Friday, November 30, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
I’ve been having a tough year with the Purple Sandpipers. I just haven’t been able to get into the zone with them. But it is okay, it’s just good to know that they are here. Last Saturday out on the Dogbar Breakwater, the wind was blowing, the sun was going down and there were only a couple of Sandpipers dodging the waves.
The sun sets over Salem
Looking back at Eastern Point Light bathed in yellow light.
Today Zazzle.com is running a 40% off special on mugs! I’ve created a few wild bird mugs. Get one or make your own! Just have fun with it.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
We have a Northern Mockingbird in the neighborhood that takes up residence in the Bittersweet bush.
He is a great model and knows how to work the light and strike the poses.
This time of year, he gets a bit territorial, this is his Bittersweet bush and a that is the final word. He’s cool with the House Sparrows that hang out and doesn’t mind the Song Sparrow.
However, when a marauding band of European Starlings comes by, he chases them off.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Our target to having the wind turbine commissioned around December 1st. Soon this will be cranking out the juice. On Friday morning, the fog was blowing by. Here are a few shots.
This was the view from Dogbar Breakwater Saturday afternoon at 4:00.
Soon this turbine will be joined by two smaller turbines. The City of Gloucester is putting up two smaller turbines in the same industrial park. These are riding our our turbine’s coat tales. The city was able to leverage off of the 10 year wind studies that were done to for the the big turbine. That’s a good use of data.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
A while back, Becky and I returned from a winter trip. When we got back, the weather vane on city hall was damaged by a storm.
A couple of Friday’s ago there was a crane lifting a cage up to the weather vane. Unfortunately, I was headed to a business lunch so I couldn’t get shots.
The results are quite pleasing. The restoration on the historic building have been progressing quite well.
And I’m pleased to say that the Peregrine Falcons are regularly seen. I took these last weekend.
The repaired weather vane.
Which brings to mind a video I fond on Youtube a while back. I’ve posted it before, but it bears showing again.
Fortunately, the good folks at GoodMorningGloucester have done a great job at covering the repair. Check it out!
In other news, Zazzle.com is still running 25% off calendars today. Calendar production is quite expensive, and I do what I can to keep the prices down, so I want to be sure that you can get the best deal. Free shipping is generally offered on orders over $50. They make great gifts. And even if you would rather buy someone else’s, that’s fine. Better yet, you can even make one of your own!
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Oh, have I got a treat for you today! Becky came into the apartment and said, “I think you should go to the park. I saw a finch, it was kind of red (she gestured on herself) from here on down and it had had black wings. So I was thinking, it must be a House Finch, but I don’t think Becky would have mentioned that because they are so common. No, if Becky makes a point of mentioning a bird, I better check it out.
Hokey Smoke, Bullwinkle! There is a flock of White-winged Crossbills! What fun! I haven’t seen Crossbills since I lived in the Rockies.
I used the one below for my 2013 Wild Bird Calendar for December. Did you know that you can have a copy too? Go to the right side panel and click on the calendar ad.
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This Northern Cardinal is feasting on mulberries on a summer’s afternoon. It is the perfect image to us for my August page of my 2013 Wild Bird Calendar. There is still a 25% special going on at Zazzle for my calendars, or any body else’s. If you would like to make your own calendar simply visit Zazzle.com.
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Friday, November 23, 2012
This is my May selection for my lighthouse photo calendar. If you scamper over to Zazzle.com you can take advantage of some great Black Friday deals…including my gift calendars. They Black Friday Deals have been extended.
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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
East Poultney, Vermont is the town next to the town where I grew up. This is just down the road from where my father grew up. The schoolhouse is was built in 1896. It recently received fresh paint in its Victorian era colors.
See that little white house on the left of the school? I believe it is the first place my parents lived after they got married. My mother tells me that people used to come in the fall and photograph the maple trees at the green, which is behind where I was standing when I took this picture. Go figure, that’s exactly what I’m doing!
The schoolhouse is open on Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 in the summer months. Below is Saint John’s Episcopal Church, built in 1831. There are a few more historic buildings in the on the East Poultney Green but the lighting conditions were highly unfavorable when we were passing through.
Other East Poultney trivia.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Well, it’s an eye catching title, anyway. If the buck did stop here, I may have gotten a better picture. I was taking a walk through the woods and I heard him coming through the leaves. He was walking along at a good clip and I managed to get one good shot off. I think he was out looking for love. It’s that time of year.
Friday, November 16, 2012
It’s getting awful close to December. We have these little moths that come out late in the fall. Last year after a light snow, I took a walk through Dogtown and the woods were full of them. I kind of feel sorry for these buggers. They live a short life.