Shellfish Beds at Mill Creek

The shellfish signs were up at Mill Creek one morning at the end of August.



I’m not sure what it is about the floating buoys marking the spot.


I find them to be..


Mesmerizing…

Good medicine for a Sunday morning.

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Our Last Catch of the Day

It can be the simplest thing that catches my eye for a photo when I am out late shooting at Mill Landing.

One last photo for the day as the sun sets lower and lower.

It might be a brown duck, paddling along in the creek.

MillLanding1Or a broken quahog shell left behind by some local fisherman.

MillLanding38Last night, as the light was truly fading fast, I spotted this lone seagull.

Gliding quickly back and forth, back and forth over the shallows, he was clearly in a hurry.

forestbeachloop974-blogRacing to beat the setting sun, he would hover, then dive. Glide, hover, and dive, again and again.

forestbeachloop976-gray-blogOnly to come up empty, each and every time.

forestbeachloop975-gray-blogStill, undeterred he would fly up again, hover, then dive…

forestbeachloop977-gray-blogUntil FINALLY, he snagged just the meal he was looking for.

A big fat crab, hurray! And he was up and away with his prize!

forestbeachloop978-blogLanding on the nearest mud flat, he dropped his catch…

forestbeachloop979-gray-blogTaking his time, he enjoyed every bite.

seagull23-gray-blogAnd when every tasty bit was gone I could see him in the dim light finishing up his meal with a vigorous mouth washing in the cool shallows.

seagull25-gray-blogIt had been his last, most satisfying catch of the day.

And thanks to him, it was mine, too!  😉

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