Monthly Archives: May 2014
To all the beautiful, hard-loving and hard-working Moms, daughters, best friends, sisters, grandmas, and aunts ~
Happy Mother’s Day!
No group of trees and shrubs is more favorably known or more highly appreciated in gardens than magnolias, and no group produces larger or more abundant blossoms.” ~ Ernest “Chinese” Wilson, botanist and plant explorer
Do you have a favorite flowering tree? If I had to chose just one, which would be very, very difficult because I LOVE all flowering tress, it might just be the Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia soulangeana). But ask me again when the dogwoods are in bloom! I would love to know what is your favorite spring blooming tree. Write in the comment section and let us know. And send a photo, too, if you’d like. Thanks!
Global climate change is causing extremes in weather worldwide. The horticultural problems created by a spring cycle of freezing-thawing-freezing temperatures are only going to increase. The gardener’s best defense is to plant species that can withstand these new horticultural parameters. I find the Saucer Magnolia, which blooms later than the Star Magnolia, a much better choice for New England gardens, where spring is fleeting at best and tree blossoms are often quickly ruined by frost.
By Lisa McVeigh
It is not a rooster
nor an alarm clock
that wakens me,
That lifts me out of my peaceful
to the bright new day
It is my senses calling me –
Proclaiming the beauty
Of the Cove in all its wonder
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I don’t know if these are a variety of fiddlehead ferns or exactly what they are, but they remind me of a mob of meerkats on watch.
Does your Mom ROCK? Then Dance with her to ENTRAIN tonight at 8 and help restore Gloucester’s UU Meetinghouse
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I’m a sucker for ricotta on my pizza…or on anything else for that matter. We ordered a pizza from Mike’s Place in Gloucester the other night and it was unbelievable. I’ve been jonesing for some sweet sauce pizza since one of GMG’s podcasts months ago that discussed a theory on favorite pizzas and it was finally my turn to pick the pizza. So ridiculously yummy…
Breaded eggplant, caramelized onions, ricotta and mozzarella with Mike’s favorite-sweet pizza sauce
Anyone know who the Captain is?
Carrot Cake Marmalade
This recipe was created several years ago to use up an abundance of carrots from my farm share at Applenton Farms. It has become a recipe I make through out the year. A jar of Carrot Cake Marmalade make a great hostess gift, and easy appetizer to assemble and serve to unexpected company! Visit Laura at The Cave on Main Street today open 9-5 for this yummy Chevre Cheese shown in the photo below.
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M S FOLEY STONEWORKS
If you don’t get your mom an M S Foley Stoneworks sculpture or kitchen item, she is gonna be rip-roarin, foot-stamping, pan throwing, rolling pin wielding pissed off. Special Saturday hours this week. Call between 9 & 5. Items from $20 on up. Put a smile on mom’s face! (Or you may live to regret it.) http://www.msfoleystoneworks.com/
Marine Forecast :
Sat S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog. Scattered showers. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Sat Night SW winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun W winds around 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Sun Night SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Weekend is Looking great , temps 70’s to perhaps low 80’s and muggy .. Saturday could be a toss up how ever with a warm front stuck near by few showers and Clouds maybe patchy fog and drizzle near the coast especially Saturday morning .. Winds light from the south east 5-10mph becoming south 15-25mph and gusty late afternoon … Lows in the low 50’s Saturday and Sunday Night.. Mother’s Day looks Spectacular with plenty of Sunshine temps near 80°.. Chance of a T-storm late …
Beach Forecast : Saturday Sun Index 5
Water temp 47°
Wind SSE 5-25mph
Beach Forecast : Sunday Sun Index 7
Water Temp 47°
Seas 3-4 ft
Wind SSW 20-25mph
Hourly Forecast :