The storm swirled in late yesterday afternoon. I was on the way home from filming at Good Harbor Beach and stopped at Pirate’s Lane to watch it sweep across the Harbor. Kayaks were hurling through the air, boats racing pell mell to shore, great gusts whistling, bells clanging, and it was over before it began! The after storm glow and cloud formations were exquisite.
Happy Summer Storm Drama! (As long as everyone is safely on shore)
Snowy Egret coming in for a landing
Dominic Nesta and his unmistakeable fishing boat ‘Tide Skipper’ coming home Friday night, with the Fort in the background. I think the pilot house on the small book gives it a very interesting, unique look, making it always easy to identify whenever seen in the Harbor.
Friday night’s Niles Beach sunset. Beach picnic tonight!
After nearly two solid weeks of planting client gardens in dismal drismal, what a welcome treat to see Mr. Sunny make an appearance. Snapshots from yesterday’s beautiful late day light.
Tulips in our garden
Schooner Adventure masts and Gloucester’s UU Church steeple
Gloucester City skyline, click image to embiggen
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Gloucester City Skyline with Rocky Neck
Don’t you love when sunsets go from orange to violet?
Easter Sunset Gloucester Harbor.
Last night’s saturated sunset from East Gloucester was arresting, becoming even more so after the sun set. The colors on the water momentarily reflected the voluptuous hues of the twilight sky, when very quickly the horizon turned glowing coral-pink-peach before extinguishing itself in purple.
The violet-orange on the water’s glass-like surface in the foreground looked as though it had been applied by paint.
Gloucester’s Unitarian Universalist Church beautiful steeple
Cape Pond Ice Gloucester Sunset
Gloucester Harbor City Hall Sunset
Gloucester Harbor Sunset Smiths Cove
Last night’s red sky was not today’s sailor’s delight. Is that old adage true more often than not I wonder?
Red sky at night, sailors’ delight.
Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.
Twilight Smith’s Cove looking towards Gloucester Marine Railways
Long Beach Sunset
Last night’s sunset from Long Beach
Tonight’s sunset panorama from Rocky Neck’s Wonson’s Cove, with a pretty rainbow-like arch over the Harbor.
How fortunate we are to be experiencing a delightfully warm El Nino December although many regions in the rest of the country are not faring as well as we in the Northeast. Thinking about where we were almost to the date a year ago at this time…see the end of this post.
Our Lady of Good Voyage
Photographing from the same location last year at this time, Smith’s Cove, December 18, 2014 ~
Pirate’s Lane Smith’s Cove East Gloucester
Duckworth’s Bistrot December 2014
Last night’s sunset just kept getting prettier and prettier!
Love my neighborhood!
Today, late day, as happens so many afternoons, I looked up from my work and saw the sky beginning to catch fire–an irresistible reason to take a break and run down to the bottom of our hill to take a few snapshots. I am thankful!
View from Smith’s Cove
Autumn Sunset Over Niles Pond
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Last evening’s late summer sunset began quietly, in soft shades of coral rose and lavender blue. The sky’s light swiftly transformed to a riotous rainbow of super saturated hues.
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Captain Tom Ellis took the Thomas E. Lannon out on a glorious sail beyond the breakwater, Celtic singer Michael O’Leary and Friends played music to the delight of everyone on board, many happy faces enjoying the sunset and a welcoming flock of sea gulls as they escorted the Schooner Lannon back home.
The beautiful double rainbow that Bill and Paul captured late Saturday afternoon had faded, but I did see this on my way home.
Rainbow over Bass Rocks
The sky was so gorgeous I next stopped at Smith’s Cove to catch the end of the setting sun. The hues quickly changed from vivid yellow-orange to orange-violet-pink.
Smith’s Cove East Gloucester
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We’re having a heat wave,
A tropical heat wave,
The temperature’s rising,
It isn’t surprising,
She certainly can-can.
View Across the Harbor from Niles Beach
First day of summer and first swim of the season! Last night we packed a picnic and went for a swim–the perfect antidote to a heat wave. Tonight, more of the same. We’re so fortunate to live in Gloucester, moments away from any number of beautiful beaches!
Snowy Egret at Niles Beach
“Heat Wave” ~ Irving Berlin, from the musical “There’s No Business Like Show Business.”