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Lots of beauty in the details!
These were photographed in Dogtown.
P.S. I still have more 2nd hand stores to talk about! Coming soon!
I love sumac at this time of year! Great colors, textures and lines. From a photo walk in Dogtown with the participants in my photography workshop.
The Babson Boulders of Dogtown are one of the harder-to-find attractions in Gloucester; you have to download a map and go trekking through the woods. It’s well worth the walk, and can be a lot of fun (especially when it isn’t tick-and-mosquito season).
It was a gift from the artist, my friend Michael Foley. I don’t know of anyone else who makes these! You can see more of his work, including other “boulders”, on his website or on Facebook. He also has work at “The Art Nook” on Bearksin Neck.
As part of Earth Day Clean Up Cape Ann Trail Stewards organized a clean up along the trails around Goose Cove Resevoir.
For Today and the upcoming week’s Earth day Schedule around Cape Ann Click Here-
Click map for interactive information and send in your Earth Day Clean Up Pictures And I’ll attach them to the map and the blog!
Roger Davis reports:
On Sunday, the Cape Ann Trails Stewards organized a cleanup along the trails around and above the Goose Cove Reservoir. A number of people worked at cleaning up the service road around the reservoir (including at least a couple of dads with young sons). Patti Amaral reported collecting several bags of trash around the parking area at the entrance to Dogtown. These photos show the cleanup at an apparent party spot near the city’s compost area in Dogtown. A group of a dozen volunteers collected a dozen bags full of empty cans, bottles and litter. This area borders a sensitive vernal wetland, so it was good to see it cleaned up. It was good to see so many people stepping up to return our woodlands to its beautiful natural state.
Kudos to volunteers. Kudos for Cape Ann Trails Stewards. Keep your eyes open for future activities of this newly organized volunteer group.
The scene after clean up.
Michael Dugan, the little boy in this 1975 photo, is now a senior VP at Forbes. His mother, Jean Dugan, suggests that he took the message on this boulder to heart!
This classic photo comes courtesy of Jean Dugan, one of the parishioners at Holy Family Parish. I’d love to do a series of photos of each boulder with a person or object that typifies the word, like she has done here with “loyalty”! What could be better than a loyal dog in Dogtown on the “Loyalty” boulder?
I was trying to come up with something for a post for today, and could only come up with rough ideas I found in Dogtown…
Received these wonderful pictures from Silvie Lockerova from an event held at DogTown. On Saturday March 16th, 2013 at 1pm we had an organized eco-walk in the woods of DogTown. The event was sponsored by The Trustees of Reservations and Cape Ann Healing Center, guided by Ted Tarr and organized by Silvie Lockerova. The walk started by the main entrance of DogTown by the compost area. The large number of walkers proved the interest in history and nature of DogTown. Ted Tarr led people along the Babson Boulder Trail, through DogTown. At the end Ted Tarr invited walkers to join in the Cape Ann Trail Group supporting similar eco-walks on Cape Ann.
Babson strikes again!
… but not dark!
This past weekend we stumbled upon these Digital Dogtown Markers on the Dogtown Square trail. Each have a map with a QR code to scan. Each sign has information on the stops along the trail, similar to the signs on the Harborwalk around town. I didn’t have my phone on me, so I didn’t get to check it out for myself. Next time, I’ll bring my phone and see what I’m missing.
It was nice to get outside and enjoy the area. Coconut especially liked the walk. She climbed the giant boulders and rolled in the leaves. I made sure to check her good for ticks and luckily didn’t find any. We saw a few others on the trail; people riding bikes, dirt bikes, walking dogs and taking photos.
It’s nice to have such a peaceful escape so close to home.
UPDATE: From Linn Parisi: Alan Davis did this project towards his Eagle Scout Award. He did the research, organizing, etc. and did a great job.
Thanks Linn for a little more background. Great job Alan!