Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Fall - Boston Public Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

I was very fortunate to have a peak day for fall color be on a weekend and it also be a nice day. This was, without a doubt, one of the prettiest days I have ever enjoyed being out and about with a camera in Boston.

Some folks picked a bright sunny spot to just hang out and picnic......

....and some picked a sun-dappled spot suitable for thoughtful reading or studying.

There were hundreds and hundreds of people out and about in the Public Garden and next door Boston Common.

A stunningly beautiful day in Boston - a jewel among world-class cities.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Cape Cod Skies, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

The sky varied widely over a period of hours as I travelled between these Cape Cod locations. Above, Sagamore Bridge, one of two auto bridges over the Cape Cod Canal that connect the mainland to the cape.

Nauset Light Beach. Never too cold to surf.

Nauset Light Beach.

Nauset Light.

First Encounter Beach.

Chasing tennis balls at First Encounter Beach.

Low tide bands at First Encounter Beach.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Fall - Post Office Square, Financial District, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

It is a rare day I pass this gazebo in Post Office Square (Norman B. Leventhal Park) when there is not a photo-shoot going on. It is a popular spot for wedding photos.

And it is a nice place to sit and read, too. It tends to be a quiet area on the weekends. This square is right in the middle of the financial district and isn't particular active on the weekends - pandemic or not. I like it because the underground parking has the best rate of anywhere downtown ($9/day on weekends and after 4pm on weekdays) but more importantly, a first class clean restroom - always a consideration for those of us "of a certain age."

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Beacon Hill Neighborhood, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

One of my lengthy wanders in Boston included a meander through part of the Beacon Hill neighborhood. Above is Louisburg Square and their private park.

Unusual "flowers" in the flower box.

Though Halloween has long since passed, the decorations remain at many houses.

Including this doorway - not sure what the deal is with the pink tutu.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Fall - Boston Common, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Many trees were ablaze with color on this visit to the Boston Common, the oldest city park in the U.S., created in 1634.

It's 50-acres in size, and well-used year around.

A stunning place in the fall - and any other time, too.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Afternoon Light in the Fall, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

I always forget how much more boat there is under the waterline on a sailboat until I see it like this. There is some kind of profound message there.

At the Safe Harbor Marina in Plymouth, many of these boats will soon be removed from the water and stored on land for the long winter days ahead. The Mayflower II is visible in the distance at dock.

The Mayflower II is getting ready for winter, too. The dingy dock that would normally be in the foreground is gone and almost all the boats normally at their buoys in the harbor at right are gone to spend the winter on land.

I don't often see the harbor water calm but, here it is with just the receding rolling ripples from a passing boat to add another pretty element to the scene.

Maybe it's like this in other seasons but, I notice it more in fall - a special quality of late afternoon light as it is here on the way back home through Chiltonvillle, a village of Plymouth. 

It's a special place this Plymouth area.

Friday, November 13, 2020

State House, Downtown, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

I just happened to be in downtown Boston when the U.S. presidential election results were announced. Spontaneous celebrations and screaming and horn-honking broke out on and around the Boston Common and surrounding areas - including the Massachusetts State House which borders the north side of the Common.

Demonstrators for both sides came out to scream and wave at each other - mostly scream.

Impassioned speeches were made by many at the event.

As voices became more heated, the Boston Police bicycle brigade showed up to set a line and ensure the folks didn't get too rowdy.

As the police line formed and strengthened, I found myself on the wrong side of it. I think it was because of my old man invisibility cloak they just didn't see me and push me back.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Out and About, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Although we still have some beautiful warm beach days to enjoy this year, there aren't many people around on White Horse Beach but......

.....the gulls seem to appreciate having the place to themselves. Manomet Point is in the distance.

A lone walker on White Horse Beach.

Looking out over Manomet Beach. Stage Point is in the distance.

Heading back inland, the falling pine needles are carpeting the woods.

The late afternoon slanting light makes for great long shadows.

And slowly, the unraked leaves cover the remaining green.

A quiet walk along the bluff. Just past the bushes on the left is the ocean.