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 after a long week of gray and gloom
Saturday morning, we awoke to bright sunshine and clear blue skies
so we hopped in the car and headed out to wander the trails at Halibut Point

as we got closer to Rockport, the sky turned dark and the snow started coming down
little did we know that Cape Ann would be the ONLY spot in Massachusetts to be in a snowstorm that day.

Despite the fact that we were unprepared
no boots, hats or warm gloves,
it was pretty magical.

We found refuge in a coffee shop on Bearskin Neck
where we dried off and warmed up over cappuccino,
the caffeine fix was just enough to get us back out the door to join the busy Christmas shoppers on the streets.

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“Life is so full of unpredictable beauty and strange surprises. Sometimes that beauty is too much for me to handle. Do you know that feeling? When something is just too beautiful? When someone says something or writes something or plays something that moves you to the point of tears, maybe even changes you.”
~ Mark Oliver Everett

24 Comments on “sea snow

  1. What beautiful, magical snow shots, Susan. I am so hoping that we get some snow in Michigan before I head south again.

  2. What a beautiful post both in photos and words. Rockport is beautiful in any season but you made it look like a scene from a Charles Dickens novel. Really loved that last quote.
    Merry Christmas Susan.

  3. I totally loved taking this little trip with you! New England occupies a special place in my heart, not because I’ve ever lived there, just because … And these photos of your beautiful day make me feel like I was indeed there during this most wonderful time of year. Merry Christmas, Susan!

  4. What luck, some snow !! nothing here yet! it seems that it will arrive in late January
    have a good week end

  5. Beautiful snowfall pictures! Thanks for sharing with us who won’t see snow unless we travel north. A wonderful weekend to you!

  6. I just love these scenes with the falling snow! My favourite is the one of the red house with the light blue door called The Pewter sno… I do love the atmosphere of everything! It’s still too warm here for the season and I do wish the temperatures would drop. It doesn’t even feel like winter, let alone Christmas!
    Happy Christmas to you and your family, Susan!

  7. You really capture the spirit of winter snowfall in New England… even if it was the only spot to catch the falling snow! 🙂 Beautiful, as always.

  8. This post is a real visual treat Susan! You capture the atmosphere so well I can really get into the mood of this lovely place. Perfect little trip to take around the holidays!

  9. Beautiful, magical captures! The snow scenes are like beautiful paintings. 🙂
    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Susan!

  10. This is simply delightful, and a nice “visual” trip for me! I love towns like these, and the falling snow makes it a perfect scene! Merry Christmas!!

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