Category Archives: Rockport

OF ROCK AND REED, AND SEA AND SUN – MORNING SCENES FROM CAPE ANN’S BEAUTIFUL BACKSHORE

Beautiful, beautiful Cape Ann spring awakening. Photos from today’s fine April morning.

Sing, sing sing Red-winged Blackbird! 

Almost daybreak at Good Harbor Beach

Backshore Sunrise. The sun was rising on the way to Brace Cove

Niles Pond

Painted Turtles and a female Red-breasted Merganser were basking on the warm rocks while a flock of Quarky Pants were roosting in the trees. Happy Spring!

I’ve never seen so many Black-crowned Night Herons–TEN all together in the trees and at the water’s edge.
Salt Island and Thacher Island Daybreak

DID YOU KNOW THAT OUR SARAH KELLY IS AKA SISTER SARAH?

Listen to this beautiful EP, released yesterday by Sarah Kelly and her brother Daniel Dye. Sometime GMG contributor, and all around most talented of women, Sarah sings beautifully, too!!!

To hear all five songs and for information on how to purchase follow this link: Daniel Dye and Sister Sarah.

KEEP HOPE ALIVE! – HEIDI WAKEMAN IN THE PULPIT

What? Wakewoman is in the pulpit? Come, come whoever you are to an hour of power at the UU Church in Rockport!

Sunday morning (March 12th) Heidi will be leading the service at the Rockport UU. Musical accompaniment by Rockwell & Kerwin.

 

TARANTULA OCTOPUS

driftwood-pebble-beach-rockport-2-copyright-kim-smithThis beautiful lunk of wood at Pebble Beach appears as if it is a trunk and root system. Would it be possible that it is from an ancient tree that was at one time growing there, or do you think the driftwood just landed there in that artful manner?

TOAD HALL 45TH BDAY CELEBRATION AND FUNDRAISER FEAT. MUSIC BY MIKE FORGETTE!

Editors note ~ a reader wrote this morning, unable to attend the event but wanting to donate to Toad Hall nonetheless. If you would like to help support Toad Hall, which is a nonprofit 501 C4 (not tax deductible), please send donations to:

Toad Hall Bookstore

c/o Ardis Francoeur

47 main Street

Rockport, MA

01966

Thank you!

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PLEASE VOTE FOR ME!

Essex National Heritage is celebrating their 20th anniversary. To mark this special occasion, Essex Heritage is recognizing organizations and people that make the Essex National Heritage Area (Essex County) so exceptional.

Much, much to my delighted surprise, I have been nominated as an Essex Heritage Trailblazer in the second category, Connecting People to Place. The 130 nominees are all stellar and most are businesses and very large organizations, for example, the Peabody Essex Museum, Mass Audubon (statewide), and Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, so it is really quite an honor to be nominated. I think GMG could have been nominated for all our work collectively but I am of course grateful for the nomination.

The voting process is very simple, you don’t have to provide your email address or any other personal information. Please vote Kim Smith, in the center column, halfway down in the second category, Connecting People to Place. Here is the link to vote: surveymonkey.com/r/TrailblazersVote

All nominees will be recognized and the Gala sounds like great fun–celebratory cocktails, an exquisite dinner, silent auction, and a Toast to the Trailblazers.

For more information visit: EssexHeritage.org/Gala

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StudioCrepe in Rockport is a must

StudioCrepe on 17 Railroad Ave is an absolute must try if you haven’t been there. I am guilty of not making my way into Rockport with all the great restaurants.

My daughter Talia loves it and introduced me to brunch! Can’t make it for brunch? No worries they have lunch and dinner!

Here’s a glimpse of brunch but they offer so much more! Check out their website www.studiocrepe.com

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I got the Sunrise Crepe with some Rose! Great beer and wine selection!

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BEAUTIFUL FEBRUARY SNOW MOON OVER CAPE ANN

Last night’s Snow Moon was stunning, although my photos don’t do it justice. Frozen fingers and I couldn’t find what I was looking for, which was a a tree, any tree, with snow laden branches, with the moon light coming through. Oh well, there’s always next year. 🙂 snow-moon-over-rockport-copyright-km-smith

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