New Year’s Day in Woods Hole. More Coast Toast: Details.

When you move past the overview, go past the broad-brush, and start to look at details, what you can see expands. You can find yourself suddenly woven into a scene you thought you were just observing.

If you want to know something, just ask a local.

Or listen to them as they talk to each other.

There was a luna moth in the procession. She took her wings off later, and gave them to her mother. “They’re too tight around my shoulders.”, she said.

IMG_4490

This Red Hair is a friend of Little Bear.

There are a lot of different hats in the world, both metaphorical and literally.

Except for group-costume hats, there were no two hats the same to be seen.

IMG_4543

In the last post, we saw Janoah the Juggler atop his six foot tall unicycle. Here we see a close-up of his concentration. Note to eyes: your peripheral vision is not some second-class act to follow your fovea’s precise attention to a center of focus…

IMG_4537

The hobbyhorse is complete with carven tooth and working jaws.

Don’t let that critter get in close behind you!

IMG_4545

The whole world was in these hands.

IMG_4596

A “rolling” Moss gathers no stones. (But can toot a kazoo.)

IMG_4616

You might pause a moment to notice details in this photo. (Nifty house alert.)

Nearing the sundial monument, and the edge of the harbor, the Horn Dancers gather for another “Abbots Bromley” ritual clash of antlers.

IMG_4641

Over in an eddy of the crowd, a young woman shares with friends the happy, brand-new news of her engagement to be married.

IMG_4676

The wearer of the gloves, who is admiring the stone, has known the young woman since she was as brand-new as the ring she’s now wearing.

Speaking of stones, it has been estimated that there are seven quintillion, five hundred quadrillion grains of sand in the world.  And yet, there are many more stars in the Universe than there are grains of sand on our entire planet. If any single one of our terran grains of sand could talk, and could tell its story, you might spend an entire afternoon at the beach listening to the saga of but one little mote.

It’s cold out there in the universe, out there between the stars.

Let’s take our starry eyes into the Community Hall, warm up, and get something to eat and drink.

IMG_4704

Revelers enter the hall.

The dragons waited patiently in a corner.

IMG_4729

They had a little bit of dragontalk with each other.

I’d tell you what they said, but I don’t speak dragonese.

IMG_4735

But I can tell you that dragons like a snack just as much as you or I do.

IMG_4738

(Legal notice: No humans were mistreated or harmed in the production of this blogpost.)

Advertisements

2 responses to “New Year’s Day in Woods Hole. More Coast Toast: Details.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s