I so enjoy GMG each evening, and would like to contribute as I see something of interest. This morning I caught a glimpse of a pair of Swans at the water’s edge on Front Beach in Rockport as I was driving by. I had to stop and enjoy! Luckily my little pocket Canon was with me. I had not noticed swans at salt water before, but then realized, Mill Pond has a stream outlet at this area. With the upcoming storms, I hope they find food and a safe haven.
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Seven Swans a Swimming
I’m sure you know all about the family of 7 swans that spent most of the summer and fall at Front Beach in Rockport (see photo 1868, and our granddaughter Brooke confronting the “father swan” in 1888). Inspired by this, my wife, Judy Alpert’s fourth recent Bas relief wall mural is called Seven Swans a Swimming and is displayed in the picture window of her studio, Town and Sea, at 93 Main St. in Rockport (see photos attached). The puzzle pieces are stoneware (fired to 2300 deg F) with glazes mostly custom mixed by the artist. Thought your audience might be interested.
R.L. Alpert, ScD, FSFPE
Editor in Chief, Journal of Fire Protection Engineering
Submitted to the GMG Flickr Group by Thomas Philbrook who writes-
This little beach is right behind our building. Surprisingly, this is just how the image came out of the camera. The only Photoshop was some sharpening. Even the gull on the rock is original!