Cape Cod Welcomes Winter Solstice

The weather here yesterday on the Cape was pretty crummy, so I’ve decided to share some of the beauty that I found earlier in the week in the lead up to Winter Solstice!

All week long at Red River Beach the gulls were busy preparing a mighty feast for the arrival of the new season…


Fluffing their feathers to look their absolute best as the shortest day of the year drew closer and closer.


Meanwhile, over at Forest Beach, the brants were displaying their own pirouettes and pliés upon the rolling waves…



While the geese in the marsh preferred to herald in the holiday in their customarily quiet celebratory tones.


Mill Landing was peaceful and still, as if the world was holding its breath in anticipation.


A flock of buffles allowed me a rare sneak preview of the dance that they were rehearsing for the grand season opener (amidst more than a little bit of splashing and quackering!)…


As a tiny flock of geese perfected their Zen-like meditations quietly in the reflective shallows of the channel pools.


And even though the weather grew dark and damp as the big day approached, I’ve held onto the beauty of these moments in the marsh and along the shore…


As everyone, from every corner, awaited the moment when they could finally announce together with one glorious voice…


Welcome, Winter Solstice, one and all!


Thanks for visiting me here at Images of Cape Cod, and Happy Solstice!



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