Tuesday, June 30, 2009

On Osprey and Fog

I know we New Englanders have been bitching about the onerous lack of sunshine this spring. On Saturday morning, we were blessed with blue sky from 10:00 until noon. That is when I captured the sea worm. On the way back, as I was walking over the Cut Bridge over the Blynman canal, something caught the corner of my eye.

We have bazillions of seagulls in Gloucester, so soaring birds are nothing to take note of. However sometimes anomalous behavior may warrant inspection. In this case, two osprey were soaring over the Blynman canal.

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This is the view over East Gloucester at 1:30 PM showing the fog bank over the shoreline which is behind the peninsula.
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Looking over Fort Square, south of Eastern Point was a thunderhead building up. Clouds were coming in from the west and fog was rolling in from the east and a storm building in the south, I couldn’t bear to look north.

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Long before the 5:00 Seine boat races, we were once again fogbound. Is it any wonder we are just a tad bit eccentric in Gloucester?

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(For those new to SMU, this is the Greasy Pole Competition, part of our Saint Peter's Fiesta).

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SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Love the osprey STeve. The guy on the slippery pole doesn't look too happy does he? :)

hip chick said...

I have really loved seeing your pics of the slippery pole. To funny.

Chris Petrak said...

You are right - New Englanders are a bit testy anyway, but this weather!! Driest we've been in a month is damp. No wonder the gloomy Puritans chose to settle here.

Chris said...

Hi Steve,
I guess everybody want more sunny light and nice days than ever!! I love these osprey shots, they are superb! Well done, and then we can really the light in the other!!! Cool!

Kelly said...

hahaha! Love that Greasy Pole shot. I bet it's hysterical. (Beautiful Osprey...and the storm rolling in is cool!! Loved that red building. It has so much character...)

Island Rambles Blog said...

Great shots of the osprey....and really enjoyed the pole shot...hope you get some sunny days again...cheers.

Jenn Jilks said...

Beautiful shots!

Erin said...

hey steve
great capture of the osprey. also liked your shot of the greasey pole competition.
have a wonderful week.

Louise said...

Nice post, and I love that photo with the old "manufactory!"

Arija said...

Great capture f the greasy pole! Osprays are so majestic in flight and your weather, well, it leaves nothing much to the imagination coming in all sorts at once!
Nice post.

Eve said...

Love that fog shot Steve!

Brian said...

Your pictures are fantastic. I was especially delighted to more-or-less stumble upon your Saint Peter's Fiesta photos yesterday, having just finished Mark Kurlansky's book about Gloucester.

Anonymous said...

Wow! an Osprey Steve. I have never seen one unfortunately although we do have them over here.

The word verification was Ferogio, sounds a bit like Foggio, not that you want anymore fog.

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