Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

November 5, 2011

Another Walk Through the Neighborhood

Nothing like a clear, crisp afternoon for a spin around the 'hood wiff Da Beandog.





I love these birdhouses.

Lovin' the fall flowers as well.


This crumbling seawall has definitely seen better days.




This stairway was knocked a bit cattywumpus by Hurricane Irene.

Tons of scallop shells on the beach.  We are very particular about how that is pronounced, by the way.  It's "SCAH-lup".  Non New-Englandahs tend to say it with a more Chicagoesque accent, which is incorrect.  


A closer look at that funny stove on the dock under the bait shop.

Buttermilk Bay Beach, Buzzards Bay, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.  Say THAT 5 times fast.  lol


Cormorants and cars on the Cranberry Highway bridge.


The one lone flower in my yard.

6 comments:

  1. Cattywumpus? What's that when it's at home?

    That skeleton is spooky.

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  2. OK I spelled it wrong, it's 'cattywampas'. It means 'askew'.

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  3. Lovely photos! You live in a very lovely place. :-)

    Btw, how do Chicago folks pronounce scallop? I don't know if I've ever heard anyone pronounce it any other way....

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  4. Well, the only way I can write it out would be to say that people outside New England usually pronounce the 'a' like they would in 'cat', instead of 'all'.

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  5. You could probably make MY decrepit dock look good! (deteriorating rapidly as it has been high & dry under our current drought conditions)
    Translation: great photography

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  6. LOL, I haven't heard someone say 'cattywampus' in a coon's age. Because my voice is low I usually say most words with a short 'a' rather than a long one that feels uncomfortable on my throat. Like NEV-AWWW-DA as opposed to NEV-AHHH-DA.

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