The Old Chimney is Plural, Actually

Once again, the camera helps the eye.

Heading out of Woods Hole early the other morning, I spent the first ten minutes of the trip out on deck, enjoying the strong, low-angle light.

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The Elizabeths were bathed in the sun’s early rays. Water moved steadily through the Woods Hole Channels.

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A seagull on pilings sat.

The air was still enough, the temperature low enough, that when the bird cried out at a passing fellow gull, you could see its breath condensing in the air, wreathing the animal’s head in misty gyres. I waited and waited, hoping for a repeat performance, but the repeat did not come.

Oh well.

Even without cry-created swirls of vapor, it was still a handsome creature.

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In the distance, the Vineyard.

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My favorite tree silhouettes limn their little ridge.

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To the north of the grove, the old house and adjoining field are there, waiting the warm weather. A line of snow, drift-born and sun-sheltered, lingers along the stone wall. The snow adds a nice contrasting white line into the landscape.

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When we last saw this housetop, workers were repairing roofing, and perhaps chimney flashing. My view this morning, from a different angle than previous photos, shows something I hadn’t noticed before.

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The house has two chimneys, which are right next to each other.

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That’s a configuration you don’t often see.

If I’m on Naushon again next spring, I’ll try to remember to ask why the place is chimneyed like that.

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