A Beautiful Morning


WordPress saving-of-draft has failed. Taking with it five hundred or so carefully crafted words produced yesterday.

So, the heck with carefully crafted words…you just get minimally annoted pix, because the next morning (after the Beautiful Morning) is so warm that I’m going to grab a bite and go do some exterior painting.

To recap: I went to the beach at Quansoo, for sunrise. And perhaps to paint…

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Crab Creek at Dawn, late October, 2018.

To step out on the beach was to see beauty.

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Quansoo at dawn, late October, 2018. 

Mist and fog was rising from the water.

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Swirl of Mist. Quansoo. Late October, 2018.

In the distance, people were fishing.

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Three at the Quansoo Opening. Late October, 2018.

A father and son were taking a pre-school fishing trip.

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What better thing to do before school than to go fishing?

The rising of the sun was as an atomic blast. Considering that the sun actually is a stellar atomic furnace, that’s what it really was.

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Earth’s atomic furnace. 

An old friend was there. Catching and releasing striped bass.

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She’s one of the great anglers of Martha’s Vineyard.

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One of the Vineyard’s finest anglers. 

There was the gentlest of northerly breezes, not even a breeze, which was pushing the night’s frost-chilled air onto the ocean, where it pulled mists from the swells.

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On the way back home, it turned out that the gate was covered with frost. I scraped enough off to make a little snowball, and decided to come back in a couple of hours.

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A wee snowball on the Quansoo Gate. 

A couple of hours later, there were just a few drops of water remaining on the undersides of the gate’s bars. I wiped them off, sanded off the bumps and gloss, and rolled and brushed on coat number two of “Oliver Green”. The Oliver was a famous make of US farm tractor. It’s very green.

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Jack Frost White on Oliver Green. Quansoo Gate. Late October, 2018

I’ll go down to the Quansoo Gate soon, once I’ve had second breakfast. Here it’s the first of November (Rabbit! Rabbit!) and it’s going to be in the sixties today.

Tomorrow may rain, but today I shall follow the sun.


5 responses to “A Beautiful Morning

  1. Gorgeous! Stunning! Fascinating! Your offerings MUST be saved for posterity. That sun coming up…the patterns of melted frost on the green…the colors breaking through the day…..enchanting, all of it. Thank you.

  2. The disappearance of your carefully curated words is truly a loss, but kudos to you for posting your morning adventure at Quansoo anyway. They say a picture is worth 1,000 words …

  3. Glorious! Have to get down there again soon, but meanwhile your photos are the next best thing. (Truth to tell, I’m more likely to be there at the end of the day than the beginning, but still . . .) About that WordPress fail — old allegedly Arabic axiom advises “Trust in God but tie your camel,” so hitting the Save Draft button once in a while is a good idea. 😉

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