My favorite local images in a 12 month CD case calendar. Perfect for holiday gifts and easy to ship. If you order 5 calendars I will automatically add a 6th calendar to your order.
A preview of sea-level rise
At high tide today (noon) there was no trace of the creek bed. The sea had risen to the level of the road. Surfers caught waves that took them right up to the base of the footbridge. You needed high boots to enter the beach via the bridge and one funny dog wouldn’t play fetch with his friend because he had to wade through several feet of water to exit the footbridge. The parking lot was almost entirely flooded, at least a foot deep in some locations
Seaside Goldenrod is a plant worth noting in this situation. Not only is it a fantastic nectar-rich plant for Monarchs, bees, and many other species of pollinators but is also a reliable soldier in battling beach erosion. Notice in the Instagram the incoming tide swirling about the base of the plant. Seaside Goldenrod can grow in tidal zones where it is flooded twice daily. Year after year it reliably returns.
From The Washington Post, “Every year from November through February, the highest tides — called “king tides” — press onto the shores during full moons. This is a result of the enhanced gravitational pull from the full moon as well as Earth’s being closest to the sun in its orbit (at perihelion). The tides get even higher during supermoons, because that’s when the moon is closest to Earth (at perigee).”
Cape Ann TV’s Lisa Smith writes, “Ted Reed produced this video on the Cape Ann Plein Air Painting Competition and Festival. It focuses on the Paint Essex day of the competition. It includes great interviews from some of the fabulous artists from all over the country who came here to paint, with some local artists too! In this video you experience “Paint Essex” as you hear what the artists have to say, and see the beautiful scenery they painted and how they painted it.”
On the Beach at Night Alone
Walt Whitman, 1819 – 1892
On the beach at night alone,
As the old mother sways her to and fro, singing her husky song,
As I watch the bright stars shining, I think a thought of the clef of the universes, and of the future.
A vast similitude interlocks all,
All spheres, grown, ungrown, small, large, suns, moons, planets
All distances of place however wide,
All distances of time, all inanimate forms,
All souls, all living bodies, though they be ever so different, or in different worlds,
All gaseous, watery, vegetable, mineral processes, the fishes, the brutes,
All nations, colors, barbarisms, civilizations, languages,
All identities that have existed, or may exist, on this globe, or any globe,
All lives and deaths, all of the past, present, future,
This vast similitude spans them, and always has spann’d,
And shall forever span them and compactly hold and enclose them.
Sun Rise at Stage Fort Park
Sun Set Magnolia Pier
Taste of Rockport Twilight Holiday Inn and Cookie Tour sounds like a nice holiday event.
Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, November 16th – 7pm
A Special Songwriters Show with:
FLY AMERO & ALLEN ESTES
After several weeks away, I finally return to the Rhumb Line
Wednesday show. Wanting it to be special, I called upon my
longtime friend, Allen Estes to join me for something a bit
out of the ordinary… an entire evening devoted to songwriting.
There may be some surprises along the way as well. It would
mean a great deal to me to see a number of you fine people
in our audience on this particular night. Love to you all! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen…
…now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
11/23 – Thanksgiving Eve (Orville Giddings Band)
Coming sooner than you think…
An Amero Family Christmas!
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂
A shelf of clouds and water framing the Twin lights.
Wait…let me get this straight. A day in the city, a pretty sweet skating track, some shopping, AND a beer garden. Win, win, win, and win. So fun!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…can we please get something similar in Gloucester?
According to BostonMagazine.com…
City officials announced Wednesday a three-year deal with Boston Garden Development—owners of TD Garden and a subsidiary of Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs’ Delaware North Companies—to transform City Hall Plaza’s much-maligned, underutilized brick expanses into a “winter garden,” starting this year.
The plans call for 40 to 50 temporary vendor stalls, or “chalets,” to be erected at the corner of the plaza along Cambridge Street, forming a “European-inspired holiday shopping market. There will also be a custom-designed, 11,000-square-foot ice-skating path, the first of its kind in New England, city officials said.
And BostonGlobe.com reported similarly….
The first phase of the plan calls for a beer garden, an ice-skating path, and 40 to 50 holiday market vendor stalls — temporary shacks dubbed “chalets” — to be installed on the plaza along Cambridge Street, beginning in late October.
The area would open to the public on the Friday following Thanksgiving and operate until the last week of February, though most of the vendors would close on Dec. 31 as the holiday shopping season winds down, the company said Wednesday.
cape ann dining news
Please join us on November 30, for our very first Deck the Halls Holiday Celebration. As you enter our hotel, you’ll walk into a Christmas wonderland, with dazzling decorations by renowned designer Dana Markos. In the upper lobby you’ll find select complimentary holiday appetizers from our own Chef Michael Bates-Walsh, Beauport-style Christmas Champagne, live entertainment, photo ops next to our grand Christmas tree, 20% off our 1606 Bar Bites menu, a 20% sale at Beauport Boutique, and more.
Optionally, all attendees may choose to bring an unwrapped gift for the Pathways for Children Annual Toy Drive, to be placed under our tree. Donors will receive an extra Beauport Hotel Gloucester surprise gift!
More information can be found on our Facebook page at facebook.com/beauporthotel
Complimentary valet parking. We hope you can join us.
These fun trips always sell out so get your tickets early! Call 978.865.3210 to reserve your spots.
Such a natural. Nice work shmoo.
Kate’s at 1 minute 20