The narrowest strip of land between a body of freshwater and of seawater

Niles Pond

My favorite places and time of day to walk our sweet terrier Miss Rosie Money Penny (also know as Rosie, Rosa, Rosalicious, Rosalita, Rosebud, Rose-Muffin, Rosie-Pie…) is at sunset and all around my East Gloucester neighborhood and water’s edge of Eastern Point. The above photo was taken from the narrow strip of land that separates Niles Pond from Brace Cove. It is believed that at one point, not too long ago, Niles Pond was a lagoon, which was sealed off by rising sand and rock. Over time, it became a fresh water pond, fed by springs and rainfall.

Surrounded by reflected light from the sea, sunsets are gorgeous from nearly any Cape Ann vantage point. Luminous light is made all the more atmospheric from moisture in the air; combine that when seen through the golden lambent glow of sun’s low slanting rays– I call that heaven on earth!   Click photo to see full size image.

Wonson’ Cove Rocky Neck

About Kim Smith

Currently creating documentary films about the Monarch Butterfly, Black Swallowtail Butterfly, and Gloucester's Feast of St. Joseph. Landscape designer for the Gloucester Harbor Walk Gardens. Designer, lecturer, author, illustrator, photographer. Visit my blog for more information about my landscape and interior design firm- Good Morning Gloucester daily contributor. Author/illustrator "Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! Notes from a Gloucester Garden"
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8 Responses to The narrowest strip of land between a body of freshwater and of seawater

  1. skip says:

    Your words and photos are indeed complimentary to how beautiful are island is….

  2. starsquiggle says:

    i walked by Niles pond the other day and saw three gorgeous swans gliding around.

  3. love reigns says:

    I love, love, love your photos!

  4. The photos are so beautiful! where was I ?love it ! and makes me feel more in love with Gloucester!

  5. Great photos! Where’s the like button?

  6. Thank you Father, skip, starsquiggle, Terry, love reigns, martine, and War Horse for all your very kind comments. I don’t know where or see a like button either–I’ll have to ask the boss when he returns from vacation.

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