White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Persephone's Daughters, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Persephone's Daughters held their Spring Concert at the First Parish Church in downtown Plymouth recently. They perform two major concerts each year. Charitable proceeds go to organizations that foster healing, world peace, and social justice.

It is always wonderful to hear a group of voices raised in song in the acoustic delight of a church. The group is directed by Lynne Wilkinson. ​

"Since 2000, Persephone's Daughters has been performing heartfelt song while building a strong community of women and supporting social justice causes. Our music is taught in the oral tradition, making it accessible to those who consider themselves singers as well as non-singers. We welcome new voices at the beginning of each season." (Source: www.persephonesdaughters.org )

And our friend the richly talented accompanist, Susan Hadfield, added the beauty of piano to the ensemble of voices.

In the cacophony of modern life and technological overwhelm, there is great joy to be found in the simply beauty of voice and song.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Spring at the Pond, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Today, the pond looks like this - spring is busting out all over.

Late April - spring had barely begun.

Early March, it looked like this - at least the ice was gone.

Late January.

Sometimes I miss the warmth and consistency of the weather I experienced living in southern California for twenty years but, if truth be told, I don't think I would give up the majesty and variety of the seasons in New England.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

"Beauty and the Beast Jr.," Priscilla Beach Theatre, Priscilla Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT) held its Spring Children's Workshop with a production of  Disney's "Beauty and the Beast Jr."  This is the musical classic with singing villagers, enchanted castle staff and the retelling of the tale as old as time. (Source: PBT)

It may be true there is no show without the performers but, the following people at PBT make it all happen:

Bob and Sandy Malone - Owners, Guardians, and Producers
Joshua Patino - Production Manager

For this production:

John Duff - Director
Katie Duff - Musical Director
Tricia McGraff - Stage Manger
Chris Hendrik - Sound Engineer
Olivia LoVerde - Lighting Designer
Richard Danehy - Scenic Painter
Sandy Malone - Costumes
Joshua Patino - Set and Prop Designer

Under the first class tutelage and management of Bob and Sandy Malone and their talented staff/crew, it is a wonderful treat for me to watch these young folks learn and demonstrate theatre skills and other valuable life skills that theatrical training instills.

These images were captured during the final full dress rehearsal and are among the many special moments in the performance that caught my eye and are presented in order of occurrence in the show:

And for the rest of this performance season.................

Children's Workshops:

"Honk Jr" in June
"Kamp Kaos" in July
"Twinderella" in July"
"The Snow White Variety Show" in August
"Annie Jr" in August

Barn Stage Main Productions:

"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.

Links to Blog Posts of Past Season Barn Stage Main Productions:

2017 Performance Season at this link.
2016 Performance Season at this link.
2015 Performance Season at this link.
2014/2015 Barn Stage Complete Restoration at this link.

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, May 18, 2018

Spring is Springing, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

It may be slow and barely perceptible but, the faint colors of leaves budding and grass greening make it clear that spring really is here.

The bench at the edge on the right above......

.....is a great spot to contemplate the universe..... or just sit a spell mindlessly if contemplation is too challenging......assuming you don't mind being so close to the edge.

Yep, spring is definitely springing.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Another Beach Walk, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

I took my lumberjack buddy for a beach walk. He had never been and was giddy with anticipation.

It was a beautiful spring day and the tide was out.

Being of small stature, he felt a bit vulnerable, especially since he was out of his natural wooded element....

...and there were dangerous creatures here that he had never seen before.

He figured out how to manage the incoming tide and waves by staying far from the water's edge.....and he could fight off the attacking gulls by waving his axe.......

... but he was completely stymied trying to cross the deep truck tracks when it was time to head home. I had to carry him in my pocket and he really doesn't like being picked up and carried by others - even me. Oh well, it was a beautiful day for a walk anyway.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Surprise Visitor, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

It's not everyday that Spiderman comes to my town........though unfortunately, he does seem to have gotten hung-up in tree branches.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

A Beach Walk, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

The low tide cycles have been occurring mid-afternoon - perfect timing for a walk along the beach.

And the rain showers were passing well to the south over Cape Cod.

A panoramic view east and south.

I put this friendly sea creature on the rock to pose for the photo - it felt heavy, like the occupant was still home - I returned it to the water after the image - it wasn't able to keep up with my walking pace.