American Dreaming in the Gloaming
By Norma Jaeger Hopcraft
In the gloaming is a beautiful time to dream dreams of what you want to accomplish with your life. Mystic has a picturesque dusk (picturesque everything). I'm blessed to be here while I work on my American Dreams.
Ship's masts silhouetted against the sky…not many places where you can see that.
This painter is capturing the scene.
Same ship, a little later, different angle.
The largest white blob of light, right in the middle of the photo, is a light over the painter's easel. He wasn't going to let darkness stop him.
On another recent evening, the sun kissed just the spire of the Union Baptist Church.
A selfie at the famous Mystic Pizza, where the movie with Julia Roberts was filmed.
A fog rolled in. Here's the gloaming, giving the fog a blue cast. Lights barely seen on the opposite shore.
The most gorgeous lines on this catboat, tied up at a private pier.
You can see the superstructure of the famous Mystic Drawbridge, one of the few bridges of its kind, silhouetted against the blue foggy.
Now for some miscellaneous Mystic pics. Here's a sight not many people see: a 3-masted ship passing through Mystic Drawbridge (to the right, behind the red brick building), while the traffic waits on Route 1--the same Route 1 that goes from Maine to the Florida Keys.
I just like the colors of the hull…and the lines on this boat.
An historic Mystic cottage adorned with spring blooms.
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