My husband and I took a few days away last week. Rockport, Massachusetts is a peaceful little village on Cape Ann, a little bit of the rocky land that extends into the Atlantic Ocean just north of Boston. During the summer months it's crowded with tourists. In September, before New England foliage madness sets in, it's quiet and peaceful, as if the whole town is taking a breather before winding up for the next influx of visitors in October.
Motif #1 - so named as it is frequently the subject of local artists
Shops on Bearskin Neck closed early for lack of customers
Stately homes intermingled with fishing shacks
Faded summer dressed up for autumn
Quiet little town on the bay