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Post #1246 • October 20, 2008, 1:28 PM • 17 Comments

We spent this weekend in Eastham, MA out on the Cape so we could attend the Wellfleet OysterFest, where world shucking champion William "Chopper" Young was in attendance. But since we were in the neighborhood, we had to stop by Truro, which I knew only from Edward Hopper paintings. It's easy to see what inspired him. We dropped in on Provincetown too. These were shot with our little Elph instead of the good camera, but they'll do for the memory and maybe for a painting or two one day. Photos courtesy Supergirl.

Truro, October 2008

Truro, October 2008

Truro, October 2008

Truro, October 2008

View of the Atlantic Ocean from Provincetown, October 2008

As a bonus, here's a view out the window at the campground in Foxboro. Fall color is just starting to pass inland. It should be just about perfect in Boston right now.

Foxboro, October 2008




October 20, 2008, 2:39 PM

Oysterfest? So what are you, some kind of sex fiend?



October 20, 2008, 2:40 PM

Sex fiend? Color me perplexed.



October 20, 2008, 2:59 PM

Never mind. Supergirl just filled me in.



October 20, 2008, 3:01 PM

Yeah, like you've never heard oysters are supposed to be an aphrodisiac. Of course, maybe you really don't know, and this is all Supergirl's idea...



October 20, 2008, 3:18 PM

I'm jealous. Good oysters are a rare treat around here, and prairie oysters just aren't the same at all. As for fall colours, though, Edmonton does look mighty perty this time of year....



October 20, 2008, 6:05 PM

very nice photos


Bob Ragland

October 21, 2008, 1:49 PM

I am a big Hopper fan. I read his biography and it tells the Truro story. You photographs are very Hopper. I trust you art life is good. You can see my work I have a word blog

I am not the best artist, but I give my art life the best effort.
I have bread and shelter from my artistic effort.
Sincerely ,
Bob Ragland



October 22, 2008, 12:32 AM

I Like the Atlantic Ocean Photo!



October 22, 2008, 4:07 PM

Excellent pics of truro,supergirl.

That light is a bath of autumn. I the only person who finds Hopper's work to be sexy and ridiculously prude simultaneously?



October 22, 2008, 11:16 PM

I suspect so, Ms.


Chris Rywalt

October 23, 2008, 3:38 PM

If we're going to use "prude" as the same part of speech as "lewd," maybe we should spell it the same: "Hopper's work is ridiculously prewd."

Works for me. Also because it reminds me of stewed prunes, which for some reason strikes me as something a prude would enjoy.



October 24, 2008, 8:42 AM

A constipated prewd, or "crewd".


Chris Rywalt

October 24, 2008, 11:52 AM

Maybe "clewed," for "clogged prewd." Also, "clewed" means "rolled into a ball." Perfect!



October 24, 2008, 6:29 PM

This might be a little late for the comments page. Nice shots of the Cape! (I get cold just remembering it!)

I thought you might enjoy hearing about Chopper's newest win. After attending the Wellfleet OysterFest on Saturday, he flew to Maryland to the St. Mary's County Oyster Festival, home of the National Oyster Shucking Contest. And even though he told me he had no intention of competing again...he did...and HE WON! His final adjusted time at the nationals was 2:49. So he's now the two-time national champ---and will be going back to Galway next September.

Next stop...Letterman?



October 25, 2008, 8:18 AM

supergirl check out the link from terry teachout on the latest post to lucas' gallery via the first 'here'. see etching 'la strada bianca'. compositionally it is very close to your third photo down. good company.

my parents had a place at the vineyard up until i was 26 and these take me right back.



October 25, 2008, 9:57 AM

Chris as a word junkie I am always delighted to learn a simple one I didn't know. I knew "clew" or "clue" as a sailing term but not as indicating a ball or rolling into a ball, such as a ball of yarn. Thanks!


Chris Rywalt

October 25, 2008, 1:26 PM

A painter who's also a word junkie -- who'd have thought it?



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