Audubon(s) East and West — pat morss

We have our Audubon Sanctuary on Eastern Point, and we visited the Evergreen Lake Audubon Sanctuary west of Denver last week. FIRST THE EAST.

Look! I’m growing antlers
Eiders conducting diving school in the shallows off Raymond Beach
A Killdeer faking a broken wing on the Brace Cove causeway
‘Follow me away from the nest’ (wing looks fine)
A quiet moment before sunset for Mallards on Niles Pond
Buttercup-leaf snack before bed
NOW THE WEST – the Rocky Mountains, headed toward Evergreen
A clever clean water reminder, with a cut-out in the sign
Colorado has its gaggles of geese too
Elk contemplating ‘fake news’ signage
Who gets to cross the bridge first? (We backed down)
End of a nice day on the water

Join Us For The Live Stream Of GloucesterCast 585 With Be A Man Guy At 6:00PM Thursday From Minglewood Harborside 6/9/22. Link to join here-

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New Show at RNAC’s Cove Gallery opens June 16

Explore the Unexpected

Exhibition Dates: June 16 to July 10, 2022
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 16, 5-7 PM

Cove Gallery, 37 Rocky Neck Ave., Gloucester, MA
Galleries open: Sunday-Monday, noon-5 PM; Thursday Through Saturday noon -7 PM

Explore the Unexpected

Explore the Unexpected is a curated group show presented by 18 members of The Rocky Neck Art Colony at the Cove Gallery, 37 Rocky Neck Avenue, in Gloucester MA. 

The show opens on Thursday, June 16 and runs until Sunday, July 10, 2022. Gallery hours are Sunday and Monday noon to 5 PM and Thursday through Saturday, noon to 7 PM. The Opening Reception takes place Thursday June 16 from 5 to 7. 

Explore the Unexpected includes work created Pat Alto, Jeanne Carey, Donna Caselden, Robin Colodzin, Pam Courtleigh, Terry Del Percio-Piemonte, Kristine Fisher, Cindy Journey, Nella Lush, Steve Lush, Kat Masella, Judy Robinson-Cox, Patty Ryding, Judy Schmid, Pam Stratton, Suzanne Ulrich, Lidija Vukovic and Karen Watson.

Each of these artists is also a member of The Experimental Group of The Rockport Art AssociationThis group embraces chance and experimentation, allowing the artist’s intuition and feelings to convey attitudes and emotions through nontraditional means. It is through practice and experimentation that artists encounter unforeseen and unexpected outcomes across varying media and range of personal experiences.  Founded by renowned artist and teacher, Nella Lush, The Experimental Group promotes and encourages self-expression by giving artists the opportunity to come together, explore and share ideas. Through its monthly meetings with art presentations, demos, and talks The Experimental Group offers connection, exploration, and sharing of ideas and methods with the intent to reach creative freedom and increases awareness in our communities that all art forms matter.

The Cove Gallery, run by the Rocky Neck Art Colony, is the former home and gallery space of beloved Rocky Neck artists Gordon and Judith Goetemann. Cove continues the tradition set by the Goetemanns of showing the best in local art. The space is made available to the organization through the generosity of Gordon and Judith’s son Mark Goetemann. 


The Rocky Neck Art Colony, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, nurtures excellence in the arts through exhibitions, workshops, residencies and vibrant cultural events for its members and the public. Long renowned for its luminous light, this harbor and coastal location has been a magnet for some of the most revered realist painters in US art. Edward Hopper and Emil Gruppe are examples. It has as well been a catalyst for the progressive ideas of Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Theresa Bernstein, Milton Avery and Nell Blaine, among others. Today, Rocky Neck continues to attract artists and art lovers to a thriving, creative community. Telephone: 978-515-7004.

Update From Osprey Nest Cam: At Least Two Chicks Have Hatched

Just as Dave Rimmer predicted, the osprey chicks are beginning to hatch at the Lobsta Land nest. As of this morning (Wed June 8), there appear to be at least two hatched and active in the nest with Annie and Squam. It’s very exciting and somewhat addicting to watch the Essex Greenbelt Osprey Cam. One more chick is expected to hatch very soon.


It’s down to the top winner in each group. I’m sitting in last place at 5th in my group. So it’s VOTE TIME! A free vote on Facebook, or “spicy votes” for a buck! All proceeds go to the James Beard Foundation. I need the push!!! Or it’s curtains for me!!! Thanks so much peeps!!! Let’s bring it home and smoke some meats!!!

Come See Annie Kids at Plum Cove Elementary school #GloucesterMA June 9, 10

Great notice and wonderful Paul Bilodeau rehearsal photos in the Gloucester Daily Times today! Performances this week on Thursday, June 9, and Friday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are FREE but reservations necessary

Read the article and see more photographs here

Front page Gloucester Daily Times June 8, 2022

Plum Cove Elementary School: Spring 2022 musical performed by 4th and 5th grade students under the direction of Heidi Dallin. The photo caption notes Miss Hannigan played by Evelyn Taplett and Annie played by Bianca Numerosi.

Can you remember an elementary school performance or arts educator*? Chances are if you attended elementary school in Gloucester, you can. Gloucester has a long, strong and colorful history of professional theater artists enriching community theater for young and old, and prioritizing arts education in area schools. It’s no surprise that East Gloucester Elementary School (EGS)– only blocks away from Rocky Neck and former sites of Atwoods’ Playhouse-on-the-Moors, Little Theater, and Bass Rocks Theater–included a theater and stadium seating for little ones right in the school. Productions have been mounted in all the schools, and evidence shows year round activity in some decades. Poets and playwrights, choreographers, industry professionals (stage direction, lighting, costume design, etc), and insiders engage and collaborate. Nan Webber inspired generations at the GHS drama department and on Cape Ann. Heidi Dallin has devoted 30+ years to youth theater development.

Congratulations to all involved with this Annie Kids production! Enjoy this magic time.

*note: I don’t, but I did not grow up here. A couple of early memories that come to mind are the children’s museum recycle arts and crafts shop (fill a shopping bag), and seeing the Fantasticks at Priscilla Beach Theater, Plymouth, MA, summer vacation ca.1972-74.

Cruising Around

I was enjoying a quick drink with a few friends early Monday evening at Decklyn’s and looked up just in time to see this small cruise ship heading silently to the cruise port. I was struck by how quietly it was slipping by. If I hadn’t looked towards the harbor at that moment I wouldn’t have even known it was there. Welcome to Gloucester.