While the snow came later than expected, a full-blown winter storm was definitely in the air. We took a little tour of Rockport from Old Garden Beach, to Bearskin Neck, to Long Beach, and down Eden Road just before the storm blew in. As we were driving home, the snow began to come down fast and furious.
Our little beach is all fancied up with a nice new sign. Summer must be coming.
I do a lot of shopping on eBay. Meaning that, while I don’t really shop a lot, when I do, it is often on eBay. I stumbled upon a great “vintage” post card of Old Garden Beach and ordered it…thinking that it’d be fun to frame it next to one of my own photos of the quaint little beach at the end of our street. My boys clocked some serious hours at OGB until this past summer when the lure of the bigger beaches came calling. I loved the idea of owning a little freeze-framed moment of how the beach looked years ago…with different little families dotting the sand years before mine came along. Warm fuzzies.
So, the post card has been tucked into a glass cabinet in our living room since arriving in the mail and it wasn’t until yesterday that I really looked at it. Now I’m trying to find out just how “vintage” it is. The people are actually kind of hard to see….and while they look like decades gone by….and while the post card itself is black and white…the houses along the beach wall and street up above don’t look much different than they do today.
The back of the post card simply says, “Published by Rockport Photo Bureau” and “Post Cards of Quality: The Albertype Company, Brooklyn N.Y.
I’ll have to do some research.
Just a few of the things that caught my eye while out walking Marlin last night. Including “our beach” and bits and pieces of Bearskin Neck….such as one of the most photographed lanterns on Cape Ann. It was nice to be able to hit the streets again without having to battle colossal snow banks. Bring on Spring!
Brrrrrrrr. Here’s some video footage from Old Garden Beach in Rockport along with some pics of the homes nearby. With a break in the snow and the plows slowing down, I ventured to the end of my street. It is a short walk, but a coooold one today. Mind you, it was not high tide, so the worst of it is yet to come.
The frozen salt water is beautiful albeit a menace to the ocean front homes. The price you pay, I guess.
A few Rockport Homies going for a ride and looking for a handout aboard the Lobster Boat “Amie”
Taken from Old Garden Beach, Rockport, Ma