Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Wells Falls, Ithaca, New York, USA

What a difference a season makes - above view in September 2019.

Same view in April 2018.

Also in April 2018 right after a rainstorm.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

South Hill Recreation Way, Ithaca, New York, USA

I am back in Ithaca, New York, for a short visit and my accommodation is very near this trail. On a beautiful end-of-summer morning, the long shadows and clear light made for a great walk on the level graded surface of the South Hill Recreation Way.

The sign above is at the east end of the 3.4 mile trail.

At the west end of the trail, the border fencing provides artist canvases.

Nature's art is spectacular, too. Not much color but the leaves are starting to fall.

Not too many other folks besides me are out on a weekday morning.

I couldn't tell if the spider web was spun around the opening or the bird just punched through the web.

A nice place to walk or, sit in nature and listen to the world.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary, Mass Audubon, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Another wander through the Sanctuary to get some exercise and see the end of summer and beginning of fall.

The view from the observation platform.

One of the trails through the 481-acre property.

The meandering Beaver Dam Brook slowly making its way to the Cape Cod Bay and Atlantic Ocean.

Grasses waving in the breeze.

Still lots of bees - busy.

Each time I walk past this rock, it seems to look like a different animal depending on the light and angle of view.

Tidmarsh began its current life through the generous land donation of the Schulman family (see this blog post  when Mass Audubon opened the sanctuary) about two years ago.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Plymouth Harbor at very low tide looks a bit sad. There is probably a 10-foot tidal variation on this day so it will look a lot different in a few hours. It's not the Bay of Fundy but, tides around here make a big difference.

New art is appearing around town this summer mostly replacing the lobster art that has been around a few years. Of course, the theme is the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing nearby. I think the Town and Chamber of Commerce is expecting a major tourist extravaganza next summer and has been upgrading infrastructure to support it.

Elsewhere along the waterfront.

Liberty Lobster is still standing.

And of course, there is always the natural art everywhere.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

"Young Frankenstein," Priscilla Beach Theatre, Priscilla Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT) Owners and Guardians, Bob and Sandy Malone, will open their production of "Young Frankenstein," for a eight performance run on the Barn Stage beginning October 4th. I recently captured a few images of the cast for potential promotional use.

This production is "from the creators of 'The Producers!' This is the adaption of Mel Brook's hilarious film by the same name." (Source: PBT)

The Barn Stage, a 240-seat venue, is in its 82nd season and is cited as the oldest summer stock barn theatre still operating in America. The original barn was built in 1875. The current owners, Bob and Sandy Malone, completed a modernization and renovation effort in 2014-15.

Produced by: Bob and Sandy Malone
Production Manager: Joshua Patino
Director: Chris Armbrister
Music Director: Christopher Ricci
Stage Manager: Mary Brennan

Chris Armbrister is back again; he last directed PBT's  May 2018 production of, "The Last Five Years." 

At least half a dozen members of the cast have also performed in previous PBT productions, too!

To see what this image became for promotional use, click this link to the Priscilla Beach Theatre website and scroll down. (While you're there, you may want to buy your tickets - they're going fast!)

"Young Frankenstein" is the final production of the 2019 Adult Cast Performance Season. Tickets for the 2020 season go on sale in December 2019.

Following is the schedule for this year and next:

2019 PBT Barn Stage Productions - Adult Cast Series

"Life Could Be A Dream" in May,
"Heathers the Musical" in June,
"Hairspray" in July,
"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" in August,
"[Title of Show]" in September,
"Young Frankenstein" in October.

2019 PBT Barn Stage Productions - Children's Workshop Series

"Seussical, Jr" in May,
"Godspell, Jr" in July,
"Junie B. Jones, Jr" in July,
"Little Red Robin Hood" in August,
"Frozen, Jr" in August,
"Peter Pan, Jr" in October.

2020 PBT Barn Stage Productions - Adult Cast Series

"Sisters of Swing" in May,
"She Loves Me" in June,
"Mamma Mia" in July,
"Spamalot" in August,
"25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" in September,
"The Addams Family" in October.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Late Summer - Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary - Mass Audubon, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Tidmarsh is a wonderful place to wander and get some exercise out in a restored natural environment. The sounds of birds, bees, bugs, and wind playing gently all around me.

Especially pleasant as the color deepens with the shorter days of late summer.

Some are ahead of others.

Occasionally, an extra-terrestrial might happen by - like this Vulcan Legoman who wouldn't permit his picture being made but, he did permit me to make this shadow image.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Panoramas, White Horse Beach, Massachusetts, and, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

I have always been partial to panoramas - and today's cameras usually have the feature built-in instead of having to buy an expensive lens. Above, White Horse and Priscilla Beaches at low tide with my trusty Sony point-and-shoot.

And by twisting the camera on its axis as I arc it through the panoramic range, I can get this fish-eye effect. Granted, the quality is not as good as an expensive wide-angle lens but, it suits me okay. Above, the State Capitol building in Providence, Rhode Island.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

"[Title of Show]," Final Tech/Dress Rehearsals, Part 2 of 2, Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT), Priscilla Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

This is Part 2 of a two-part series.
Part 1 is at this link.

These moments were captured live during the final dress/technical rehearsal before the production opened for a live audience. The following are in order of occurrence.

Colors may appear over-saturated when viewed on a small screen/ smartphone.

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