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Will you remember…

In boston, boston photography, inspiration, joy, love, memories, motivation, photography, quotes on March 29, 2011 at 1:28 pm

 

We are in this world only what we are willing to share with the world wholeheartedly…  how long will you wait?   There is a whole world out there for you to enjoy an explore all you have to do is step foot out your door… Don’t wait to long tomorrow is promised to none of us…

here mommy for you

the signs of spring

Enjoy these moments for they don’t last forever… From Boston to Lexington Square I will always share how I see the beautiful world around me.  Please enjoy…

 

 

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The Sarah Colvin Cambridge,Ma experience

In boston, boston photography, inspiration, joy, love, memories, motivation, photography, thoughts on March 25, 2011 at 8:30 pm

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Today I met up with a great photographer and friend of mine Sarah Colvin and we set out on a Cambridge photo experience with no place in mind other than capturing the area in it’s purest form..  We walked all the way to Central Square capturing  Architecture , street and floral photos that any art lover or Boston fan could be proud of and needless to say I didn’t need to do any thing other than click on save to bring these pictures you see before you to life…  We talked of positive energy and sharing life with ourselves and each other while finding wonderful things to share with the world that you may walk by but never notice..  This is one of the most beautiful places on earth and I get to live in it everyday for which I am truly grateful…. Enjoy!

~Alan

To check out sarah’s website click here

an image of the day

In boats, cape cod, inspiration, joy, love, memories, motivation, ocean, photography, quotes, thoughts on March 10, 2011 at 4:53 am

 

waiting for the call..

get in..

when in need they find the speed…

Food for Thought?

In inspiration, joy, love, memories, motivation, quotes, thoughts on March 5, 2011 at 4:54 am
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question for the fb world… if there was no money how would you feel….
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LET GO!

In inspiration, joy, love, memories, motivation, ocean, photography, quotes, rivalry, thoughts on March 3, 2011 at 6:47 am

We all have the opportunity to look past the things we think we want and start to enjoy the things we truly need!

We are not an accumulation of things but of moments we share with others, strangers or friend.  Are you afraid to be who you are because of what others may think or because you don’t even know who you are or what your capable of?

It only takes a moment to realize your true potential, and to see that you are truly powerful.  What are you waiting for?  Nobody can do it for you, face your fears and you will finally see why you are here and what you can accomplish! As NIKE so pleasantly stated not so many years ago “JUST DO IT”

the lucy show guest starring Jimmy Piersall

In baseball, memories, motivation, photography, quotes, thoughts on February 27, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Well Old Jimmy Piersall was quite the charmer, hope you enjoy a look at my heritage .  Even great ballplayers grow old….

running the bases backwards on #100

Going coast to coast

rocky speaks the truth….

In motivation, quotes, rivalry, thoughts on February 22, 2011 at 5:55 am

Well, we get knocked down, beat up and burned along the way but to understand the truth about yourself is what  leads you forward today… Understand the past and be open to a brighter future it is all up to you and we are counting on you!

We look at public figures, athletes and movie stars to be our role models when really and truly they are just people trying to get through the days just like us.  The realization that we are all in this together should help us understand that no amount of money we sell out to can give us hope… and hope springs eternal!

No Matter what you put in my way I will not give up today!

Celtics Lakers Rivalry Continues tonight

In basketball, celtics, kevin garnett, kobe bryant, lakers, larry bird, magic johnson, nba, nba basketball, paul pierce, ray allen, rivalry on February 10, 2011 at 2:52 pm

MaGic gives us a little insight into the rivalry YouTube style…

Larry and Magic made it something special, always gave me goosebumps…

These to storied franchises hate each other but have the utmost respect for each other….

Also in this game featured on TNT tonight is the Ray Allen 3 point history over Reggie Miller who will call the game and hand over the reins as 3 points shots made in the history of basketball to Ray. Ray needs one to tie Reggie and two to over take him , it should happen in the first half maybe even the first quarter… The amazing thing about Ray is he doesn’t show signs of slowing down anytime soon so we can enjoy that smooth stroke and movement without the ball for a few more years to come.

Having the opportunity to watch a player like Ray wear the Celtics green and to help put another banner in the rafters high above the garden floor just goes to show Kevin Garnett is right when he states…” Anything is possible!”

So tonight we will see how far along our boys in green are on their way to another Banner, enjoy the game…

Our love for the ocean and it’s seas!

In boats, cape cod, memories, ocean, photography, thoughts on February 9, 2011 at 4:16 pm

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Boats and the ocean are beautiful and enjoyable to us all… Even if you have never dipped a toe in the ocean you are still drawn to it and the secrets it keeps.

I think we take for granted the amazing wonders that the sea provides us with and what lies beneath its waters too…

~Alan

The Immense Ocean
Imagine that you are an ant on Mount Everest. That’s about the size relationship of one human being to the ocean.
Everything about the ocean is immense — it has the tallest mountains in the world and the deepest valleys. It covers 72 percent of the Earth’s surface. That’s 139 million square miles or 139 with 19 zeros after it. And it’s not just wide. It’s deep — 12,460 feet deep on average. That’s 10 Empire State buildings stacked on top of each other!
Oceans Alive
Most scientists think life began in the ocean over 3 billion years ago. Today, the ocean contains an amazing array of life at every depth. Over 1 million known species of plants and animals live there, and scientists say there may be as many as 9 million species we haven’t discovered yet.
Marine animals come in all kinds of weird shapes, sizes, and colors; and they live in all kinds of different environments within the ocean. Theblue whale, the largest animal in the world, lives in the open ocean, along with millions of tiny drifting organisms calledplankton. In the tropical seas, silverygreat barracudaspursue colorful coral reef fish. Then there’s the deep sea — where it’s as dark as night and icy cold. At depths as great as 7,000 feet below the surface,tubewormslive in the most extreme environment in the world — hot sea vents. There, the water temperature changes from scalding hot to icy cold in the space of a few feet. No matter where you go in the ocean, you will always find life.

