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!
FINALLY! The long-awaited Vernal Equinox arrives on Wednesday, March 20th at 7:02 am EDT. Crocus are blooming and the days are lengthening. May the miracle of Spring bring you as much joy as it does to me!
Don’t miss this show – up for two weeks and then it’s gone! The opening is September 30th, which will provide a great chance to see the artists.
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!
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!
A heartfelt "THANK YOU" to all those hard-working souls who contributed to making Rockport’s 2011 HarvestFest the great success it was. It was a super day in the neighborhood!
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!
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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
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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Greetings! At long last, the Vernal Equinox arrived Sunday – March 20th, at 7:21pm, EDT. Wishing you a warm, sunny and joyful season of renewal.
Many of you remember this photo of larger than life Frosty guarding this Rockport home last month. This month Frosty isn’t looking so healthy.
Thanks Thomas for the update!
A lot of my night scenes were originally day shots "turned into" night scenes. This is one of those. Photographed earlier this winter while prowling around Annisquam.
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.
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….????
Enjoy your blog…
Thomas Philbrook sent in a pic of said Snowman-
Winter Solstice 2010
I had this great shot of dawn at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester MA. Naturally, I couldn’t leave well-enough alone. Used this image for my 2010 Winter Solstice greeting.
Thomas Philbrook writes-
Been photographing a lot of objects on mirrors lately so I can depict reflected objects in bodies of water. These rubber duckies seem quite at home in the old harbor here in Rockport, MA.
Uploaded to The Good Morning Gloucester Flickr Group
I somehow got sidetracked on the GMG Flickr Group and things have piled up. Here are just some of teh amazing photos that have been added to the group in the past week. To see the entire group click here for the Good Morning Gloucester Flickr Group.
Thomas Philbrook- Dawn At The Gazeebo
Thomas Writes-This gazebo lives on the western side of Front beach — our most popular little beach here in Rockport, MA.
Elinor Teele-Lane’s Cove
Hieclix-awesome sunset, gloucester ma
Cathy Tarr-Great Morning
Deb Clarke-Little Mako
ciabat AKA kevin