Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Yes, it’s hard to believe that this is where I was New Years Eve a year ago. A lot has happened between now and then. Becky and I will be on a plane, taking the red-eye back from California. Not quite as cool as a trip to Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

 Gemini North Observatory ©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

I’ve got a good feeling about 2013. I hope you have a happy and prosperous New Year.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Forgotten Photo Friday, Dragon Season.

We’re so far away from dragonfly season that it ain’t funny.  Here’s on I took in 2009 and forgot about.

Dragonfly, Blue Dasher 8-16-2009 9-05-53

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Surfing in the East

There are a dedicated bunch if folks that surf at Bass Rocks here in Gloucester. That’s Thacher Island with its twin lights in the background.

Surfing, Good Harbor, Bass Rocks 12-12-2008 11-14-31

Surfing, Good Harbor, Bass Rocks 12-12-2008 11-11-25 AM

Surfing, Good Harbor, Bass Rocks 12-12-2008 11-14-31

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The weather finally broke.

We have had dismally nasty, rainy weather since Sunday. Friday afternoon it finally broke as the sun was going down. I’m starting to like this place.

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Forgotten Photo Friday, Red Squirrel

Phew! We made it to Friday. I’m taking a break from trying to bring order to the new home. I found this photo of a Red Squirrel I encountered a few years ago.

Red Squirrel 5-1-2010 8-22-26 AM

Believe it or not, I’ve almost got my office (aka my man cave) organized. I really appreciate the well wishes set on the last couple of posts. I do read each and every comment that comes through.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Don’t forget about me! I’m still here!

As I mentioned in my last post, we have made a move to a new location. Oh my, what a lot of work! I started with the packing crew on last Thursday, we did the move on Friday, cleaned out the old apartment on Saturday morning and started attacking the unpacking on Saturday.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Did we do the right thing? I think so. This is what we woke up to Saturday morning. But when we looked outside, this is what we saw out the window as dawn was breaking.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

We still have an extensive front yard.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

We live on the edge of the Great Saltmarsh that runs from Gloucester all the way up to New Hampshire. Yes, that is an Osprey nest in the center of the picture. Keep your fingers crossed!

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

These salt marsh grasses are backlight by the first rays breaking over the rise.

Bear with me as I get my bearings and routine set up. I may be a bit spotty with the posting for a few weeks. Thanks for sticking with me.

Friday, December 14, 2012

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

I cannot help it. That is what has been going through my mind for the last few weeks. So long, and thanks for all the fish. I came to Gloucester a little over six years ago. I had been in Colorado for 16 years and economics forced me to leave my wife back in Colorado and I took a job in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. I was there for a year alone in a two bedroom apartment with a mattress, a tooth brush, a pot, a pan and a 14” TV. We were waiting for the house to sell.

In August of 2006, I got a call for an interview. I had my first meal at the Morning Glory Café. I had the crab cakes. They were good, so I took the job. I was making enough to bring Becky out with me and we left the house to sell. It was the start of the housing bubble burst. We saw it coming as early as 2004. It took us another six months. Good thing, too. Right after that, the shit hit the fan.

Gloucester Harbor 005

We looked at a few places, but none were suitable. Either they were too funky or the landlord was too funky. We drove into the Fort Square community. What wen through my mind was, “Let’s just look at this place and move on.”

Fort Square 4-25-2009 12-31-18 PM

But as we came around the front of The Fort, and saw the harbor, we decided to stay. The apartment was spacious and the landlords are good people. And just as important, it has been a really wonderful place to live.

 

So for six years, we have lived on the Fort. We know our neighbors. We have friends. We have celebrated births and mourned deaths.

Outward Bound

But it is time to move on.

Fort Square 10-1-2009 5-48-10 PM

The apartment is starting to get to be too small, but finding another cool place to live has been challenging. As we tried to look for another place, and we looked for over nine months, we often abandoned our search and decided to stay. We just couldn’t find another good place.

Birdseye plant, Fort Square 8-16-2008 6-43-45 PM

But now, it is time to move. We have found a new home two towns over, closer to Becky’s work. I will still work in Gloucester. I’m fortunate that I still have neighbors that work for the same company.

As far as SMU goes, I’ll keep it going as best as I can during the transition. You’ll more than likely see some photos from the past that were not shown. Perhaps some repeats. But I’ve posted over 1700, not even I remember everyone! But we have an old home to pack and a new one to set up. There’s a lot to do.

Exciting times!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Willet on the Beach

In December 2010, I came upon this Willet foraging in the surf. Tomorrow, I will let you know what is going on in my life. Until the, enjoy these images.

Willet 12-28-2008 4-17-22 PM

Willet 12-28-2008 4-16-14 PM

Willet 12-28-2008 4-17-21 PM

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wimbrel

I’ve sat on these photos for two years. This is a Wimbrel. I shot it in Carmel, California a couple of years ago. There is a reason I’m showing you old photos. I’ll let you know why soon.

Whimbrel 20 December 2010 - 018 ©2011 Steve Borichevsky

Whimbrel 20 December 2010 - 010 ©2011 Steve Borichevsky

Whimbrel 20 December 2010 - 017 ©2011 Steve Borichevsky

Friday, December 7, 2012

Forgotten Photo Friday, Bustin’ heads

The Saint Jude from Gloucester.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

What do you do with a pallet load of frozen fish heads? You give the biggest hammer you have to the biggest guy on the boat and you bust them up into manageable bags for bait.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Where is Gallagher when you need him?

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