Daily Photo Shoot – Day 4

The photo-shoot subject for today, 04 February 2013, is:

Signs of Winter around Crow Cottage and Other Stuff

We really haven’t had much of a “winter” here on the East Coast. Some inland areas have, but not us on the coastline. So any little hint of snow is welcomed just to give this February a flavour of winter.

Gentle signs of winter on the porch More gentle snow on a seat on the porch

Snow on the ground February 4th 2013 The old skiff (rowboat) wintering over near the driveway

The side deck steps (down which I tumbled a few weeks back! Ouch!!) The side deck stairway and back garden - Feb. 4, 2013

Front steps on a February winter day Front garden after a dusting of snow

Ivy growing on chimney in winter Ivy growing on chimney in winter

And moving inside (boy was it EVER cold out there taking those photos above! I’m surprised the shutter on the camera would work!), some of our very favourite photographs, taken by the late great Frank Meadow Sutcliffe, of Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.

Frank Meadow Sutcliffe photo showing local fishermen shooting the breeze in old Whitby town, N. Yorkshire, England (Paul's favourite one) Frank Meadow Sutcliffe photos that we framed - bought in Whitby at the Sutcliffe Gallery.

Click here for a page showing photos of “Fisher People” which includes the photo above on the left (Ref. #17-32)

We first discovered Sutcliffe’s photographic works during an early trip to Yorkshire. As always, we spent time in the old fishing town of Whitby, our favourite place on earth, and came across the Sutcliffe Gallery.

Below is a photo I took, I believe in 2002, while visiting that superb shop.

Shopping at the Sutcliffe Gallery in Whitby, England, 2002

It’s a treasure trove of prints of his many old photographs where you can get all sizes and shapes of the prints, from small postcard sizes up to enlargements. There are books also showing a lot of his works, and I think we have all four books. Haven’t seen any of the DVDs, but that’s something to think about down the road.

Close-up you can see inside the shop, all the various prints available for purchase. Heaven!

Sutcliffe Gallery, Whitby, England - taken in 2002

Just for fun, click here for a slideshow of his works. He’s the best!

So that’s my Photo Shoot for today, 04 February 2013. Stay warm everyone. Hope you enjoyed the Super Bowl more than we did, if you were so inclined to watch. We found another alternative show that was on at the same time called the “Puppy Super Bowl” which held our interest a lot better than the real game did. I saw a bit of Beyonce singing and she was lackluster at best and way too much sexualizing the whole event. My radio talk show host panned her for his entire show saying they need to rethink the half-time entertainment to be more related to the game of football than just a sideshow of skin and sexual innuendoes. Not for a family audience at all. Big mistake. Oh well. Never mind. Sorry the 49ers didn’t win, but they ALMOST did… but almost doesn’t count!



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Click Here to join us on our day out in

Yorkshire/Whitby, England,

with our friends, Don & Jean Burluraux.

…or click HERE for a list of Don’s other amazing

Walks In Yorkshire

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He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer; he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world…

When all other friends desert, he remains.”

~ George V. Vest ~

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6 Responses to Daily Photo Shoot – Day 4

  1. Reenie says:

    I remember a couple of years ago I visited a friend in Mexico and took photos of her gardens. She was most curious regarding what had caught my eye, my imagination. And that’s how I felt looking at your shots of snow… beauty in unexpected places, niches.


  2. Nina Camic says:

    I loved this post: the hint of snow (I’ll send you some of ours!), the remembrance of a shop in Yorkshire, the tail end — the game, or non-game — all of it. A story in itself.


  3. sue says:

    What’s all that white stuff around the house? A super lime treatment to encourage the grass to grow?

    (Sue in Louisiana)


  4. Sandy Freel says:

    I have tried hard to grow it and no luck…I think our hot hot summers kill it off and I have no shade trees either


  5. Bex says:

    There are some plants that don’t die out in winter, and that ivy is one of them. Not sure if it actually “grows” during the colder months but it doesn’t die off or turn brown. I happen to love ivy and would have it covering my whole house if only Paul would let it. He’s forever going around and tearing it off the vertical surfaces!!!


  6. sandy freel says:

    You still have green ivy growing on side of house..wow
    I remember you taking me to that art shop…I still have the ones I got there and the book too.
    His works are so good


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