A Walk on the Fourth — pat morss

We walk every day, but this was specifically on the Fourth of July.

Oak leaf on new paving after the rain
Lobster buoy on the Audubon rocks waiting to be retrieved
No Mallard families swimming Niles Pond, but 50 adults here behind the causeway
Good balance, particularly when napping
Our daughter notes they are in “eclipse” plumage when molting, and stay near shore while temporarily flightless
A female staying out of the water for less exposure
Brace Cove has a new cover of red seaweed
Gloucester’s weather delayed the fireworks until this evening, the 5th
But we had a preview before the weekend

Reminder: ZOOm in tomorrow for the Summer Reading at Sawyer Free Library. 2021 theme is #TailsandTales #Wildlife📚🐳

Sawyer Free Library Children’s Services to host a Summer Reading event July 6, 10AM featuring a Wildlife Encounters Ecology Center program.

Register for summer reading! register for the event on Zoom here!

Hilarious New Novel Exclusively at Dogtown Books!

A hilarious new novel, written by longtime GMG FOB Doug Brendel, is now available in Gloucester exclusively at Dogtown Books, 132 Main St.

“It’s like a Mexican, a Korean, and a bigot walk into a novel,” Doug says of his outrageous new book, Praying for Mrs. Mombasa. “It’s a rollicking comedy, and an irreverent look at how hope works. Plus, it messes with our tendency to stereotype people. Funny, and a bit edgy in places. We’ll see how it goes over. I may have to sneak out of town, who knows?”

When you buy Praying for Mrs. Mombasaat Dogtown Books, you’ll also receive a free copy of Doug’s previous book, Ipswich in Stitches, comprised of amusing “greatest hits” from his popular humor blog at Outsidah.com.

Dogtown Books plans to soon host a book-signing event, where Doug will perform selections from the book and autograph purchased copies on request. Follow GMG for details to come.

(For those who can’t make a trip to Dogtown Books to purchase Praying for Mrs. Mombasa, the book is available online via Amazon.)

The Monday Night Open Jam with Dennis & Joe is back live tonight @ Minglewood Harborside 8pm to 11pm 6.5.2021

It has been 490 days since The Goddesses hosted The Jam: Mondays at Minglewood Tavern with Dennis and Joe in real life, but tonight we get to do it again after a long virtual wait. Sam and I will be joined by George Hall, and we will join Dennis Monagle and Joe Cardoza tonight at Minglewood Harborside from 8pm-11pm. Come listen! Come play! Come dance! We will be doing LOTS of all three. (Thanks to Joanne Silva for the photo!)

25 Rogers Street Gloucester, MA

Free Streaming Nia and Restorative Yoga Classes via Zoom with Linda for the Week of July 5th NO Classes on Monday July 4th.

Cape Ann Wellness

Come join us as we celebrate great American composer, Leonard Bernstein and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Great songs and lyrics that still apply to issues of today. Unusual rythyms and contemporary takes on the original score.

For Restorative Yoga, find some cushions, large books, yoga blocks, blankets, whatever you can use instead of bolsters and blocks. We make it work. For more information on Restorative yoga, check out my site, niawithlinda.com. It is a lovely passive practice that gives the participant relaxation and calm. Who couldn’t use that right now.

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If you are new to Nia and Restorative Yoga with Linda, these streaming classes are free. Share with anyone who you feel needs a little movement or peace in their lives during this period of social isolation.

So here is how it works. It will be easier for you if you download the Zoom client for…

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