• Friday, January 29th, 2010
[Charlie Brown] I got a rock… [/Charlie Brown]
On Saturday, I met up with myownwench for a day of S.E.X. (Stash Enhancement eXperience) in Plymouth, Mass (approx. 50 minutes drive from my house). Lots of stitchy stash was had, as well as a short experience in a scary towny bar, followed by a much nicer experience in a better bar. It was a good, relaxing afternoon. Only thing we didn’t manage to do was fit in high tea and scones (with real clotted cream!!!) at the tea room on Court Street.
On my way out of town, since it’s not tourist season, plus it was dark and quiet and cold and a perfect solitary time, I swung around the corner to go look at the rock.
Yeah… THAT rock.
So here ya go… here’s Plymouth Rock, in the… quartz… as it were.
It’s really nothing exciting, sadly. It’s a big ol’ rock with 1620 stamped into it, and a repaired crack running through it. It’s on the beach, covered with a nicely lit little stone pavillion thingy.
I think the glorified American history I was taught as a child made it feel like it was supposed to be a cliff or something. It’s funny how those far-away places we’re taught about as children seem so much smaller and tangible when you see them up close. Sometimes the illusion is a far better picture.
But still – it does exist, which is kinda cool when you think about it.
• Friday, January 22nd, 2010
I’m a bit late starting mine due to some work craziness, but this was a project kalleah suggested. I think I’ll do mine on Friday nights, just to make it a bit easier on myself. Starting next week, I’ll be doing new photos.
Galilee, Rhode Island is a teeny little village within the town of Narrangansett. It’s a very active fishing port with boats coming in and out of the harbor all of the time. As you’d expect – great, fresh seafood restaurants – and foodstores.
During the first weekend of May 2009, Rhode Island was having an absolutely perfect spring stretch. We were craving fried clams (of which there is in abundance in RI… but not all are worthy of long drives!), and decided to head down to Champlin’s Seafood for a good feast. Afterward, we wandered down onto the beach for a bit – even daring to wade a bit into the water (which was numbingly cold).
We watched many fishing boats like this one leave the harbor, heading out into Long Island Sound – or, in some cases, out into the open Atlantic. It was a picture perfect day at the seashore – and I’m looking forward to springtime when we can go back there without freezing.
• Wednesday, August 12th, 2009
When a cold front hits hot humid air, Boston weather starts doing unusual, San Francisco-like things…
More photos at flickr under the link. It’s impressive how fast this front moved in. It cooled things down by 20 degrees, easily.
After the humidity the past couple days, I am not complaining!
• Saturday, May 30th, 2009
Quite a few photos to share for this one. These were requested by wiggiemomsi, ctorres, ruisseau, roxyk630, jadore_histoire, and heathere3. All of these photos link back to Flickr, so just click on them to see them better. I know some look a little blurry on the resize link.
everything under the cut…
• Saturday, May 30th, 2009
Before I do my photo meme post, I jus thave to share this one… Erich found a birds next in our Pyracantha bush yesterday, nestled in a well-hidden patch underneath the thorns. It’s only a couple steps off the driveway, growing next to the house.
We thought there were only a couple birds, but now that I see this photo, there are at least four in there. They’re getting big, too!
We don’t know exactly what they are, but they’re probably a
breed of finch or sparrow. We have quite a few of both around here (along with cardinals and blue jays, which these are definitely NOT).
ETA: Nope, robins! We saw Mom fly out of the nest this afternoon.
• Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
The first stage of planting is now in the ground – my herb garden is built (as you can see in the photo), and my veggies are now in their earthboxes.
This year’s herbs include: thyme, sage, 4 types of basil, cilantro, dill, mint, lavender, garlic chives, and lemon balm (aka “melissa”). Vegetables include 3 types of tomato (beefsteak, roma, and chocolate cherry), green bell peppers, jalepenos, and cucumbers.
Photos of them and other stuff in my yard, including the daylilies of doom, are up on Flickr, too.
Sometime early next week I plan on getting flowers for pots around the yard – color is good! No idea what I’m planting yet – I’ll just see what looks good and interesting at the nursery.
I’ve also added some photos to the Boston and Rhode Island sections, and finally got the photos from our trip to Chicago up. I haven’t really gone through to delete bad ones yet… so there are quite a few crappy ones, I’m sure.
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