Annisquam light is at the mouth of the Annisquam river which is an estuary that flows through Cape Ann, cutting off Gloucester and Rockport from the rest of the world.
The mouth of the Annisquam opens to Ipswich Bay. A canal was cut to through Gloucester so that the Annisquam could be used by boats to navigate through Cape Ann rather than around it. This light overlooks Ipswich Bay and has views of Plum Island and New Hampshire.
A Coast Guard family lives in this house. Since I knew that no one was home when I was shooting, I took this picture. But normally, I would not invade their privacy.
I'm not digging the lates Picasa version that was forced on us. It seems to export photos with lower highlights. Shame they have to mess with a good thing.
Dusky Acraea (Hyalites esebria)
1 hour ago