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Enjoying Cape Cod

Continuing my vacation… Visiting a friend on Cape Cod!

Lovely beach!

The prettiest house on this beach, in my opinion, is this one:

There’s nothing like the feeling of the waves tickling your toes!

A perfect beach day!

Cape Cod is a lovely place to visit! But I’m still glad I live on “the other cape”…  When I get back to Gloucester I am going to have to do a beach walk and get some nice photos!

- Matthew Green

Enjoying vacation in New York State

I’m sorry to have missed the  Gloucester Street Bazaar, but I’m off having a grand old time with family in New York State.  This is part 1 of a 2-part vacation, so I won’t be back with new Gloucester photos for a few days.  In the meantime, here is a taste of a Hutchings’ (my mother’s side of the family) get-together!

Beautiful landscapes:

Family photos:

My father and I

My cool cousin Kevin and I

Going over vintage family photos:

My grandma with her cat

And of course I’m doing origami, but I already posted some of those photos… and more will be showing up soon!

- Matthew Green

 

 

GloucesterCast Podcast 4/25/13 With Guest Kim Smith

GloucesterCast Podcast Taped 4/25/13 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guest Kim Smith

Click to listen- With Host Joey C and Guest Father Matthew Green

Topics Include:

Spring, Planting, Mayor’s Poll On Good Harbor Beach Footbridge, Kim’s Black Swallowtail Butterfly Movie, Community Milkweed Planting Project, Kim’s Prius, Paul Morrison and Coyotes, Duckworth’s Bistrot, Craig Kimberley’s Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Premiere at The farm Bar and Grille, Feeling Like Your Live On Vacation In Gloucester

Luminous French architecture

 

Several people have recently mentioned how much they enjoy my photos from Paris. Here are a few more!

Gothic architecture often gets a bad rap as being dark and gloomy. It can be dark and gloomy at night, but during the day it can be gloriously illuminated by the sunlight streaming through the high stained glass windows. Here are some photos I took in the church of St. Eustache in Paris last October which help illustrate that fact.  It was built after the Gothic period properly speaking (as the Corinthian columns attest), but still follows the overall style.

 

 

Although the nooks and crannies can still be dark by our standards, the progress made in building technology at that point in history allowed Gothic buildings to make better use of natural light in large buildings than had been done in centuries.

- Fr. Matthew Green

Can we get this at the McDonald’s on Maplewood?

Wouldn’t it be nice if the local McDonald’s sold locally made Italian pastries? Something like this:

Yes, that’s a pastry counter at a McDonalds! More specifically, in the “McCafé” part of a McDonald’s in the Les Halles shopping center in Paris:

Lots of neat stores, but nowhere near as beautiful as the older architecture.  Here’s a McDonald’s sign in a more traditional setting in Paris, the Rue de Rivoli:

As you can see, I’m still working my way through the photos of my vacation last October…

- Fr. Matthew Green

One of life’s great mysteries. ..

Inevitably every vacation no matter where the destination this scene plays out-

We set up on the beach, tip the guy to bring the umbrella and table set-up and settle in for a tough day.  We walk to the most remote location early on not wishing to be on top of other folks.

And inevitably, like every single vacation t here will be some couple or family that despite having the entire beach and s ton of empty chairs decides to set themselves up 3 or 4 feet away.

It’s mindblowing.  The Mrs just looks at me with that “Really”? look.  An entire beach empty, at 3:45PM.  Not like the whole beach was crowded all day long and everyone else left but us and them so that’s how it turned out that way. We were basically alone on an island and they decided to get all up in our space.

Must be Midwesterners that don’t get beach ettiquette, no?
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Fish Folding, and Candles in St. Sulpice in Paris

Hope to see you today for fish folding at The Hive! (Buoy painting is going on at Art Haven, so we’re keeping the paper and the paint separate.)  The origami tree is practically ready! David, Mary Ann, and I added more layers last night to get it to a good height. We’d go further but we ran out of the right kind of paper…

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So, now it’s fish time! Although we’re recommending the “twist fish” by Gay Merrill Gross because it’s quick and easy, any origami fish folded from one uncut piece of paper will be accepted.

I am working little by little through my photos from vacation in France… This one is appropriate for today, Dec. 8, on which Catholics celebrate a Marian feast day, the Immaculate Conception.

A beautiful church!

- Fr. Matthew Green

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