... and patiently humor me while we park in between the Dunkin Donuts and the auto parts store, and uncomplainingly walk the long path past salvage yards and the like - well, this will be your reward. And we will have it all to ourselves.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Sometimes you need a change of scenery - to hit the reset button on your day and step onto a different path.
And that's just what we did this afternoon. I'm looking forward to sharing the photos over the next few days.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Our weather has been all over the place lately - sunny and hot careening headlong into cloudy and cold, then back into humidity followed by today's crash into rain and mist.
But raindrops are like jewels - aren't they?
Sunday, September 26, 2010
You have my husband to thank for this bonus photo today - he decided he wanted to go for a post-dinner drive down to the water, where we came upon this parachute surfer skimming along the choppy waves at Minot Beach.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
"Here lyes the body of Mr. Jerimiah Cushing Pastor of a Church of Christ at the Northerly part of Scittuate who departed this life March the 22nd 1705/6 in the 50 year of his age"
This grave in the Men of Kent Cemetery on Meeting House Lane isn't one of the oldest, but it's in excellent shape and has amazing detail on its face.
The Men of Kent Cemetery was established around 1624 and is the town's first burial site. The town's meetinghouse was built on this location in 1636; it no longer stands, but the graves remain.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
At first blush, this may seem like an odd choice for today's Scituate Daily Photo post. But allow me to explain...
This is Ivy. She is one year old and came to us from the Scituate Animal Shelter, where she was the tiniest kitten in her litter. When she first came to her forever home we called her "Itty Bitty Kitty" but as she grew older we decided a more dignified name was in order.
Ivy thinks the computer is fascinating. She takes special delight in supervising the downloading and uploading of photos. And over the past nine months, she has supervised every Scituate Daily Photo post.
So I thought she earned a place among those photos, seeing as how she's basically the mascot of this project.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
In the summer, this place is hopping. With picnic benches on the patio overlooking Front Street, it's a great place to sit and eat your ice and watch the world go by... but now it's September, and you can have a whole patio to yourself even on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I stepped out my door to get the mail this afternoon and was confronted with a practically schizophrenic sky. Those dark clouds looked threatening but it was all bluster and no storm - the blue skies prevailed.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
"The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter."
- Mark Twain
This picture is from September 3rd. Earl was approaching our coastline and the wind and the surf were howling... and this group of young men jumped into the wild waves and played football. They laughed as they were knocked over and found their feet again. They reveled in the storm.
If there is one thing I could wish for you all on today, it is laughter. It is joy. It is fiercely, willfully, gleefully embracing life even as the storm hovers on our shore.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Every year the Scituate Beach Association throws a parade on Labor Day weekend to celebrate the season that was - and as the sign on the van says, "What happens in Sand Hills stays in Sand Hills."
Happy Labor Day everyone... I hope that this year's summer memories are wonderful ones.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
As Earl makes his progress up the Eastern seaboard he's losing strength. The latest forecast indicates that by the time he reaches Nantucket he'll be a hurricane no more, just an angry tropical storm throwing rain and wind our way.
If you look closely at this picture, you'll notice several young men in the water. They were laughing and shouting gleefully as they tossed a football in the surf. Waves and wind and defiant joy... laughing away a hurricane.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Another trip to Minot tonight and the surf is definitely up. All up and down the coast of Massachusetts, riptides and strong waves are closing beaches and making people nervous as Hurricane Earl approaches. The forecasts are still all over the place and the meteorologists are having quite a time trying to predict the storm's path.