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  • mariasmemo
    17.05.2021 - 4 hours ago

    My Little RBG

    Yeah, no, not Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Sorry.

    This is actually one of my favorite birds – a Rose Breasted Grosbeak (which basically means “big nose”).  Cardinals – my favorite – are grosbeaks as well.

    But in any case, I have not seen a RBG yet this spring.  For quite a few years, I believe the same one showed up at my feeder at home like clockwork every May 7th or 8th until he didn’t anymore. That was really sad as I figured he was likely gone.  But on May 10th, I was walking into the backyard of the Mitchell House. The sun was finally out after being cold and rainy and I saw something flutter from the ground and grab the side of the Solomon’s Seal where it paused.  I figured that it was a robin – they are building nests back here – but realized it was smaller.  I looked more closely and there was the RBG in all his scarlet/pink glory.  

    If you have not seen one before, they are stunners.  He looks like someone shot him in the neck – it’s a large splotch of color with a line (like a drip) running down his breast.  I have never seen one on Vestal Street so I am still rather excited. I took a photograph – it’s pretty far as I didn’t want to scare him.  He seemed to be eating bugs or taking water off the Money Plant (the purple flowers) and then doing the same to the Lily of the Valley.  Initially he flew off over the fence into the neighbors but after a few minutes he came back and continued to peck and hunt about on the ground for quite a while.  I am hoping this was not just a weigh station and that perhaps he and the Missus have a nest. I’d love to be an auntie.  Each spring we have multiple nests and babies in the Mitchell House backyard.  It’s fun to watch them albeit at times a bit stressful!

    It was a banner bird day for me that day.  When I got home later that evening, I was happy to see a Ruby-throated Hummingbird at my hummingbird feeder and then, the next morning, a Baltimore Oriole on my oriole feeder!

    Spring IS here!

    P.S. About May 12th, baby Robins fledged from the nest in the Mitchell House yard so I am an auntie, I guess.

    JNLF

    #Nantucket#Maria Mitchell #Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association #Rosebreasted Grosbeak#RBG #Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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  • lonestarbattleship
    16.05.2021 - 1 day ago

    RMS Olympic entering New York Harbor after sinking the lightship Nantucket, May 16, 1934.

    “May 15, 1934 at 10.55 am RMS Olympic was on her way to New York City, trying to determine an exact position of the US lightship LV-177 (known as Nantucket) in the fog. Visibility was 150 meters, just 2/3 of the Olympic’s huge hull. It appeared that Olympic was well clear of the lightship, but a few minutes later the lookout spotted LV-117 dead ahead. Captain Binks was trying to avoid collision by ordering the ship’s rudder to be set full to port and the engines to be set full speed astern. But it was too late and at 11.06 am she collided with the side of the lightship. Although she was moving just 3 kn (5.6 km/h), her sheer weight, and thus her kinetic energy, completely wrecked the smaller vessel.”

    Source

    University of South Carolina: MVTN_22-69_Mez1_CMS_456_Acc

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  • lonestarbattleship
    15.05.2021 - 2 days ago

    USS New York (BB-34) tied to a pier in Nantucket, Massachusetts, on December 19, 1929.

    Note: US lightship LV-177 (known as Nantucket) in the background. She will be lost four years later on May 15, 1934, when RMS Olympic collided with her in dense fog.

    BPL: 08_06_005845, 08_06_004733, 08_06_004747, 08_06_004748, 08_06_005024

    #USS New York (BB-34) #USS New York #new york class #dreadnought#battleship#December#1929#Nantucket#Massachusetts#May #united states navy #navy#usn#us navy#my post#colorized photo
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  • fleuroculous
    14.05.2021 - 2 days ago

    narberth

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  • ambery0216
    14.05.2021 - 2 days ago

    narberth

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  • oldfarmhouse
    14.05.2021 - 2 days ago

    𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 ☀️ 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐍𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐮𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐭

    •https://www.instagram.com/yankeemagazine

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  • terror-of-the-ocean
    11.05.2021 - 5 days ago

    Apparently this is the only picture of Owen Coffin, found on one of those Find A Grave sites. He had good genes, looks like. He looked like he was the sweetest boy.

    I wish I could find the full portrait; maybe it was part of a larger work, perhaps a family portrait?

    Maybe one day I'll contact a Nantucket historical society, ask if they have any art of or related to the Coffins. Or I can try and track down the email of the person who uploaded the picture. I'm sure they can show me the full portrait, or at least the source where they got it.

