On Saturday morning, I drove my daughter to the State Street landing where she met with her fourth grade Marblehead Cheerleading team to take part in the annual Christmas Walk parade.  I had missed out on shooting the festivities earlier in the day when Santa arrived by boat and was surprised to see a lobster trap tree built up on one of the sections leading toward the water.

I don’t recall seeing a lobster trap tree here in years past and wondered if it might be a new addition to this town’s traditional parade and other downtown festivities.  As it was, a gently breeze was coming off the water and setting the American flag atop the tree flying.  I stood on stage for a few minutes to get to the right angle so that I could include the full spread of the gathered lobster traps as well as the harbor beyond.