The tools of the trade are frozen in the February snow.
It will be a few months before the fishers reach for this gear in preparation for the lobster season. Meanwhile, the bits and pieces await the time when the sun is higher in the sky and activity increases around the fishing shacks.
The gear is colourful against the snow which is melting around it today.
It will take more than today to melt this snow however. Yet, it doesn't matter. This gear has withstood worse as it waits to be useful again.
The lobster pots are weathered with that gray look wood attains when it has seen better days.
Some call it character. Mesh fills in the spaces where unsuspecting lobster will be imprisioned. Rope gives the traps lines of colour.
Construction of the buoys required time and effort in their day. They were the traditional markers attached to the lobster traps set in the water. Each fisher had his own colour pattern which marked his traps. Today they are used as decorations.
The traditional setting sits in anticipation as it holds the history of the people and their culture shrouded in the melting snow.
Looking beyond the surface can lead to some interesting discoveries.