at the tip

whichever way the wind blows

Motif no. 1

Bearskin Neck



summer must-haves

the cove

Motif #1 in summer

cottage windows


grand pianoĀ 

of Cape Ann
on the rocky coast of the north shore
lies the village of Rockport
home to lobstermen and artists
a place I’ve been coming to all my life
where fishing shacks have been turned into shops and galleries
where Winslow Homer once came to paint
where they recently built a concert hall around a grand piano
and the audience looks out to the sea behind the stage
where you can order seafood and know that it was just caught
and where it’s just as beautiful off season as on


I’ll be back again soon.

38 thoughts on “at the tip

  1. I would LOVE to visit this place. When my son was in 8th grade we did the East Coast trip and I went with him. I ate my first Lobster roll, I tell my husband he just has to go back with me someday…..on my dream list, he has to taste the lobster rolls. I swear your lobster in the Atlantic is so yummy, the very best. Super quaint and calls to me.

  2. Beautiful photos and colors! I used to live nearby – in Beverly – and could even bike there. It’s such a great place for strolling.

    1. Thanks Sheila! Lucky you! Beverly is also beautiful. We have friends who live there. I think that I’d like to retire in Rockport, although I haven’t discussed it with my husband yet!

  3. Ahhhh… the quintessential New England scenes. You’re awakening a longing in me to match yours awaiting for springtime.
    Lovely images of what I consider to be my original home territory.

    1. Thanks Gunta. I’ll try to keep you updated on your old stomping grounds! I’m working on being more patient as far as spring is concerned…

  4. Susan, I knew this was Rockport, before I even got to the bottom of the post.
    We have much the same taste in what we like to photograph.
    I have taken photographs of the very same things (#s 2, 4, 5, 9 and 10).
    There is also a wonderful photographer that I always stop in to see when I am there.
    His name is Andrew Borsari, and his work is amazing.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. May I say that great minds photograph alike?! I plan to go back to visit sometime in May, so I’ll be sure to look for Andrew Borsari’s work! Thanks for the info!

    1. It’s on my bucket list! I’ve seen many images here on WordPress of Cornwall and it looks so beautiful. I know I would love it there! Someday!

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