In a case of the early bird not getting the worm that damaged asparagus (behind little stiffy) was likely the first up but I used an iron rake to clear the leaves a week ago and must have whacked it right in the cojones (that would be the apical meristem.)
Paul T Morrison
Sunday, 5:45AM Don’t see that every day. First time for me. I really need a second hand and Siri needs to tell me exactly when the sun rises. 5:46 does not cut it. Shot this between 5:45 AM and 5:46 AM. It has a greenish tint but it was really green about a third of a second before. Kool-Aid Lime green. Stella was not impressed.
Great Eastern heading north about 12 miles east had a good view.
This has been a burning GMG question for years now. Joey believes that anyone who uses red mulch is a sociopath, only sane people use black mulch. This is a photo of red and black mulch. Equal piles. I will be graphing the usage of the mulch over the next two weeks.
The problem is, this is right next to Fenway Park so we might find that only gardening sociopaths live in the Fenway area.
Five years since Rubber Duck and Homie met on that blustery day April 18, 2011. The Fifth is the wood anniversary. Homie gave Rubber Duck a carving of Homie. (Homie is a little self-centered.)
The following is a repost of Hpmie and Rubber Duck’s First Anniversary describing that fateful hook-up five years ago today.
I cannot believe it has only been one year since the Rubber Duck met Homie on a blustery day just like today, April 18, 2011. When I posted that first part of the Rubber Duck saga I was only joking about it being a twenty part series. Little did I know that maybe a hundred posts later the story is still not finished. To commemorate their anniversary I repost the first few chapters. Later this week will be an update of how Homie and Rubber Duck spent their day today. Part I posted April 18th, 2011: (This will be a twenty part series.) Part II posted April 19th, 2011: But first, the back story. Two lonely birds: But soon the connection was made and time stopped. ” “I am so out of here!” But Homie came back of course and took Rubber Duck all over. The Rockport Dump, Thacher Island lighthouse, Maine, Florida, meeting Santa when he arrived in Rockport, wine tasting at Passports, Duck Confit at Duckworth’s. Then, just a few months later, things got a little weird: Last sighting of RD was at the Spring Fling two weeks ago with rumors that she was at the Thirsty Golf contest at the DogBar last week when Joey caught her again staring at him. Flexilis anatidaephobia is the fear that a rubber duck is staring at you and Joey has got it bad.
Super bummed. My entire family wants to watch 15 episodes of Daredevil on Netflix tonight. Murder, mayhem. Awful. I want to watch Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday which is now streaming on Netflix!
It debuted at SXSW on Friday! Totally awesome. It has hot female bank robbers and balloons and two women fighting over Pee-Wee! OK, maybe not that last one. Ten farmer’s daughters. Yeah, that’s it.
Is anyone having a Pee-Wee viewing party tonight and can I be invited? I will bring Cheetos and Mister T cereal and tacos made in the basement of the Alamo! Can Rubber Duck come too?
If you click twice to embiggen, the horizon is just a wee bit chewed but what is causing most of it is that there were two oil barges out about ten miles and they were replicated a few times as the software tried to cope.
I will turn off my creepy Santa in the Attic if you take your Christmas wreath down. I moved back to New England 46 years ago and still haven’t figured this tradition out. Are you supposed to leave them up until Easter? Let’s start a new tradition and take them down when you leap forward. Gloucester Winter flags on Stacey Blvd. Take them down. Don’t wait until summer!
We made it. Hardly even had a winter. Just some randomness on the first really warm day in Boston.
Roger Porter got a great shot of the Aurora Borealis last night looking north from Old Garden Beach in Rockport. All you need is a good view of the northern horizon and some sign that an Aurora might happen. Go here to the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club Web Site and click on the Ephemerides menu and click Aurora. This will give you the odds as to an aurora happening.
Click here for more cool shots of stuff up in the sky by Roger Porter.
A new ongoing series wherein Rubber Duck selects a tidbit from the past. Here is Captain Tom Ellis of the Lannon answering questions during the long running but cancelled series of “Joey Sidewalk Twenty Questions”.
I have it queued to Tom’s segment.
From GMG post on November 11, 2011
To all the people (Skip Montello et al) who got up at the crispy crack of dawn (see what I did there?) and took photos of the sea smoke when it was wild and crazy I thank you. Better you than me and you take better photos anyway. Find them on Facebook in “Rockport Stuff”. Skip takes some of them in Infrared which are mind boggling.
nb. There is an old wive’s tale about the noise a duck makes, the quack, does not echo. Glad we cleared that nonsense up.