#GLOUCESTERMA DEEP FREEZE SEA SMOKE GOOD HARBOR BEACH, TWIN LIGHTS, EASTERN POINT, BACKSHORE, TEN POUND ISLAND, NILES POND

My fingers froze and I had to call it quits yet despite the bitterly cold five degree temperature and biting wind, day break brought blue skies and beautiful sea smoke all along the backshore, from Gloucester’s Ten Pound Island Lighthouse to Rockport’s Twin Lighthouses.

Take heart friends -today is the last day of January- only 48 more days until the spring equinox!

Fresh wild animal tracks crossing Niles Pond

 

THREE VIEWS GLOUCESTER CITY HALL-SKYLINE- HARBOR

A view that never disappoints-

Choppy harbor waters

Storm clouds clearing

Later that same afternoon

OUR LADY OF GOOD VOYAGE, MARITIME GLOUCESTER, UU CHURCH, CITY HALL, AND SAINT ANN

Iconic architecture of Gloucester ~ The photos were taken early Thanksgiving morning and the post was meant for later Thanksgiving Day, as a thank you for our Gloucester community, but I just got too involved with family and cooking.

Thank you Gloucester

GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER BROUGHT TO YOU BY SNOWY DAY NEIGHBORHOOD

Lots more snow in the forecast. I hope everyone is keeping warm and cozy and having super fun snow days!beacon-marine-copyright-kim-smithBeacon Marine Basin at dawn

good-harbor-beach-snow-day-copyright-kim-smithGood Harbor Beach

schooner-sugar-babe-snow-copyright-kim-smithSchooner Sugar Babe

gloucester-harbor-city-hall-snow-day-copyright-kim-smithGloucester Harbor Skyline

A few more snapshots from this morning

 

BEAUTIFUL WINTER’S DAY IN OUR GLOUCESTER NEIGHBORHOOD

gloucester-city-skyline-winter-copyright-kim-smithFrom an early morning stop at the bottom of my hill, with a view towards the Harbor and City Hall (as well as a feisty Common Loon), to the creatures abounding along the shore, it was a gorgeous winter morning, and all set against a widely striped and deeply-hued winter sky backdrop.

common-loon-copyright-kim-smithCommon Loon at the pier, swimming very close to where I was standing and seemingly equally as curious about me as I was about it. 

connemara-bay-fishing-boat-gloucester-our-lady-of-good-voyage-church-copyright-kim-smithGloucester FV Connemara Bay

male-female-red-breasted-mergansers-copyright-kim-smithMale (left) and Female Red-breasted Mergansers foraging at the Harbor

brace-cove-seals-copyright-kim-smithThe Lollygaggers

american-black-ducks-copyright-kim-smithFlock of American Black Ducks

female-mallard-duck-copyright-kim-smithOrchestra of earth tones for a well-camouflaged female Mallard Duck

LEADEN DECEMBER SKIES :)

How fortunate we are to be experiencing a delightfully warm El Nino December although many regions in the rest of the country are not faring as well as we in the Northeast. Thinking about where we were almost to the date a year ago at this time…see the end of this post.
GLOUCESTER HARBOR CITY HALL DECEMBER 2015

GLOUCESTER HARBOR ROCKY NECK DECEMBER 2015Rocky Neck

GLOUCESTER HARBOR OUR LADY DECEMBER 2015Our Lady of Good Voyage

Photographing from the same location last year at this time, Smith’s Cove, December 18, 2014 ~

LOBSTER TRAPS SMITHS COVE EAST GLOUCESTER ©Kim Smith 2014SMITHS COVE EAST GLOUCESTER ©Kim Smith 2014Pirate’s Lane Smith’s Cove East Gloucester

DUCKWORTH'S BISTROT EAST GLOUCESTER ©Kim Smith 2014Duckworth’s Bistrot December 2014