Gimme Energy
Life in the ocean depends on energy. No animal can move or grow without energy. Most ocean animals get their energy by eating plants or other animals. The connection between organisms based on the transfer of energy is called a food chain or a food web. Most food webs start with the conversion of sunlight into food through a process called photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is an important process that occurs at the surface of the ocean. But deep within the ocean, at hydrothermal vents, food chains are based on the conversion of chemical energy into food. This process is called chemosynthesis.
You’ve heard of “one world?” Well, technically, all the world’s oceans and seas are part of one continuous mass of seawater. But because the ocean is so big, humans have divided it up and named the different parts. There are five oceans and several dozen seas.* Seas are usually smaller than oceans and are partially enclosed by land. But otherwise, they’re exactly the same thing.
What’s the Difference Between an Ocean and a Sea?

Harwich, Ma.

In cape cod, memories, photography, thoughts, Uncategorized on February 7, 2011 at 2:42 pm

fishing boat on the cape

in for the night


I am from Cape Cod and still enjoy it but not as much as I truly would like, living in Watertown…
I grew up off of Queen anne rd. on a little dead-end street called Hillcrest Dr. #35 to be exact it was my Nana’s house and we lived there till I was 11 greatest years of my life just being able to enjoy being a kid.  The beaches in the summer, the ball fields in the spring, the snow in the winter and the smell of apple pies in the fall bring me back to yesteryear and the joy of it all…

The Town of Harwich is a quiet resort and agricultural community located on the south side of the Cape peninsula, with an extensive shoreline on Nantucket Sound. The year-round population is approximately 12,677 with a seasonal increase to 37,000. Harwich encompasses 20.93 square miles of land area with 10.9 miles of tidal shoreline. It is located in the 10th Congressional District, the Plymouth, Cape and Islands State Senatorial District. With miles of rivers and marshes and a coastline of sandy beaches dotted with the town’s four (4) picturesque harbors, Harwich has the unique ability to provide every form of aquatic activity available: quiet canoeing through the great marshes of the Herring River, water skiing on Long Pond, deep sea fishing out of the harbors, fly fishing in several of the smaller ponds, or swimming and sunbathing on the sandy Nantucket Sound and Pleasant Bay beaches.

Harwich has many different types of scenic landscapes, which include; almost eleven (11) miles of tidal shoreline along Nantucket Sound and Pleasant Bay; four (4) harbors, where Round Cove is the only naturally occurring one and Wychmere, Allens, and Saquatucket were once pond and/or marsh areas, dredged out to the Sound to provide protection for sea vessels; many bogs which are scattered throughout Harwich providing scenic enjoyment and agricultural production; twenty-two (22) freshwater ponds and two (2) reservoirs; two (2) scenic river corridors: Herring River and Muddy Creek; and over 320 acres of forests, water, and wetland in the Bells Neck Road/Salt Marsh/Reservoir area.

HISTORY
Harwich was settled around 1665, and incorporated in 1694. Its early economy included agriculture and maritime industries and its history has included boom and bust cycles from the earliest days of the community.

The upper Cape towns of Sandwich, Barnstable and Yarmouth were incorporated by 1639. The ‘Pamet Lands’, including the outer Cape towns of Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown were purchased in 1644 and incorporated as Nauset in 1646. The territory in between these towns included Indian land and part of the land known as ‘Purchases or Old Comers Reserve’. John Wing appears to have been the first settler in this new territory in 1658 in what is now Brewster. In 1667, Indian Chief Sachemus gave John Mecoy a thirty-six (36) acre parcel of land in what is now Harwich Center. Gershom Hall, the first white man to reside in Harwich, settled on this land in 1668. By 1694, there were enough settlers in the territory to support a minister, this being a requirement for application for incorporation by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. This large tract of land, the largest in Barnstable County, remained intact until 1772 when the southeastern part was set off to Eastham.

In 1775, when Separatists and Baptists outnumbered Orthodox Congregationalists, Harwich burghers felt independent enough to refuse to support a minister with public tax monies and they continued refusing to do so for 18 years. The town showed religious diversity from the first, including residents who are Baptists, Methodists, Reformed Methodists (anti-episcopal), Wesleyans and Catholics, among others. In 1803, after a bitter struggle, the north parish and south parish separated into the Towns of Brewster and Harwich.

When the whaling industry collapsed with the discovery of oil, the community’s emphasis shifted to cod fishing. By 1802, 15 to 20 ships were shore fishing and another four ships were cod fishing in Newfoundland and Labrador, and by 1851, there were 48 ships employing 577 men and bringing in thousands of tons of cod and mackerel. The eventual decline of the fishing industry in Harwich by the latter part of the 19th century was caused by increases in the size of ships which eventually outstripped the shallow port’s ability to house them. Residents turned to the development of cranberry bogs and resorts for summer visitors, working side-by-side with Portuguese immigrants. The first resort hotel opened in 1880 and both the cranberry and the tourist industries remain substantial parts of Harwich’s economy in the present.

For more information about the history of Harwich, please visit the Harwich Historical Society at Brooks Academy Museum.

the cape fishing boats

peaceful