The obsession continues but cannot help myself. As I was leaving the gym on Monday evening this is what the sun set looked like. You can tell the clouds were coming in for the little snow we had on Tuesday.
The sunsets are so wonderful this time of the year. Also FYI, the days are getting longer. YEAH
I cannot help myself
On Wednesday the weather was typical New England, started off sunny, then rain and it cleared up for an amazing sunset. Oh also it turned really cold, but love it anyway.
When the sun starts to go down the sky turns such a beautiful color. Love going to Magnolia Landing to take some photos. The photo below took from Shore Road.
Magnolia Harbor and Coolidge Point at Sunset with crazy clouds.
On Saturday it rained most of the day but when the sun broke through it made for a beautiful dusk.
As I was emptying the butt butlers in Magnolia the harbor looked so pretty. Also thank you all for using the butt butlers instead of throwing them on the ground.
postcards from my collection- Coolidge Marble Palace, Magnolia, MA and Coolidge Italian Gardens, Magnolia, MA
enjoy press release from Cape Ann Museum below:
SAVE THE DATE: June 23 at 10:00 a.m.
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (June 13, 2018) – The Cape Ann Museum and Historic New England are pleased to present a special lecture about Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, on Saturday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m. at Coolidge Point: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Manchester, MA. This program is $15 for CAM/HNE members or $20 nonmembers. Advance purchase of tickets is required. Space is limited. Visit capeannmuseum.org or historicnewengland.org for more information, or call 978-283-0455 x10.
Thomas Jefferson Coolidge: A Man Ahead of His Time, presented by William R. Cross, spotlights the 19th century industrialist whose vision and generosity shape Manchester and New England to this day. Discover the history of Coolidge’s “wild promontory,” which he shaped into one of the most beautiful places in Massachusetts. Following the lecture, enjoy a visit to the grounds of Historic New England’s most recent acquisition; light refreshments provided.
William R. Cross is a member of the Board of the Cape Ann Museum with a deep knowledge of the 19th century history of Manchester and of Cape Ann. A longtime public and private equity investor, he now serves as a consultant to various museums, and writes and lectures on art and local history. He also serves on the Board of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, and has served in the past on many other for-profit and not-for-profit boards, including those of Christ Church (Hamilton, MA), Christians in the Visual Arts (Madison, WI), and the Museum of Biblical Art (aka MOBIA, formerly New York, NY). He received his BA from Yale College magna cum laude, and his MBA from Harvard University. He resides in Manchester with his wife Ellen; they are the proud parents of two grown sons.
Coolidge Point: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is located at 9 Coolidge Point, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944. Several special public programs will be held there this summer. It is one of more than three dozen historic sites owned and operated by Historic New England, the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation. Historic New England saves and shares New England’s past to engage and inform present and future generations. Historic New England engages diverse audiences in developing a deeper understanding and enjoyment of New England home life by being the national leader in collecting, preserving, and using significant buildings, landscapes, archives, stories, and objects from the past to today.
So lucky and blessed to take a walk down this beautiful road with an amazing view.
He’s counted five total today.
“The whales are around this morning; I saw the spouts around 9:00, relatively farther offshore. Yesterday they were in the vicinity all day, with one cruising between Magnolia and Kettle Island around noon, and all within view of the naked eye. Lots of people with binoculars, telescopes, cameras. As I mentioned in my post, at least one whale has a dorsal fin, which right whales apparently do not.”
“Please do remind everyone that it’s a stiff fine if one approaches them. Yesterday there were several kayakers and at least one paddle boarder who went out, and one sailboat too. The lobstermen seem to be observing the rule with care, as I haven’t seen very many.”
I look forward to seeing the Magnolia photographs and hearing more spectator reactions. What a gift this spring. Thanks so much for writing, David.
Yesterday I received a survey email from NOAA asking about the whale that I saw off of Shore Road and Rafe’s Chasm. They saw the information of Good Morning Gloucester. Sent NOAA the grainy photos, wish they were better but with the rain and wind it was not easy to get a decent photo. Also sent them the times of the sightings. Today I received the email below. We are lucky to have Ocean Alliance right here in Gloucester and Iain Kerr came over. https://www.whale.org/
Mariners are urged to use caution and proceed at safe speeds in areas used by right whales. Federal law prohibits operating vessels 65 feet or greater in excess of 10 knots in certain areas and times along the US east coast. Approaching right whales closer than 500 yards is a violation of federal and state law.
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT ACTIVE DMA ZONES AND SHIP STRIKE REDUCTION
DETAILS OF SIGHTINGS CAN BE VIEWED AT:
DETAILS OF ACOUSTIC DETECTIONS FROM CORNELL UNIVERSITY:
***NEW NUMBER TO REPORT RIGHT WHALE SIGHTINGS IS 866.755.NOAA***
Right Whale Sighting Advisory System
A fickle spring this certainly has been. The clouds near sunset seemed to telling a story.
New obsession, the huge waves in Gloucester. It makes you wonder how something so beautiful can also be very destructive. Took some photos on Monday from The Back Shore and Shore Road.