Spring time in Gloucester! Right whales visible from the shore May 5 and May 6, 2022. Not as close as 2018, but we could still hear the blows!
video snippets (3.5 min)
Donna Ardizzoni posted about the (humpback) whales off Magnolia last week.
Four wild turkeys paraded through the neighborhood.
Photo description: wild turkeys spring courtship time. Striking big male displaying with three disinterested females. They were busy foraging and moving out while he was strutting. One female was momentarily distracted by its own reflection in the front bumper of a parked car. (photos: c. ryan)
Last March I saw 18 cross Thatcher Road, between Good Harbor Beach and Long Beach Dairy Maid, just past Witham.
April 3, 2022 – sunrise behind Milk Island, views from Long Beach, and Good Harbor
Winter walks and drives after snow storms February 15 and February 26, Gloucester, Mass.
on the morning after snowstorm left 8-10″
Thinking about all the colors in snow with light and shadow, and artists impressions of white, prompted a brief mission to Cape Ann Museum followed by a Rockport confirmation pass. (I know the Motif has been rebuilt and situated, and the Hibbard hill is fancy. Still. The thrill of tracing is immediate here!)
Cape Ann and Monhegan Island Vistas, CAM temporary exhibition did not disappoint and marked a rare stop since pre-covid. In January 2021 I was masked and looking at another Hibbard on display at CAM.
artists specific to this post – Aldro Hibbard, Henry Martin Gasser, Don Stone
February 6, 2022 – about 8 AM.
A bright winter morning. Snowing. 10 degrees.
winter octopus fence with snow pile like sea foam
Snowing Long Beach – circle view
Goose down– and goose up :). Vid. clip geese dropping down to marsh behind the Long Beach cottages
Feb. 5, 2022 Long Beach (Rockport and Gloucester, MA.) snapshots about 8am.
Stone and metal surfaces are ice blasted with a fresh snow dusting 1/2″ – 2″ between Long Beach and Good Harbor Beach. By daylight, the coastal rocky shoreline between the beaches would normally reveal a highway of wildlife tracks and drama. There were none today which means the rocks are thick slick coated. Instead it’s the natural surfaces- -grass, sand, brush– worn and riveted. When they’re not icy, wildlife favor those bare surfaces.
View out the windows- glazing is ice blasted
ice, ice railing | pics show metal, glass and stone vs. grass, sand, etc to give an idea of what’s out there
Want to identify local wildlife from winter tracks in the snow?
Wonderful children’s picture book
Let’s Go! Animal Tracks in the Snow! by Diane Polley with illustration by Marion Hall
and pocket guide by http://www.masswildlife.org
Don’t see that everday. Digging out after the storm.
January 30, 2022. Gloucester, Ma. 730am. Snapshots. C.Ryan: Long Beach, Cape Ann Motor Inn, Thacher Road, Brier Neck Good Harbor Beach, Salt Island Road, Great Marsh oxbow behind Good Harbor Beach , Centennial, Boulevard, Duncan, Fitz Henry Lane / Harbor Loop,
Everywhere city and residents digging out.
FHL sledding 😉
–More coming —
Gloucester, MA.Long Beach.
We are 1 of 106,169 (climbing as I type this) in Massachusetts that has lost power. Approx. 1:20pm.
Gloucester, MA 10-11am white out walk. snapshots and video clips: Naomi Drive. Rockport Road. Salt Island Road. Brier Neck. Good Harbor Beach Inn. Good Harbor Beach. Thacher Road.
White out walk. Strong winds on the coast are keeping the snow inches down, and everywhere swaths of bare ground alternate with drifts ankle high to mid thigh. Snow walls are building at intersections as the busy plows stay ahead of this heavy winter battering.
Answer below break.
a few snapshots and video clips from Gloucester, MA. 7:15AM (about an hour before high tide) you can click to enlarge and increase video resolution – c. ryan
Birds are tinier than the seaweed gusting past.
sanderlings might be easier to spot in this one
Gloucester DPW has been by at least twice since 5am. The wind is swirling in all directions so the accumulation is blasted from surfaces.
MEMA power outages map shows about 23,000+ without power as of 8:11am
7:30 AM | 8:50 AM | 9:30 AM | 10:30 AM
—sorry can’t get video to load– internet keeps dropping-–
Tide light touched Long Beach seawall 8:15
winter walk Long Beach 1/9/2022
hint of the partial sunrise rainbow behind the cottages
Little pink houses
photos- views Long Beach Gloucester-Rockport. 9AM- with temperature hovering 32 mix snow and rain
“C” is for Christmas. Long Beach, Dec. 25, 2021
photos: c. ryan. December 2021
photos: Gloucester Harbor
photo (click to enlarge) Long Beach Gloucester & Rockport, MA
Walking on Long Beach 11/24/2021 – Steady waves. Light on sea spray rainbows (a watched pot never boils…) November surfers.
vid clip Long Beach 11/24/2021- November rainbow sea spray; love when sunlight breaks through spin drifts– tossed rainbows. Faint and infrequent this day.
Long Beach November surfing GIFs and vid. clip-
Who is the sunset soprano? Gorgeous!