Saturday, May 5, 2012
Check out this odd cloud formation that materialized over us while fishing yesterday. The worst of the thunderstorms thankfully evaporated for the most part when they reached the Bay or stayed to the south. The only weather we saw up north of the Bay Bridge was a slight uptick in the wind and this bank of clouds. I don't know if it was a sign, but I'm thinking from our fishing luck it meant, "Here be fish."
I will see what I can do with the Super Moon tonight and my Nikon. I will peruse the manual for the first time (maybe even crack out the tripod!), and if weather permits, try and get a shot or two of the moon at perigee. All you Capers should step out and have a howl this evening as our dear friend the moon makes her closest approach to Earth this year.
Friday, May 4, 2012
When I was down at Graul's yesterday checking out the activity, I noticed the doorway to the building next door was open. Nosy as I am, I had to sneak a peak - and a photo with my iPhone. I hadn't seen what was behind that door in decades.
Does anyone remember the original Cape Hardware that used to occupy this space? It was such cool store - packed wall to wall with random hardware. It resembled the orderly chaos of my Granddad's barn/shed and had the same wonderful musty smell. The only way you could find anything was to ask the owner.
It's been gutted since being abandoned in the mid 90s, and appears to serve as storage for Graul's these days. Nothing nearly as supernatural or sinister as I had imagined. I would love to see it restored as a shop of some sort and see that cute facade open for business once again.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
"I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship." --- Louisa May Alcott
This picture was taken out on the Magothy looking back toward the Main Beach and entrance to the Little Magothy. The sailboat was clipping down the coast of the Cape. The sight is not an unusual one in this "Sailing Capital of the World".
I grew up sailing with my Dad and family in San Francisco - the Sailing Capital of the West Coat. There is something invigorating and even spiritual about gliding along on the water under wind power, especially in this day and age of engines, pollution, and technology. It's the source of many fond memories from my childhood.
I have a Cape friend who has just lost her father who taught her the love of sailing when she was growing up. It's something she continues to enjoy as an adult thanks to special times spent with him on the water. I know those memories will comfort her through this storm and that she is possessed of the strength to move forward thanks to a Dad who taught her to "sail her ship".
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
I took this picture with my iPhone on Sunday morning looking East on Chestnut Tree (no duh, where else would the sun be in the morning). I was headed out to pick up some subs from Wawa for our fishing trip. It had rained on Saturday, and a light hazy mist hung over the Cape from the moisture. Pictures into the sun aren't usually a good idea, but I thought the sun looked kind of cool in this one.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Did anyone make it downtown today to see the May Day baskets in Annapolis? When my kids were little, we would stroll Main Street and City Dock on May 1st admiring all the pretty flowers. This pretty Cape house had a couple of bright colorful baskets hanging over the front porch that caught my eye as I strolled home today from the Goshen Farm Sharing Garden. Seems I managed to lock my keys in the car and had to walk home to pick up a spare. My "may day" texts to my family went unanswered, but I was happy in the end for the walk.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Looks like there was some crabbing going on at the Lake Claire pier on Sunday afternoon. I can make out four chicken neck lines in the water, but no tuggers. A little early in the season yet. I see the crab pots out, so I know they are there, and early reports are that number are up this year, but we haven't seen any at our dock so far. Soon!!!