Parker Lane might just be my favorite public way in all of Marblehead and yet it has been punished by acts of nature and man in the past year. The stairs leading to the beach below are gone with the platform still evident but separated by a broken wall. Further up the road, a car accident has taken down the road sign and done damage to the walls of one of the homes along this lane.

Still, this was my destination on Wednesday, May 15th as I chased the sunset from an initial few shots on Riverhead Beach across the causeway and onto the Neck. I was rewarded with a view of a cloudy evening with the sun’s fading light painting the clouds and being reflected in the water of Marblehead Harbor. I composed this image to include one home situated on a rocky outcropping jutting into the harbor.