As tonight’s six inch storm was winding down I walked the nearly empty Main Street of Wakefield looking for photographs. Imagine my surprise when a snow plow disguised as an alien spacecraft passed me by. A police office pulled over, rolled down his window, and showed off a great photo of he had just taken with his phone of a home decorated in a pretty Christmas display. He said that he would later remove the utility wires in Photoshop. No mention of the spacecraft. A few minutes later a fellow approached me to show off the photos he had just taken with his phone. He was dispatching them immediately to friends at home in Turkey. I also admired some images he had made a week earlier in Bermuda. A plow driver waved hello and suggested that I not stand in the middle of the street. Another terrific hour in the snow.
Winter sunset over Newbury, MA and Plum Island Sound
It was a perfect winter afternoon to search for photographs among the reddish granite boulders, fresh snow patches, and blue green waves, under the cobalt blue sky. Halibut Point in Rockport, MA is an elbow of land that juts out from Cape Ann. On a clear day like this one you can see stretches of the Massachusetts and New Hampshire coastlines and even a few islands in Down East Maine.