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  • winewithfood
    11.05.2021 - 5 days ago

    Roasted Mushrooms & Parmesan Pudding With Tomato & Basil Sauce

    Roasted Mushrooms & Parmesan Pudding With Tomato & Basil Sauce

    This is my version of an appetizer served at an iconic restaurant in Nantucket MA, that is no longer there.It is a little retro now, but still lovely and fun to eat. You can make it lighter, as you can spray the vegetables before cooking rather than use heavy oils and use low-fat milk to make the parmesan pudding. I use the parmesan quite sparingly and still get enough flavor, as Mr. Winewithfood…

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    #parmesanpudding roastedmushrooms appetizer nantucket parmesan tomatobasilsauce americanfood champagne sangiovese italianwine winewithfood fo
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  • malcolm589
    11.05.2021 - 6 days ago

    levittown

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  • girlscorpio92
    10.05.2021 - 1 week ago

    hales corners

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  • mariasmemo
    10.05.2021 - 1 week ago

    Maria Mitchell In Her Own Words

    May 29 {1857}.  Richmond . . . . The Hotel did not promise much from the outside, but we had a good room and sat down to a good table.  I looked around with complacency upon its abundance, tasted its good coffee, broke bread and asked for butter. “We have none” said the waiter, “it can’t be had in this part of the country.”  I looked at the milk and I said to the Landlady “Why can’t butter be made in this country?”  “Oh,” said she, “we have it usually but have not now for five days.  Blountville is the county town and the lawyers were all here last week and they’ve eaten up all.”  “How large is your population?” asked Prudie.  “Three hundred,” she replied.  We looked at each other in amazement.  The county town has 300 people, how few people have the other towns!

    Before her tour of Europe, Maria and Prudie – the young woman she chaperoned for these tours – visited the southern United States. They had some interesting exploits. From visiting the Natural Bridge to Mammoth Cave (you try climbing ladders and crawling in caves with a bonnet, heeled shoes, petticoats, long skirts and a corset!) to New Orleans and Atlanta, they covered a lot of ground.  Maria was not without her complaints, however.  Having already spent a night at a hotel in which she advised people to not look too closely at the black spot on their pillowcase and, “ . . . just get in bed and go to sleep at once and keep asleep if you can,” to this small town – that was actually the largest town – that couldn’t keep up with its butter supply she seemed to come across minor, but interesting situations.

    JNLF

    #Nantucket#Maria MItchell #Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association #Natural Bridge Mammoth Cave #New Orleans#Atlanta
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  • buffyann23
    08.05.2021 - 1 week ago

    2018 Nantucket Film Festival (06/22/18)

    #Tom Cavanagh #2018 Nantucket Film Festival #photoshoot#adorkable
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  • sbnkalny
    08.05.2021 - 1 week ago
    #ANSWER#DAY 19#entropyapologist #The mixture is quite soft but not so bad. It was a Man from Nantucket. Oh electronic Seer #do you have to offer
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  • fleur-aesthetic
    07.05.2021 - 1 week ago

    instagram | nantucketfineliving

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  • totovolff
    05.05.2021 - 1 week ago
    #look there are like four people ever who write vb fic and i can't speak for any but myself #and i'm currently only dantteri + bottberg focused and rallyfic is The Major Project atm #so i try to do fics that go with actual events but i generally don't have the time #please please go ahead and fill the gap #we need it dearly #like i did the dantteri fic after daniel tweeted about vb's ass and confirmed dantteri as the most realistic and true and canon ship of all #time #but i have certain Agendas. about daniel. and vb. and daniel being a [redacted] #and that fit them well #can you believe people are still mad i write dantteri and ship their darling beloved sex god with v. v. bottas #smh! valtteri fucks. daniel said on main that he wants him. it's the word of god <3 #okay that's a tangent #but pls write #lmk how it goes #i'd love to talk about it if i have the juice #asks#fic things#nantucket-sleigh-ride #also thank you for the valtteri empire crown #i got it from bottaslicious #while i'm awol it belongs to electric-arc #it's heirloom
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  • veemarina
    05.05.2021 - 1 week ago

    morriston

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  • krystle980
    05.05.2021 - 1 week ago

    morriston

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  • poozle668
    05.05.2021 - 1 week ago

    morriston

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