shadows, a blanket of snow, and thick pond ice - welcome to winter in New England.

Yes, this is my beach umbrella and it sure is colorful! And yes, it was too cold to be needed at the beach.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Snowfall, Priscilla Beach Theatre, Priscilla Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

The recent snowfall left the red jewel of Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT) shining brightly against a blanket of white. If you haven't made your plans yet, you can contact Priscilla Beach Theatre by phone at 508-224-4888 or online for tickets! You'll be glad you did. The quality of their productions is frankly stunning! A great venue, great casts, great production crew, and great owners/leaders make for an extraordinary live performance experience. Be there!

The upcoming PBT 2018 Season will offer:

"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.

It is amazing that we have such a wonderful and magical venue right here in little Manomet - your support and attendance are important. (And don't forget the full range of other performances in spring, summer, and fall of the separate Children's Workshop program).

And yes, I am clearly biased towards PBT - proudly and joyfully.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Plymouth Waterfront, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

The tide is low revealing the many support legs of the Frazier State Pier at the Plymouth waterfront.

Nearby in the harbor, a clam wind means a calm sea - for a few moments anyway. The distant flat land is Long Beach and the rising landmass at right is the eastern edge of Rocky Hill/Manomet Hill.

A lobster artwork can be used as a three o'clock shadow "sundial" at this time of year.

Up on nearby Cole's Hill, the statue of Native American leader Massasoit stands in silhouette  overlooking the harbor area. Massasoit was the Wampanoag tribe leader who worked with and promoted diplomacy with the English colonists in the 1620's. He signed a treaty of friendship with the English which assured peace at the time.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Random Sights, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Another wild, windy, winter day at White Horse Beach.

Ditto! That's Manomet Hill rising in the background to 395 feet MSL, the highest point around and the highest point in Plymouth County in southeast Massachusetts.

Beautiful winter afternoon lighting on Burial Hill in downtown Plymouth.

A wild animal guarding a beach access path.

More wild animals blending into the background looking for food. I enjoy living in a place where the population density is low enough that wild critters can still roam free - even though the deer are inclined to eat anything green especially garden plants and bushes. It is, after all, their home, too.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

A Sunny Winter Walk, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Today is one of those clear winter days when you can see forever. Well, maybe not forever but, at least I can see buildings in Provincetown on Cape Cod about twenty miles distant across the bay.

Too cold for sitting today but, fine for looking.

A half frozen Rabbit Pond with its leafless winter perimeter.

Ice, ice, and more ice.

A cute face with a bulging jowl hiding in the tree trunk.

I ran into Shadowman and Shadowwoman today, too. The beauty and serenity of a Manomet winter almost outweighs the cold - almost.