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Spring — at long last !!! The Vernal Equinox 2015 From Thomas Philbrook

ZIP-A-DEE-DOO-DAH — Spring — at long last !!! The Vernal Equinox finally takes place on Friday, March 20th at 6:45 pm EDT. Wishing you all a warm, sweet, colorful and joy-packed Spring. We sure deserve it.

Winter Solstice 2014 From Thomas Philbrook


IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE — because on Sunday, December 21st at 6:03pm EST, your days will begin to lengthen. That is — if you live in the Northern Hemisphere. Those of us who do can rejoice at the coming of the Winter Solstice.

Mary and I wish you a vast abundance of goodness and light through this holiday season — and beyond!


Tom Philbrook



Vernal Equinox Greetings From Thomas Philbrook


The Vernal Equinox arrives here in the Northern Hemisphere on Tuesday, March 20th, at 1:14 am (EDT) — bringing the earliest arrival of spring in 116 years. Wishing you and yours a very Buddha-ful season!

Tom Philbrook



HAPPY SOLSTICE! From Thomas Philbrook

HAPPY SOLSTICE! Winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere very early on December 22, 2011, at 12:30 A.M. (EST). You may be dismayed by the fact that Winter is just beginning — BUT you can also rejoice in the knowledge that the amount of daylight we experience will be on the rise. Wishing you and yours a joy-packed holiday season!

Tom Philbrook




Greetings! Fall begins here in the Northern Hemisphere on September 23, 2011, at 5:05 A.M. (EDT). The word ‘equinox’ comes from the Latin words for "equal night" — the time of year when the hours of day and night are approximately equal. Wishing you all the very best during this crisp and colorful season!
Tom Philbrook


The Lady Elaine taking off out of Pigeon Cove Harbor Photo Thomas Philbrook

Thomas Philbrook Writes-

Yo Joey!!  Thought you might like to post this. The Lady Elaine taking off out of Pigeon Cove Harbor one gorgeous morning last month. In this frame – she’s actually both boats. Keep up the great work "Buddha-of-the-docks"!



Thomas Philbrook Writes-

Yo Joey!
Thought you might want to post this on GMG.
Here’s a composite I made of most of the sidewalk chalk renderings executed by kids from six to sixty at yesterday’s MOTIF #1 DAY. Many thanks to all those hardworking souls who made the day the success that it was.

Click the photo for a larger view-


From Rocky Neck #3 Photo from Thomas Philbrook

From Rocky Neck #3

Had the great good fortune to spend a Sunday morning on a friend’s deck at the very end of Rocky Neck during the 2010 Gloucester Schooner Festival. There were many vessels heading out to join the Labor Day Parade of Boats.


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New Dawn On Main Photo From Thomas Philbrook

New Dawn On Main

An Autumn dawn on Main St., Rockport MA. I love the title of this pic — "New Dawn On Main" — because it has a two-fold meaning. Firstly, this photo compliments an earlier image of mine called "Dawn On Main" — pre-Shalin Liu. And secondly it eludes to the neighborhood prosperity many are hopeful for with the advent of the new Performance Center. Fingers crossed.


Ginormous Snow Man Challenge From Rockport

Hey Joey.

We just heard about a great snow man on School street in Rockport….also heard the snowman’s neighbor created an alligator in snow….perhaps this is happening everywhere and we’re just clueless.

Just did a drive by and the snowman is about 12-14 feet tall -it’s wonderful….amazing….

So…what about a contest in Rockport/Gloucester for the best snowman or snow sculpture? It’s the perfect winter for this – we all need a diversion! Or a snow festival? Perhaps we should take baby steps…with a snowman contest. Maybe a restaurant or two want to get involved and throw in a humble incentive?

Who knows? All I know is anyone who builds a 12  or 14 foot snowman should get some sort of recognition…OK – thinking of a name for this…the 2011 SNOW-DOWN….????

JoAnn S.


Enjoy your blog…

Thomas Philbrook sent in a pic of said Snowman-


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