Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Whales!


The waters off Cape Cod are a great place to see whales-- humpbacks, gray whales, finbacks, sperm whales, minke whales, pilot whales, and right whales, which were spotted in considerable numbers this year. Recently an Arctic-dwelling bowhead whale was spotted in the Cape's waters.

It's always a thrill.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pine Lake Woman's Club Officers

Pine Lake Woman's Club Officers, ca 1940s
Left to Right:

Emmy McBrayer
Cleo Anderson
Lucille McCurdy
Tina Sanford (Corinne Sanford)
Unidentified
Rosetta Rainwater
Myrtice McCleary
Irma Sims

Monday, October 8, 2012

Could This Sign Station Go?


This structure sits at the entrance to the western wetlands. I've been watching it for a while, and it gets little use.

Since there's a sign station at the entrance to the beach, I'm wondering if this one could go-- or at least get prettied up.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Then and Now






Most of my readers will recognize this little white house. It's called Duck Inn. It sits close to the playground at the southwestern edge of the lake.

At left is a photo I took last year At right is a photo taken by Claude Suttle in the early 60s.

The car parked curbside appears to be a 1960 or 1961 Rambler, although it might be a Chevy II I can't quite pin it down.

If you study the photos (just click on the image to enlarge), you'll see how very little the house has changed in fortysomething years.

Unretouched photos are below the fold.