So peaceful on a late summer morning.
So peaceful on a late summer morning.
Another beautiful late afternoon at the beach. We are so blessed.
The clouds and sun made for a beautiful late afternoon beach day.
Grateful I can go to the beach everyday.
Shore Road on Wednesday was beautiful. So grateful I can walk to the beach.
Try to get to beach everyday to sit and read. This week had to wear a parka and hat, and of course social distancing love to sit at the beach and read and relax.
Feeling grateful for the ocean air. Went to the beach to read on Tuesday after work keeping social distancing.
It may have been September 9, 2019 but the beach is still calling me.
The beach is ready, flowers planted, time for swimming, kayaking, standup paddle and sun bathing.
On Monday spent sometime at the beach. Feeling so blessed.
Late in the day had to go to my Happy Place the beach. My feet were happy to have them soothing in the ocean.
When one Snowy Owl boy left his perch and flew within several feet of a second Snowy stationed further down the beach I wasn’t sure what to expect, especially after witnessing several territorial battles between Hedwig and Bubo last winter, as well as a Snowy dispute between a male and female at Crane Beach.
These two behaved as if they were expecting a visit from their best bud. After landing next to the stationary one, the active one immediately began to eat seaweed. This went on for several minutes.
Then he washed his big feet and fluffed his feathers. Both nodded and dozed off, like it was the most normal thing to hang with a Snowy bestie on the beach. They were spotted a few days later again, not too far apart 🙂
It’s that time of year dog poop litter altars…
all year (below= June 2018)
Top photo grid: first photo was one day in November when I saw 10 bags along the route. The rest are just a few snaps from one day 12/16/18. You can click the photos twice to enlarge them to full size from the wordpress mosaic format.
This summer I have been doing so many days of swimming, Rick thinks I am starting to morph into a sea mammals. The water has been terrific with wonderful sun and sand.
This is my obsession. Need to get a swim in almost every day. The beach takes away all my anxiety and the stresses of the day.
Winter, spring, summer and fall- beach paths, trails, sidewalks, boulders and streets are not immune to collections of remaindered dog poop bag offerings.
I assume this back windshield wiper tie off is temporary. However I’ve seen them on parked cars like this one in the Cape Ann Museum lot.
A Gloucester resident writes about this inconsiderate habit common in local…cemeteries. I have seen them there, too. Today’s paper July 9, 2018 Dog Owners should remove waste
Not just Gloucester. Friends are barking mad about dog poop on Manchester Singing Beach. A frustrated Rockport resident penned a letter to the editor May 2018 “The Dog Poop Saga” , Gloucester Daily Times.
Why is Gloucester providing bags at all especially at the newly completed Boulevard? They don’t seem to work.
Around the globe:
Along with consequences (taxes and fines), some communities try incentives beyond bags. New Taipei Taiwan unleashed a dog poop lottery: “Officials in New Taipei City say that more than 4,000 people have collected 14,500 bags of excrement. For each bag they turned in, they were given a lottery ticket. A woman in her 50s won the top prize – a gold ingot worth $2,200 (£1,400). The scheme was due to end in October, but officials said it had been so successful it had been extended…”
The Poop Problem: What to Do With 10 Million Tons of Dog Waste, op-ed, Live Science, April 2014 What’s wrong with scrap paper or newspaper? I used that in New York when Bags were not a thing.
Beach and going over to the Paint Factory for the amazing I Am More project, artist Amy Kerr.
I am More at the Paint Factory, Magnolia Library Indoor Yard Sale, and of course the beach.