Donna’s Cute Little Bird — pat morss

Donna posted a picure and question Tuesday evening as to who her “cute little bird” is. I questioned our ornithologist daughter and son-in-law, and Derek wrote back:

“That’s a juvenile House Finch that is suffering from (and probably blinded by) a disease that is most likely conjunctivitis. 

So not cute.


Between Hurricane Alerts — pat morss

We’ve been dodging hurricanes, so outdoor activities continue.

The turkeys now have the reflections covered, front and back
Bees are still on the flowering bushes
Hundreds of swallows swooping around the lighthouse
Mass Audubon reports they are assembling on Cape Ann for migration south
No place to hide on the road, so I’ll freeze
Look like apples but taste like pears
A delicate thistle flower head
A relaxing sail in the harbor; Stacy Boulevard; boat waiting for the Cut Bridge
A contrast in marine vessel modes of power; schooner Thomas E Lannon
Trawler ‘Tradition’ headed to her berth

Beauport Oyster Bar with Friends

We met friends recently at the new oyster bar at the Beauport Hotel 1606 Restaurant. FOBs Susan and Leo LaRosa joined up for drinks, appetizers and entertaining stories from Adam the bartender. It’s a winning combination for sure. The oysters, flatbread and the Northeast Family Farms Artisan Tray were outstanding along with the drinks and the company. You cannot beat the atmosphere! We had a wonderful visit and we recommend you give it a try as well.