The Japanese defense forces couldn't stop Godzilla.....I captured the beast!

The Japanese defense forces couldn't stop Godzilla.....I captured the beast!
Spied this over Route 128 on my way home from work. Dirty windshield and strong sun glare I had to darken the image and crop out the sun. That's the only edit to what's probably my worse quality image. I figured some would get a kick out of it so I posted the pic on facebook. A few shares later it's gone world wide! Who would of thunk it?

Why I created this......

Born and raised in Gloucester, Ma fishing gets in your blood. Surrounded by the sea, kids here have a boat almost as much as kids elsewhere have bicycles! As I grew older my fishing ambitions gave way to what's around me. Although I still "drop a line" every so often, my attention wanders to the majesty of the natural light that make this place so special. Never is each day the same. The subjects may be the same but the light from the sea & sky will morph the subject into a form of art. For that reason artists have been drawn to these shores for several hundred years, they followed the light painting and sketching these surroundings. What artists capture with paint on canvas, I attempt to capture with a click.....if I'm lucky!

I guess that's a sort of Fish'n!

Jay Albert

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Monday, June 02, 2014

Oh My Weeping Willow!

If ever a tree was a member of the family this one was it. It all began in 1960 when my dad was clearing the side yard to make way for a driveway. Only 4 years old I was helping dad with my toy wheel barrow as he filled it up then told me to dump it in the woods. I wheeled it down a small hill but instead of going into the woods I dumped the contents at the back edge of the back yard. In that pile of debris there was a small Willow sapling that took root. I remember using the garden hose to water the willow and see that tree shoot up so much that within 10-12 years it towered over the house! Over the years that followed it gained the height of about 80' as large branches spread out. Every so often a large storm would break off a large branch. Now that my niece, her husband and their children live in my childhood home it was time to cut the Willow back. A full grown Willow consumes about 80 barrels of water a day! Completely removing a willow tree raises the water table. Iron Tree Service out of Wenham showed up to trim back the Willow and remove a dying Maple tree. For about two hours they completed their job that had the neighborhood amazed at their aerial skills that reminded me of watching a circus trapeze act! Now that I live next door I can watch the rebirth of our Willow in her second 50 years of life! 

Hooking up
 Flying high!
 Watching in amazement!
 Being lowered into the "jungle".
 Flying over the house!
 The Maple comes back down to earth.
 A doubled teamed trunk heading to the chipper.
 Heading back up.
 "Tree hugger"!
 Wood chips fly!

Tree kicks out hitting worker!

No damage done and he's back to work.
Tossing a chunk of Willow.
 Flying Willow!
 You don't see this every day!
 To the chipper.
 Trimming the dead wood
 Getting ready for a leg toss!
 There it goes.
 Another hunk gone.
 To the chipper.
 Under the bark.

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"Glosta Logic"

It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!

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