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Fall ocean evening sky – Agnes Martin

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The next stop of the Agnes Martin retrospective will be the Guggenheim Museum, NYC, opening this week Oct 7- January 11, 2017. It’s the same show that was organized by and exhibited at Tate Modern, and just coming from Los Angeles- LACMA.

 

LITTLE RAINBOW OVER CAPE HEDGE

The beginnings of a rainbow appeared in the sky above Cape Hedge and Long Beach early this morning. Nothing spectacular, but it was pretty while it lasted, until the next batch of thunderstorms began to roll in. Thanking Mother Nature for the much needed rain! rainbow-cape-hedge-long-beach-cape-ann-copyright-kim-smith

WORLD WAR II BOMBERS OVER GLOUCESTER

On Saturday you may have heard the rumble of engines in the sky over Gloucester and looked up to see an astonishing sight: a vintage World War Two bomber or fighter plane cruising overhead. The planes are owned by the Collings Foundation in Stow, MA, and every year as part of the “Wings of Freedom” tour they fly into Beverly Airport for a weekend. The tour, which includes a B-17G Flying Fortress bomber, B-24J Liberator bomber, B-25 Mitchell bomber, and a P-51 Mustang, will be at the airport on Sunday from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm. You can even pay to ride in one as they cruise from Beverly to Gloucester and back. For more information, visit the Collings Foundation. 

b-52-mitchell-bomber-gloucester-ma-copyright-kim-smithThe Collings Foundation B-25 Mitchell bomber spotted in the sky over Niles Pond on Saturday afternoon.

BEAUTIFUL HARVEST MOONRISE-MOONSET

harvest-moon-2016-copyright-kim-smithLast night’s Harvest Moon rising was spectacular, especially the striations of clouds in the moonglow. Early this morning the moon was nearly as big and beautiful too, and as I was setting up my gear, Snowy Egrets flew into the setting moon.

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GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER, BROUGHT TO YOU BY ANOTHER SPLENDID GOOD HARBOR BEACH SUNRISE

You may be wondering why I have been posting so many sunrise photos, more than usual, from GHB (sincerely hoping its not boring). I spent a good part of the summer there filming the Piping Plovers and other beautiful species of wildlife, but I am also there gathering B-roll for all film projects. While the movie camera is running, it’s fun to take stills as well.

Almost invariably, the light is at its prettiest well before the sun rises. I like the blues and violets in the first photo. The second photo was taken about five minutes later. Which one do you prefer? 

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Trails & Sails starts tomorrow! 2 weekends 30 towns 150 free events

2016 is the 20th anniversary year that Essex National Heritage hosts these back to back Trails & Sails weekends. Get out there and check out all the special Gloucester Cape Ann happenings (considered ‘east’ in the search box)!

In Gloucester you can climb City Hall tower or follow one of the 3 self guided HarborWalk tours. Walk up the Fish Net mural to see City Hall and Sawyer Free WPA murals. The library is also featuring an annual local artists exhibition. Read about extra special tours and events at Cape Pond Ice, Magnolia Library and Historical Society, Maritime Gloucester, Cape Ann Museum, Cape Ann Trail Stewards tour Rafe Chasm, and Babson Boulders.

Schooner Festival 2016

An unbelievably beautiful event this years race out in the ocean waters off Cape Ann. It was incredible to see these wonderful vessels sailing under such conditions with the swells and wind filling their sails.

UNDULATUS ASPERATUS?

Undulatus asperatus -2 copyright Kim SmithYou couldn’t help but notice yesterday morning’s dramatic cloud formations. Facebook Friends have been posting from several different times of the day and these photos were taken around 7am. I am so curious and tried looking it up although it was all a bit confusing. Its fun to say undulatus asperatus, but that’s only a guess. Do we have any cloud experts that would like to write and let us know? Gloucester City Hall Undulatus asperatus copyright Kim SmithUndulatus asperatus copyright Kim SmithUndulatus asperatus Gloucester copyright Kim Smith

HAPPENING NOW! MARITIME HERITAGE DAY – DON’T MISS!

 

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DSCF1495Phyllis Bezanson and daughter Amy at the Boston Malacological Club display

DSCF1487Michele Del Vecchio’s beautiful block prints of the Schooners Ardelle and Adventure that she made for the Maritme center

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DSCF1519Lotus Marsh making trunnels, the wooden nails used to build schooners

DSCF1539Amanda Cook’s gorgeous Salty Island Yarns, with hundreds and hundreds of handmade goods

DSCF1537Sam Cook making a schooner print

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DSCF1534Maritime Gloucester executive director Sam Balf and development director Sue Ann Pearson

 

 

 

HELP NEEDED FROM MARINE WILDLIFE EXPERTS

A pile of bones and animal parts were found by the East Gloucester neighborhood kids on Niles Beach Sunday. We are wondering if one of our readers could help us identify what we are looking at here. Thank you🙂

1- copyright Kim SmithThere were several of these starry shaped things and this is the largest one. There is some kind of cartilage base from which they extend.

copyright Kim SmithThis is hard and and thin. We were holding up to the light but the sun had gone down. It was somewhat translucent when earlier the light had been shining through it.

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