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

March 28, 2018

March 2018: In Like A Lion

Looks like it's going out like a lamb though.  We were hit with four Nor'easters in 21 days which was nuts.  We lost power in the first one which was heavy rain and wind.  We were good on the 2nd but lost power when we had a blizzard a few days later.  It went out about 7AM the day the snow started and since it was cold and dark, all we did was sleep.  All. Day. Long. We got up a few times to let Sagan out and feed him, and grab a bite ourselves but then right back to bed.  The power came on at 2AM and went off an hour later but came back at 6 which was heavenly cause the house was ice cold.  It took several days for power to be restored in the region.

At least with March snowstorms, you know they'll melt quickly.  This is the 2nd day after the blizzard.

Been busy in the craft room.  Made a key mobile.   I just love making things with keys!

Bought the float in PTown last summer and finally added beads and mirrors to the bottom.

Been having terrible pain in my thumb, still, but I put together this cable car metal model. 

Deathly Hallows symbol made from chopsticks, embroidery hoop and winged keys.

I saved the Moby Dick model for last.  The words from the book are etched on the metal although it's way too small for me to read.  The ship was absolutely the hardest part.

There's a tiny Ahab on the Pequod!

This was another project I'd wanted to do but it took awhile to find a shadow box at a thrift shop.  The pic is from Scusset Beach.  Painted glue onto the bottom part and added sand, and glued pebbles, shells and a piece of glass to it.

Sagan turned 13 on March 11th.  He looks thrilled.

And our adorable granddog, Sadie.  She's a sweetheart too.

Life's been pretty crazy with family stuff and medical stuff.  I seriously wasn't cut out for this adulting crap.  I hate talking on the phone and that's all I do lately.  As I write this, our daughter in law is within 2 days of having our 2nd grandson.  If she doesn't have him before Friday night, she's being induced at 7PM that day!!

March 11, 2018

Old Silver Lounge & Uncle Bill's Country Store

Our next stop was the North Falmouth Cheese Shop, which has this red horse on the chimney.  Unfortunately they didn't have any Sao Jorge cheese but we did pick up blueberry preserves and a delicious cheesy bread. 

Then Russell took me back to the Old Silver Lounge cause when we passed by, I spied multiple photo ops!  I'm a sucker for buoys on weathered grey shingles.

I think this is part of the diningroom.

I looked up where Ellenburgh and Chateaugay are and they are in way upstate New York.  Cataumet is a village in Falmouth.

Right next door is Uncle Bill's Country Store and it is AWESOME.  

There's so much to see inside!

There's an upstairs which is crammed full of neat things.

These are exquisite!

March 8, 2018

Monks Park, Old Silver Beach and The Stone Store

Hubs and I decided to take a drive to North Falmouth on a pleasant late February day to check out some shops.  First place he took me was Monks Park.  He'd been there with Shadow the day before and told me about this really great rock stack.

We were having some very high full moon tides at this time and a day or so after I was here, my friend Cathy was there and this rock stack was almost completely under water.  You could only see the top 2 stones.

Railroad Bridge as seen from Monks Park.

The wind was a bit chilly but overall it was a great day to get out.

Our next stop was Old Silver Beach in Falmouth cause it was low tide and I haven't been beachcombing in ages.  I caught this very rare 'fog bow'.

Helping me look for treasure.  I got some shells and rocks for one of my friends but I only found about 5 pieces of glass.

The fog gave the beach a very ethereal and other worldly feel.

Russell still tires easily and walking in the sand pretty much did him in so he waited for me in the car.

Couldn't resist drawing the Deathly Hallows on the packed sand.

I thought these were fish bones but found out they are whelk egg casings.  A whelk is another kind of shellfish that has a cool shell.

Our first retail stop was The Stone Store because I needed quartz bits to make the orgonite.

I could so easily buy everything in this store!!!

He was so excited to find a chair so that he could rest while I browsed.

If you ever find yourself in North Falmouth on Rte 28A, The Stone Store is a must see.