I love this house on Egypt Beach; raised on stilts, from a certain angle it looks like it's setting sail on a grassy sea...
Friday, March 30, 2012
I knew f I hung around the edge of the pond with the ducks long enough that the resident royal would come over to investigate.
Swans are a familiar sight around this neck of the woods; nesting pairs tend to return to the same spots year after year. A word to the wise - admire from a safe distance, because they can get very territorial if they feel their nest is being threatened, and those beautiful white wings can pack quite a wallop!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Don't you hate it when your day goes pear-shaped? Or your week, for that matter?
Stop and read the signs and remember where you are. Take a deep breath. And move on.
Side note for other City Daily Photo bloggers - April Theme Day is coming and the CDP portal is still down! Please visit this link - http://cdpbthemeday.blogspot.com.au/- for details on what's going on and how we can keep the Theme Day alive in the meantime. Pass it on!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
What with last week's record-breaking temperatures, the trips to the beach and the budding of the trees it was easy to get spring fever - but the elephant fountain on Lawson Common is still in its winter attire! This is, after all, New England - and it looks like we'll be spending most of our week in the forty degree range!
As a side note, traditionally Scituate Daily Photo has posted in the evening. For schedule reasons, I'm shifting to morning posts and hope that you will enjoy the change!
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
The day that this new story appeared, warning of the high risk of fire on the South Shore, a fire broke out in the woods by the Ellis Estate. These woods stretch from Country Way to Route 3A and are filled with walking trails.
A homeowner heard what sounded like the crackling of a bonfire and turned to the woods to discover flames clawing their way up the trees behind his house.
Fortunately the Scituate Fire Department was able to contain and douse the fire before it got out of control. An area about the size of half a football field was scorched - quite a contrast from the blooms and buds that dominated this week.
A few young men I ran into told me that there was a teepee on this spot before the fire.
There's not much left now.
Many thanks to Michael Page of HinghamWeather.com for his tweet about the fire.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The stone plaque is engraved, "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me brave in the attempt." This is the Special Olympics athlete's oath, but really, they are words we should all take to heart.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
These Irish Wolfhounds attracted a lot of attention along the parade route. While we were stopped and they decided to take a rest, this young man wandered up and I think the expression on his face says it all...!
For some great views of the parade, check out Kjeld Mahoney Photography's timelapse video , Danielle's photos over on Silver Pennies and the photo gallery on Boston.com!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
Tomorrow another leap towards spring as the temperatures rise and the sun emerges. Bring it on.
If I had wings no one would ask me should I fly
The bird sings, and no one asks her why.
I can see in myself wings as I feel them
If you see something else, keep your thoughts to yourself,
I'll fly free then.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
I love the possibilities of paths stretched out before you. Every step holds potential. Even the trails you've walked before can reveal something new on each outing. It's all there, just waiting- there are no secrets being kept from anyone with the patience to look and listen....
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Everyone's Irish in Scituate come St. Patrick's Day..., a photo by Ali Crehan on Flickr.
This little dog outside the Scituate Animal Shelter is ready for this weekend - because St. Patrick's Day is a big deal in the most Irish town in America. I will be marching with my fellow Scituate Animal Shelter volunteers in this Sunday's St. Patrick's Day parade. Be sure to give us a big wave!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
I now know the perfect cure for a Monday: lie down in a sunny field full of crocuses. If you rise to your feet feeling no better, then there's simply no helping you.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
There were small clumps of seaweed scattered along the beach at Humarock, like the trail a child leaves when coming into the house - here a shoe, there a jacket, here a lonely mitten - just dropped and forgotten along the tide line.
And a lonely starfish clung to this bit of seaweed, a tiny misplaced creature on a wide open expanse of sand.
"One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few." ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Snowfall, a photo by Ali Crehan on Flickr.
... and then if you drove to Peggotty Beach when the ocean was a half hour shy of high tide and this is what you saw waiting for you:
... would you do this?
If you were participating in the 4th annual St. Pat's Plunge and running into the ocean in early March was raising money for one of the best St. Patrick's Day parades in the state, then yes, you would!
Congratulations to all you plungers!
Friday, March 9, 2012
Four houses. Fifty mile per hour winds. Seven minutes. Six towns.
This is what remains of one of the houses in yesterday's fire in the Humarock section of Scituate. The blaze started in one home's kitchen, and the strong winds whipped it and fed it; within seven minutes three houses were fully engulfed. Firefighters from six towns came together to fight the blaze. Two houses have burned to their foundations and two are most likely total losses when all is said and done.
SANDS (Scituate Alliance for Natural Disaster Services) is collecting assistance for the families. Checks made payable to SANDS to PO Box 342, Scituate MA 02066. Gift cards are also welcome.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
coming to the farm in March
in sugaring time, as a small boy."
March in New England... T.S. Eliot wrote that "April is the cruelest month" but he was living in England at the time. To my mind, here in New England it's March that is capricious and unkind - buds emerging, sap quickening, blue skies brightening, while all the while your heart is steeling itself for that vicious storm of snow to come along and kick all your dreamy spring towers into a pile of rubble. April puts foundations under those towers but in March they are tottering still.
But whatever March may bring, the sap is running and Maple Sugar Days are here. It's true and it's real.
Oh, how I treasure what is true and what is real.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Every child who has spent time at the beach knows these - mermaid purses. I've also heard them called devil's purses, but I prefer the more fanciful name! These are actually the egg cases of skates and can be found scattered along the seashore. This one was on Humarock Beach.
Hmm. I seem to be on an egg case kick. Chalk it up to spring fever!
Friday, March 2, 2012
Remember our friend the praying mantis egg case? I made certain to go check on it during our little snow stormlet - sure it enough it was weatherproof and unmoved. I wonder if the mild winter will mean more babies come the spring?
Thursday, March 1, 2012
It's March 1st, and in the worldwide City Daily Photo community that means it's Theme Day! This month's theme is "Electricity."
I decided to dip back into the archives for today's photo, because it fit the theme so well. Every July the Knights of Columbus carnival comes to town and transforms Cole Parkway into a sea of whirling, flashing neon lights against the shore of a dark, warm summer sky.
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