Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Gift from the Sea

" To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders. "

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

" We are
to be
we are. "
Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Notes on the" Constance Sea "

" Constance Sea " is one of my favorite fishing boats at the Chatham Fish Pier. This morning I met the owner of this exquisite boat. Greg was happy to learn that I had taken a beautiful photograph of his boat and was generous enough to let me photograph him and answer my questions. Greg and his crew of three went out for 24 hours, leaving Thursday at 11pm and getting in at 11pm on Friday. I believe he said they were about 50 miles south of Nantucket. They brought in monkfish and skate.
The fish, which are packed in ice are loaded into the fish shoot and then packed in shipping containers with more ice. The monkfish go to Asia, mostly Korea, along with their livers which are in the bags. I was told the livers are used in sushi, though I must say that sounds a bit odd. The skate wings get shipped to France.

Spiritual Seagulls

Friday, January 6, 2012

January on the Cape

I woke at 7am to the lightest dusting of snow. Yesterday, after a futile attempt to organize my new studio, I headed to Depot beach for a walk before the last light of day. There were no boats on the water as the sun set in an exquisite blaze. The only person I saw was one other woman photographing the night sky; the setting sun and the rising moon. The tide was so low I could walk around the jetties instead of climbing over them. It is so fun walking through the water in my clamming boots. A 3/4 moon rose in the sky that blazed purple and blue and I was grateful for the wisdom to leave the mess and commune with the ducks and the seagulls. Jamie was happy as well. The winter blues have a way of setting in this time of year... my plan is, take to the beach!