Falmouth Harbor

A beautiful Autumn Sunday afternoon in Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. While Lisa walked Falmouth Heights, I sat in the car and sketched Falmouth Harbor. Still some boats left before they all get stored out of the water for the winter. Lamy fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Moleskine landscape watercolor sketchbook.

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Nauset Light

Nauset Light was constructed in 1877 and was originally one of two lights in Chatham It was moved to Eastham in 1923 to replace the Three Sisters of Nauset, three small wood lighthouses that had been decommissioned. Nauset Light was originally all white, but in the 1940s was painted with the red section at the top, creating the iconic appearance of the lighthouse. The light was automated and the keeper’s house was sold in 1955. Due to coastal erosion, by the early 1990s Nauset Light was less than 50 feet from the edge of the 70-foot cliff on which it stood. In 1993, the Coast Guard proposed decommissioning the light. Following a great public outcry, the non-profit Nauset Light Preservation Society was formed and funded, and in 1995, it leased the lighthouse from the Coast Guard. The organization arranged for the light to be relocated, in November 1996, to a location 336 feet west of its original position – which by then was only 37 feet  from the cliff’s edge. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Beta sketchbook.

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Fall Leaves 1

The fall leaves in New England are so beautiful and varied. These are on the edge of our driveway and have gone from green, to yellow and now are starting to turn a rust color. This tree actually keeps it’s leaves all winter and they fall off when the new growth starts to emerge. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

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In – N – Out

After growing up in Southern California, I finally had lunch at In-N-Out Burger, It is a chain in California with a cult like following. It was crazy busy when we were there at 2:00 in the afternoon. It was fantastic. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

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Blue Angels

We were in San Francisco during Fleet Week and Columbus Day Holiday. The city hosts a 2 day air show featuring the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s precision air team. Growing up, my dad and I would go to a couple of air shows a year and I have always loved seeing the Blue Angels. This was my first experience in a city. The sound reverberating off of the buildings was amazing and you could not tell what direction the planes were. This was just practice for the weekend show. Still really cool seeing the planes over the city and flying low over the bay. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

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