Thursday, June 13, 2013

peonies & rain



Around here, it's peonies and rain.


When I was in Provincetown I went on a whale watching boat--it was raining and windy, I was soaked and cold, but somehow that made the whole experience more fun, more real, and yes we saw whales which was awesome. Truly.









I love boats and spent a lot of time looking at the fishing boats. That's a hard life, and a dangerous one--commercial fishing is the deadliest job in the U.S. (more on that here) I am fascinated by it though. If you haven't read The Perfect Storm,  you should. It's a page-turner.


The kitties say this is the way to spend a rainy day.

Hope you are warm and dry.
Jen

23 comments:

  1. I'd like to do a whale watch tour in september Jen, but Tony gets really badly seasick and says if I want to go on one I will have to do it on my own! Not sure I'm brave enough to do it on my own!

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  2. Anne--I would recommend it only if you really enjoy boats and being out on the water. We were out for almost 4 hours and you only actually see whales for a short time.

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  3. i know just what you mean by the right atmosphere with the experience. we visited Loch Ness (Scotland) years ago and rather than misty and gloomy, befitting a possible sighting of the legendary monster, it was sunny and blue skies. just wrong!

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    1. I didn't know it was ever sunny in Scotland!

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  4. Well we all know rain, peonies and kittens make for a good day.

    xo J.

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    1. It's a winning combination. Peonies can be substituted with other flowers. No kitten? You'll need a good book and a quilt/blanket.throw. There must be rain.

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  5. Jen...sounds like you had a whale of an adventure. Kitties and peonies .... Purrfect! Sorry for the silly post...5 friends and I are spending "girls week @ the beach" .... Lots of sun & sand! Maybe too much sun! :-) Giggles and smiles... Susan

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    1. Sun, sand, smiles and friends--sounds perfect!

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  6. Lovely peonies and cats; even the water looked intriguing.

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    1. My first 2 days it was rainy and the water was grey. I was amazed how blue it was when the sun came out.

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  7. Your experience reminds me of that in San Francisco. I saw many birds in a row,seals on some small islands and a big tail of a whale in a distance!!
    They jumped and spouted.
    I'd like to find out the book, The perfect storm.

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    1. That's so cool that you saw a whale! I love Seal Rock in SF.

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  8. warm - yes. dry - not so much. but it is what it is. lovely pics xxx

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    1. Thank you! I wish I had your photography skills.

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  9. Well, it's perfectly stormy here these last few days! On my only whale watch off of San Diego, I was burned to a crisp, felt bad about chasing the whales and wanted to move onto San Clemente Island. It was a whale of a day.

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    1. I thought about that with the whales. On balance, I think the education preservation factors makes it okay, thought there should be limits.

      The history of whaling is horrfying.

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  10. your fishing boat photos are fabulous !
    -KAT-

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  11. Peonies and rain and kitties looks like a delightful combination -- beautiful lead picture!

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    1. Cats and flowers look good together!

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  12. I'm very attracted to fishing boats too. I love going down to the fishing wharves in Gloucester to take photos. Funky, rusty, gritty and fabulous. The photo of the lighthouse and pilgrim monument from outside Long Point is a rare view.

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    1. I must get to Gloucester. Can't believe I've never been!

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  13. Both you & the kitties made wise choices with your days. This will sound weird, but I have whiled away many, many an hour knitting while watching Deadliest Catch, and have read The Perfect Storm. It's a frightening life and yet one that is fascinating, moving, exhilarating & tragic. Thanks so much for sharing your day with us.

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