Tag Archives: Gloucester sunset

DOMINIC NESTA RETURNING TO PORT

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.

Dominic Nesta Tide Skipper fishing boat Gloucester MA copyright Kim Smith Dominic Nesta Tide Skipper fishing boat Gloucester MA Harbor copyright Kim Smith

SUNNY DAYS ARE HERE TO STAY!

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.
tulip mix c Kim Smith

Tulips in our garden

Magnolia Elizabeth c Kim SmithMagnolia ‘Elizabeth’

Magnolia Elizabeth -2 c Kim Smith

Gloucester UU Church Schooner Adventure sunset c Kim Smith.Schooner Adventure masts and Gloucester’s UU Church steeple

Gloucester skyline UU Church Schooner Adventure sunset c Kim Smith.Gloucester City skyline, click image to embiggen

EASTER SUNSET GLOUCESTER

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.

Gloucester Harbor Smiths Cove sunset Kim Smith

The violet-orange on the water’s glass-like surface in the foreground looked as though it had been applied by paint.

Gloucester Harbor UU Church sunset Kim Smith

Gloucester’s Unitarian Universalist Church beautiful steeple

City Hall Gloucester Harbor Sunset

City Hall

 

RED SKY AT NIGHT

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.

Smith's Cove Marine railways Gloucester sunset www.kimsmithdesigns

Twilight Smith’s Cove looking towards Gloucester Marine RailwaysLong Bech Rockport sunset www.kimsmithdesigns.com

Long Beach Sunset

LEADEN DECEMBER SKIES :)

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.
GLOUCESTER HARBOR CITY HALL DECEMBER 2015

GLOUCESTER HARBOR ROCKY NECK DECEMBER 2015Rocky Neck

GLOUCESTER HARBOR OUR LADY DECEMBER 2015Our Lady of Good Voyage

Photographing from the same location last year at this time, Smith’s Cove, December 18, 2014 ~

LOBSTER TRAPS SMITHS COVE EAST GLOUCESTER ©Kim Smith 2014SMITHS COVE EAST GLOUCESTER ©Kim Smith 2014Pirate’s Lane Smith’s Cove East Gloucester

DUCKWORTH'S BISTROT EAST GLOUCESTER ©Kim Smith 2014Duckworth’s Bistrot December 2014

Rainbow Hood

Love my neighborhood! 

Smiths Cove November sunset Gloucester MA ©Kim Smith 2014

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!

Smiths Cove November sunset Gloucester MA ©Kim Smith 2014-2View from Smith’s Cove

Smiths Cove November sunset Gloucester MA ©Kim Smith 2014 -3Rocky Neck 

 

Celtic Music on the Thomas E. Lannon – Great Music, Sail, People and Sunset

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.

Chasing Rainbows (and Storm Clouds)

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

Click photos to view larger-more dramatic looking!

Sunset Swim

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.”