Not a job for the faint of heart.
Watching Joey and Captain Russell with his crew of the FV Lady Jane offload at Captain Joes on this last morning of 2017 you couldn’t help but be struck by the deadly dangerous conditions of working in frigid Arctic temperatures and blistering winds. Nearly every surface of the boat was covered in a thick layer of solid ice.
Prayers and best wishes to all our Gloucester fishermen for a safe and prosperous 2018.
While my friend Patti was collecting Milkweed pods for our event today she discovered this little Monarch caterpillar. He still has a few more stages to go through before pupating and won’t be ready to fly to Mexico for two weeks or so. I took him home and got the terrarium back out of the basement. I’ve never seen Monarch caterpillar this late in the year but am hopeful (and excited, too!) #🦋
Patti’s Catty will be at the event today and I will be happy to answer any questions on raising Monarchs.
Captain Joe’s Dock
Sunday morning from 10:30 to noon.
Captain Joes is located at 95 East Main Street, Gloucester.
Patti Papow Photo
Thank you to Patti Papows for putting together these utterly charming pouches of milkweed seeds for our event tomorrow. We also have loads of milkweed pods and Joe-Pye seeds to distribute so come on down to Captain Joe’s dock Sunday morning from 10:30 to noon. We hope to see you there!Captain Joes is located at 95 East Main Street, Gloucester.
To donate toward the completion of my documentary film Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly, please visit the film’s website at www.monarchbutterflyfilm.com
More stills from B-roll locations for my Monarch Butterfly film. I saved filming B-roll for my film until after the butterflies had departed our shores. When I write B-roll, I mean B-roll relevant to the script, not in terms of beauty. B-roll around here is equal to A-roll everywhere else!
The light is gorgeous year round on Cape Ann, but I find its ephemerality in autumn the most beautiful of all.
View from the dock at Captain Joes
Degelyse Lobster Boat
A hundred million thank yous to Joey and Frankie for allowing me to film and photograph lobster boats coming home from the dock at Captain Joes. I have much video footage to share and will when I have a bit more spare time work-wise.
Eastern Point Lighthouse Gloucester