Changing Seasons and Summer Memories

Eleven years ago this week, returning to New Jersey from a business trip to Rhode Island, I stopped by this charming little 19th century coastal community known as Watch Hill, RI. Among the shuttered and closed buildings was this Book and Tackle shop 

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At the time, I wrote of the town’s story and the unique practice of the shop,  its signage asking  patrons to simply take what thay want… and leave a payment under the door.

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Although more extensive, and unwanted development never occured, the Book and Tackle Shop, as seen to the left above, is now gone.

 

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The Seaside Merry-Go-Round stood empty, stripped of its carousel figurines and “summer glow and song.”

🙂 Thanks to Gina for the framed gift. 🙂

..As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

 

A Different Thanksgiving Bird – Addendum to yesterday’s post!

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Thanks to eagle-eyed “Disperser Tracks” for pointing out this find in my post of yesterday. The “little gray bird” he referred to in his comments (to which I initially called him “imaginative”) is easily visible as an artifact of the leaf above. Of note, the original image was takes from a distance of about 30 feet, a testament  to the reach of the telephoto lens. 

Thanks for viewing, and (clearly) comments are always welcomed. M 🙂