Vickie S Van NessSent from my phone
About eight pair of Harlequin Ducks have been hanging out in Chapin’s Gully for the winter. Here are a few of them on Easter Sunday. They might be here for a few more weeks but they will be gone soon.
Where do they go? Not tired of the challenge of waves crashing on the coast for variety they spend the summer swimming in white water streams up in Canada. That’s where they have harlequin sex and hatch the next generation. the name harlequin means a clown, a buffoon. But they seem pretty stately to me and they are monogamous, no clowning around. Earlier in the winter there would be an odd number and chasing each other around asking each other for dates like teenagers but by this time of the year they are all paired up. Dabblers, they dive for a minute at a time or more. Around here I think they are eating the mussels that are packed in attached to the rocks but a crab might get nailed too.
The Most Highly Scented Lilacs
Tuesday, April 2nd, I am presenting my lecture The Fragrant Garden from 10:00am to noon for the Andover Garden Club. For more information see flyer: The Fragrant Garden.
Keeping up with bleeding edge technologies has always been Joey’s passion, so it was no surprise when he told me he had already been approved by Google to be the first Boston Area blog to get his smell into their new Aromabase.
Just in case you didn’t know, Google introduced smell search today under the moniker Google Nose, which has been hailed as the latest scentsation in search — and as you might expect, Our Boy Joey is right on top of things.
We all know that email is for old farts. Facebook’s already in decline. Joey’s interviews with people who tweet are all done. Now it’s time for the next big thing… and here it is:
Watch the video and you’ll see how to get the full aroma of Joey’s dock right at your computer, tablet or smart-phone. GMG’s new tag My Smell on the Dock will debut next week after the rest of you FOBs watch the video and follow instructions for getting your smells into Google’s Aromabase too.
Let’s make GMG one of the first blogs to adopt this new cutting edge technology with every post. Perhaps next year BONS will nominate GMG in their new “Smell” category.
Vickie and I are doing our part this afternoon. We’re bringing our smell phones to The Cave’s wine & cheese tasting at 4pm. With any luck, you’ll be able to get the full aroma from our post tomorrow.
Surf & Turf Specials!
Wednesday, April 3rd
Featuring: THE AMERO FAMILY…
Please join us this week as we celebrate the 70th birthday
(shhh… it’s a surprise) of our beloved sister Joyce! Musicians,
singers and friends all promise to be there to help make it a
“VERY SPECIAL” night. AND… knowing Joyce as we do, it
would be more than wise to strongly suggest that any and all
fart-related items (cards, gags, jokes… you name it) would
come highly recommended. It will send her into convulsions
of laughter, I promise. HAPPY 70th, Joycie! Just look how
stunningly gorgeous she still is… ~ Fly
Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Surf & Turf Dinner – $11.95 (while they last)
Tenderloin Tips with Grilled Garlic Shrimp!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Apr. 10: Julie Dougherty & Woody Woodward
Apr. 17: T-Max (of the “Noise”)
Apr. 24: Elaine O’Rourke
…to seeing you there! 🙂 ~ Fly
Fr. John Kiley and I went to Olivia’s at Good Harbor for brunch on Easter. The staff were dressed up for Easter:
I had Grand Marnier French toast with extra crispy bacon, and Fr. John had roasted ham with potatoes and veggies:
Full disclosure: I was invited by the chef. But in all honesty, the food was delicious! And the portion sizes were generous; Fr. Kiley took half of his food home for later, and I had enough bacon to go with all the French toast (three good-sized slices of bread and something like six or seven slices of bacon, nice and crispy as I requested). Apparently word is getting around, because the place was pretty busy!
BomBom Butterflies ~ Featuring Black Swallowtail Butterflies and Common Milkweed at Good Harbor Beach
Scenes from my forthcoming film Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly set to “BomBom” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, featuring the Teaching, from the album The Heist by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
When you have a moment, please watch my newest video. I have submitted it to a video contest sponsored by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis from their debut album The Heist. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis created the beautiful Same Love video that I posted about last week. If you like my video please share the link; I think the more clicks received, the more notice gained. The winner will be announced on April 8th.
I listened with my headphones with the volume pumped up. I look forward to more. Of course we loved Joey discussing his addiction to the live feed of the GMG FOB show setup at our studio because the Joey texts of “Tell Craig to get out of way” “i can’t see Donna but I can hear her” or on our 9:00 am coffee stop “Where are you?the live stream is off” made the setup more lighthearted and fun but more importantly because he really got to the heart of the whole thing – community. Joey has managed to put together a group of contributers who are strong, smart, creative accomplished individuals, a truly diverse group of people who come together in the most incredible way and work together without egos getting in the way. As a new business to Gloucester we had no idea what to expect in terms of how we would be received, we knew there was a need for what we do but had no idea how the community would react or if people would even know we were here – thanks to Joey and GMG contributors like Alicia, Kim, Brian, Donna, Father Green, Ej, Kathy they do now. I had been a reader of GMG, watched the Ziptrip episode on Gloucester I knew GMG and Joey were a social media powerhouse and so appreciate all the mention we get on this blog, most new customers who come in are ones who read about us in the blog. But despite being such an incredible force in the community Joey and all the GMG contributors are the most down to earth, nicest, funniest, most joyful group of people we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Their focus is not on themselves and personal gain, their focus is on the community and creating and doing positive things and having fun while they do it – this is group of people driven to create in truly positive ways – thank you for allowing us to be a part this incredible community, it’s a blast!
The Ardelle was pulled up on the railways Saturday at noon,it took
about an hour to complete the job.
All the best Anthony