Taking a quick break from my top 10 of 2016 countdown to wish everyone a very merry Marblehead Christmas (and happy Hanukkah which starts tonight as well). On the morning of December 16, the air temperature was 2F and I had gone out to chase sea smoke. I had a spot at Fort Sewall picked out as a backup option but first drove by a few spots to see if they offered better vantage points. As I drove along Beacon Street and glanced across Grace Oliver Beach and Dolliber Cove, I spotted a picture perfect Christmas Tree at the end [...]
I've been fascinated by this crooked tree on Peach's Point (or is it Peaches Point?) since moving to Marblehead in 2008. The tree seems to be in such a precarious position along the ocean's edge and with only the thinnest of trunks to keep it upright. Meanwhile, the surrounding homes in this area of Marblehead are truly magnificent in stature and architecture thus serving to exaggerate further the oddity of this simple crooked tree. This image is another from the series captured last Wednesday and was taken only 15 minutes after yesterday's shot of the boat ramp. The sun had [...]
All of this week's images were captured over a few hours span on Sunday morning. I had started out along Beacon Street hoping for a solid dawn and sunrise and having that wish fulfilled (more of those images next week). As the sun rose above the horizon, it began to light up the trees along Crowninshield Road and, in particular, one tree showing off its Fall colors. With the expansive view of Doliber Cove and the orange color of this one tree lit up by the morning sun, the scene seemed to sum up Fall in Marblehead quite well.