This monument was erected by the town of Scituate in memory of its soldiers and sailors, 1861-1865. It stands on the town green by First Parish Road.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
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Peggotty Beach is a barrier beach which is eroding more every year. This cottage is one of many sited on Town Road Extension - a road that the Atlantic reclaims in a stormy surge every time the town clears it of rocks and sand.
Most of the cottages are summer residences and are boarded up in the off season. A number of them have pull-down stairs for access to their porches; they are up now, like drawbridges leading to castles on the shifting sands.
Life on a barrier beach is a lesson in letting go - or a lesson in holding on. It's all in the perspective.
Monday, February 22, 2010
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* About Monochrome Mondays... I am in love with color these days, so I'll be an intermittent participant in this particular weekly theme!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
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And if you cross this little foot bridge, you will find yourself in the midst of the Mann Farmhouse Wildflower Garden. In February there's a dearth of blooms - but it is nevertheless a beautiful spot, and one I'm looking forward to photographing come springtime!
Scituate has taken advantage of the Community Preservation Act, which aims to preserve open space, historic buildings and landscapes in communities throughout Massachusetts, and we all benefit.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Bailey's is in Scituate Harbor. I love this neon sign above its front door.
If you're from New England, you know exactly what a package store is and you've made packie runs yourself. But outside of our area, you might be a little confused!
A package store sells liquor and if you're doing a packie run you're going to pick up some beer or other alcoholic beverages. Mind you, you have to say it right - "Ya wanna make a packie run down the hahbah? We're outta beah." (Translation: Would you like to go to the liquor store in the Harbor? We've run out of beer.)
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Today was an absolutely lovely day here in Scituate, with clear blue skies. Tomorrow will be an entirely different story, with a major storm barreling its way towards us!
Today's picture is of the Mann Farmhouse, which is a Scituate Historical Society museum. Richard Mann came to Scituate in 1636 and several generations of his family lived in this house, which was built in the late 1800s. I'm looking forward to photographing the wildflower garden which has been laid out by the Scituate Garden Club on the Mann Farmhouse grounds.
Monday, February 8, 2010
And so my picture for the day is a very simple photo, taken with a cellphone, of a day at the beach. Today I give you warm sunlight, the smell of salt in the air, seagulls crying and a child splashing with great delight through the waves.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Many commuters take advantage of the Greenbush line, a commuter rail train which began service into Boston on Halloween of 2007. Prior to the commuter rail, the track beds had been train-free since 1959.
This train is leaving North Scituate on a cold and snowy morning, bringing workers into the city for another working day.
Friday, February 5, 2010
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Mt. Hope Cemetery is one of 15 burial sites in Scituate and it is far from the oldest in town. In fact, a 2007 survey of Scituate's cemeteries refers to Mount Hope as "modern."
Monday, February 1, 2010
Today is Theme Day in the City Daily Photo community, and this month's theme is wood. I liked the contrast of this sign against the shingles of the building. To see other theme day photos from around the world, click here.
You might look at the sign and wonder about its meaning. The Massachusetts Human Society was created in 1785 in response to the many shipwrecks along our coast. Survivors of such wrecks who made it ashore often found themselves at the mercy of the elements and froze to death before help arrived. The Mass. Humane Society built huts to provide shelter for those poor souls, and one of the very first such structures was placed here in Scituate.
You might find the following links of interest:
Maritime and Irish Mossing Museum
National Park Services - Lighthouse & Lifesaving Stations
Hull Lifesaving Museum