Everyone is probably sick of seeing day lilies, but I think this star-centered beauty is a marvel. Some of the surrounding plants have crisped up, but she goes on without a care - needing only sunshine.
Not only is Gloucester the oldest working seaport in America, but it is also home to the oldest working shipyard in America - the Gloucester Marine Railways Corp. And I have the unique privilege of being a shareholder, and clerk on the Board of Directors.
This fishing vessel is 'hauled up on the rails' for servicing, which entails using a huge chain to pull ships up and onto a wooden dry dock. In this particular type of stern trawler, the net is lowered and raised up using the winches seen in the rear. The 2 tall white 'spires' are then lowered out to the sides of the boat for stabilization.
Next to this boat is a wooden schooner on the second 'rail'. We are one of few remaining boatyards to maintain the skills to build and repair these older boats. In fact, one of the three Boston Tea Party boat replicas was built here this past year, and is on display in Charlestown, Ma., near the USS Constitution. The third will also be built here this coming year.
And here's another view from across the inner harbor....
Overlooking my gardens, I am privileged to be able to watch not only a myriad of birds (which you'll get to see, too, in future posts), but also 2 separate groups of chipmunks. My bird seed isn't just for the birds!
I have so many more to add, but am limited to only 11, I guess. And now, the moment we've been waiting for - 11 (nosey, prying) questions for my chosen to answer:
1. How many hours a day are you on your computer? 2. Given a choice, would you rather travel to Afghanistan or India? 3. What was the worst moment of your life? 4. What was the best moment of your life? 5. Do you really read the blogs you visit, and do you make thoughtful comments, or just B.S.? 6. What is you best hopes for the future? 7. Do you think it's too late to save what's left of our planet? If not, what's the plan? 8. How would you describe your siblings? 9. Where would your ideal place to live be? 10. If you won lots of money, name the first 5 things you would do? 11. Can you believe how involved it is to receive this Liebster Blog Award?