Monthly Archives: May 2014
This was one of my favorite films from the Red Shed Film Festival. I think after viewing, you’ll see why. Hit the V icon in the lower right hand corner to view larger.
A film by Henry Ferrini, Gloucester Mass., linking the artists of Rocky Neck Art Colony, past and present.
I’ve never seen this many baby pine cones before. Looks like we’re in for a bumper crop this year. I wonder what that portends for next winter. They are pretty cool looking.
The band Noctambule is from San Francisco.
It consists of a husband and wife duo, Bruce Victor and Marla Fibish.
Marla is the leading exponent of the Irish mandolin style.
Check out last Friday’s Fodor’s article listing Gloucester in their 15 of New England’s Most Picturesque Towns. Here’s what they say about Gloucester
About an hour north of Boston on Cape Ann, Gloucester is the country’s oldest seaport and predates Boston and Salem. It was established as an English settlement in 1623, and today you can visit historic houses like the Cape Ann Historical Association. Gloucester’s scenic beauty has attracted many artists, including Winslow Homer, William Morris Hunt, Mark Rothko, Maurice Prendergast, and Edward Hopper. The Rocky Neck Art Colony—the first settled artist colony in the U.S.—has many contemporary artist studios and galleries.
Who knew! Well, I, for one, did not. I am quite certain, however, that some of GMG’s savvy followers are well aware of this problem, but it was news to me!
While some of the video footage of these highflying Asian Carp pelting boaters near the Great Lakes may seem funny at first, evidently this is a huge problem and a cause for great concern.
Not to make light, but it was hard to not envision this happening to us while boating down the Annisquam River or in the waters of Gloucester or Rockport Harbor. Not sure what I would do. It also reminded me of the time that we were fishing in the Sea of Cortez and I asked the captain, “What type of bird are those that are flying in and out of the water?” only to be answer with a giggle and, “Well, those swimming birds are actually flying fish.” I blame it on the coronas.
Article on Chicago’s Looming Asian Carp Problem
Disclaimer: Please forgive the language on this one. If you’re easily offended, turn down the volume. But this video shows how extreme this carp onslaught can be!
Faithfully wearing my GMG hat in Vashkovo village, Ushachi district, Vitebsk region, Republic of Belarus! (That’s a “sanatorium” in the background.) Helping needy people and having a blast! See you at NewThing.net!
Fudge Brownie Bars with Salted Caramel Pretzel Crust And Chocolate Ganache Frosting
My mother and daughter Amanda are currently obsessed with all things Salted Caramel. When I spotted this bag of Salted Caramel Pretzels in snack aisle at Market Basket I immediately thought of them, and tossed a bag into my grocery cart. On my drive home from the store I began creating this recipe in my head… and as soon as the groceries were put away, I began baking. Latter that night I served my mother and family with these heavenly Fudge Brownie Bars for dessert….they were a big hit that night, and an even bigger hit this past weekend at a friends BBQ.
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Marine Forecast …
Tue NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Tue Night NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Cool / Raw low clouds and Fog with a gusty NE Wind 15-25mph! Highs in the Lower 50’s to Upper 40’s… Few showers possible with Back Door Cold Front first thing in the morning …Tuesday Night cool / fog / drizzle and gusty NE winds 15-25mph .. Lows in the upper 40’s!
Hourly Forecast ….