15 July 2018

Coasting

Rockport to Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts

By train to Rockport... by foot to Gloucester... then jump the train back to Boston...
... and THIS I call Freedom from cars...

Cape Ann: ... Rockport blooms...

Cape Ann: ... and rocks...

Cape Ann: ... low...

Cape Ann: ... intertidal coloring...

Cape Ann: ... living between the tides...

Cape Ann: ... comes... and goes...

Cape Ann: ... finds a way...

Cape Ann: ... in perfect harmony...

Cape Ann: ... with impenetrable...

Cape Ann: ... yet rolling... to shapes...

Cape Ann: ... and spreading...

Cape Ann: ... by the ocean...

Cape Ann: ... expansive and limitless...

Cape Ann: ... intertidal pools...

Cape Ann: ... in wet and dry...

Cape Ann: ... wiggling...

Cape Ann: ... Thacher Island... over there...

Cape Ann: ... Pebble Beach... the ocean coming closer...

Cape Ann: ... and seagulls too...

Cape Ann: ... sand and ocean... playfully together...

Cape Ann: ... ad infinitum...

Cape Ann: ... in Gloucester... waiting for the supper...

09 July 2018

Power of Renewal

Halibut Point State Park, Cape Ann, Massachusetts

The Quarry is central to the Park... the point where humans dug out these dense rocks we call granite... born 440 million years ago, deep in the Earth's crust during the cooling of molten rock... and then pushed to the surface by turbulent powers of uplifting and erosion... their colors and crystals revealed, sparkling in the sunlight... and inspiring human appetites...

Digging began right around 1840... making the place an industrial nightmare... with tools, sounds and sweat... in stubborn attempts to conquer nature... until they called it quits some 100 years later...

Today, tranquility of a lake... seagulls taking a pause... and granite wounds healing... Nature is back...

Halibut Point: ... the quarry today...

Halibut Point: ... transmits tranquility of a lake...

Halibut Point: ... with granite wounds healing...

Halibut Point: ... and seagulls...

Halibut Point: ... taking a pause...

Halibut Point: ... reflective past overflowed with green...

Halibut Point: ... the pile of wasted granite dumped here over years...

Halibut Point: ... on top of the pile...

Halibut Point: ... humans against granite...

Halibut Point: ... with granite...

Halibut Point: ... ocean...

Halibut Point: ... and granite...

Halibut Point: ... coming together...

Halibut Point: ... ways to be with...

Halibut Point: ... waves...

Halibut Point: ... and seagulls...

Halibut Point: ... coming together...