November 2008

Pathway to the 17th Century

This is the Eel River Nature Walkway (the river is on the left). The photo is looking back towards the Wampanoag Homesite. The walkway connects you from the…

Thanksgiving Feast

The tradition of the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving is steeped in myth and legend. While it is a day celebrated by many Americans it is also the “National Day of…

Canoe Carving

The Wampanoags made two types of canoes. The one you see above, which is a wooden dugout canoe (mishoon). “It is made by selecting a large, wide-girth pine…

Old Fashioned Cooking

I’m not much of a cook. I enjoy baking but for some reason cooking is completely different for me. I can’t imagine what it must have been like…

Wampanoag Homesite

When you first arrive at Plimoth Plantation they suggest you watch the short welcome video. The video is an overview of what you will see during your visit…

Life at Sea

The look I was going for here would be called, weathered. What a wonderfully photographic face this sailor has…I really liked the texture of his beard. Normally, I…

Master’s Quarters

This is the Master’s Quarters. The Mayflower’s Master (today referred to as captain) was named Christopher Jones. The Master’s job was to direct the course of the ship…

Cook’s Quarters

The cook’s room, on the Mayflower, may have been housed in the forecastle (also known as fo’c’sle, the forward most cabin of the ship). The two images above…

Navigation

This is a Traverse Board. “It was used to record the direction and speed of a ship during a four-hour watch. Each half-hour a crewman would place pegs…

The Voyage

Just sit right back an you’ll hear a tale,A tale of a fateful trip.That started from this tropic port,Aboard this tiny ship. The weather started getting rough, The…

Kisses

My pie skills were passed down from three generations of wonderful bakers. From my great grandma Bryant to her daughter Elinor (my grandmother who I unfortunately never met)….

Pie

Step 6: Okay, I jumped a few steps between peeling the apples and the completed pie. I didn’t take any pictures of the dough being rolled or the…

Peeled

Step 2: Peeling the apples. This is probably my least favorite part of making an apple pie. Although, cleanup and washing the dishes are very close behind. When…

Apple

The original apple. Nutritious, delicious and no batteries required. While I didn’t go apple picking (except at the supermarket) these apples are a sign that Thanksgiving is just…

Leaving

The other day I walked out on my balcony, looked down and saw this. Leaves, lots and lots of leaves. This is just one section. The entire place…

How Now Brown Cow

A few hundred feet down from where the sheep were grazing we came across a field with cows. I’m assuming they belong to the same farm. I liked…

Twinkle, is that you?

These shots were taken at the farm on Elm Street in Plympton. Last weekend, Mom and I had gone to the cafe for lunch and then walked around…

A Time for Change

History has been made today. The first African American has been elected President of the United States of America. On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama will take office…

Lazy Llama

I’m not sure that this llama is actually lazy but she was lying down the entire time I was taking pictures. One of the houses in Plympton has…

Plympton Progress?

First, a little history from the Plympton website: The town of Plympton was incorporated in 1707. It is approximately 14.8 square miles and is, therefore, the smallest town…