Fall is in the Air

Rockport, MA

Waking up this morning, one could definitely tell that fall is in the air, as it’s starting to get a bit chilly. It’s supposed to be hot this upcoming weekend though. Pretty soon the leaves should change and be starting to fall off the trees. Not sure if the colder weather is doing anything great for my gimpy knee. I’ve been trying to work it out slowly. Seems to be getting a little better – mostly going down stairs is the toughest part right now.

From the archives: A fall scene from 2015.

Anyways, about this shot – how many creatures can you spot in it and of what species? There’s quite a few! I believe this was taken from a water body alongside a major road in Braintree of all places – proving to me that you can pretty much find beauty in most places if you just take the time to look!

Couple of Small Updates

Let’s see. I sent in one of my Gloucester photos for possible inclusion into a future Cape Ann Calendar. Of course, the editors would have to think it was worthy of putting in there but I figured I’d give it a shot and see what happens. We’ll see – I’ll be sure to announce it here if it actually happens.

The Painted Lady Butter – seen at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, MA.

A while back I had mentioned that a bunny in the back yard (nicknamed Brazen because she seemed rather brave to me) was building some sort of nest under a hydrangea by the back patio. I’ve checked the area and the nest is still there, covered up with leaves and straw, but remains empty, and I haven’t seen the rabbit in a while. It may be possible that she decided not to use it, which is rather unfortunate. I’ll keep checking now and then to keep tabs on it but it may not be happening there.

My knee is starting to feel a little better, but damn, I’m still hobbling around. I guess I’m not as mobile as I used to be, getting older and all. That kinda sucks.

Sean the pumpkin is really coming along – although the little pumpkin growing on the vine is still la yellow color. When does it start turning orange? Googling around it says they should get sun – I may need to pair back a leaf or two that seems to be obstructing it. There’s also another pumpkin starting to form further on down the vine as well, although that one is still very small.

Gloucester Day Trip!

Snorkeling at Half Moon Beach
More Snorkeling (who knew?)
Stage Fort Park
Stage Fort Park (after this we spent some time at Good Harbor beach).
Bass Rocks near where I fell and banged up my knee (ouch). (After hanging at Good Harbor for a couple hours). I’ll be limping for a little bit but thankfully, none the worse for wear.

Rainy Saturday

Swung by Earth-1 this morning to take care of some stuff. While I was paying a bill, I headed into the bookstore next store and picked up a copy of a new book, The Known, The Secret, the Forgotten: A Memoir by Joan Wheelis. It’s even an autographed copy. I had this one on my Goodreads for a while, it sounded pretty good so I decided to give it a shot – so that’s my current reading assignment.

It is ridiculously difficult to get around Somerville with all the construction going on . I literally could not get to where I wanted to due to Beacon Street being closed, so I had to go to Porter Square instead (by way of Harvard Sq.) – which is how I ended up at the bookstore.

Friday the 13th

Meadow Brook Pond, Norton, MA (Sept. 2019)

We had a special guest over the house today and she was amazed at the photos I had taken (she saw the printed glass shots I have around the house and probably some on my Insta account). She said I should be selling these things. She’s probably right. I need someone to assist me in this endeavor!

Television Evenings

This shot just screams “Boston” to me.

Ended up watching the TV version of IT last night, having only seen bits and pieces of it over the years and thinking it was corny. But actually, when you watch it straight from On Demand, it actually wasn’t all that bad! I always figured John Ritter was playing the lead character, but he actually doesn’t.

Cobble Streets

Acorn Street Again.

This atmospheric cobblestone alleyway is Boston’s famous narrowest street. It was once home to artisans and to the service people who worked for the adjacent mansion dwellers. On the north side of the street, brick walls enclose examples of Beacon Hill’s hidden gardens.


Boston Harbor, 2019.

Saw It Part 2 yesterday. It was ok, I think I liked part 1 a lot better.

My New Record!

My new album is out! Go check it out on Spotify, ITunes, and record stores everywhere!

In other news, I went ahead and ordered a Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens for my camera to try my hand at some wide angle shots. Total impulse buy, but it was on a killer sale so I popped on it. Might be kinda cool for some scenic shots – we’ll see. I’ll probably need to get a bigger bag at some point – carrying around three lenses is getting to be a bit much to carry!