Summer’s Best

Our “Sunday Best” posts have been a lot of fun this summer.

As a way to mark the season’s end, I’ve pulled together a very special rewind of some of our most popular contestants for one final “Best of Summer” vote!

Are you ready??

Contestant #1, Prayer Rabbit Makes Plea for Cooler Days.

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Contestant #2, Mute Swan Glides on Blue Glass.

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Contestant #3, Charming Squirrel Stuffed with Mushroom.

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Contestant #4, Tiny Goldfinch Adorns Treetop.

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Contestant #5, Great Egret in Black Silk Stockings.

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Contestant #6, Spotted Seal Mugs Camera at Fish Pier.

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Contestant #7, Foxy Red Young’un Trots up Osprey Hill.

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Contestant #8, Solitary Gull, Lonely No More.

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Contestant #9, Great Blue Heron Stands Like Statue.

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Contestant #10, Tiger Tabby Tires of Tourists.

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Contestant #11, House Sparrow Taps Dance on Blue Bug Box.

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Contestant #12, Fledgling Cardinal Fits the Bill.

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Contestant #13, Elegant Eider Paddles to Shore.

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Contestant #14, Song Sparrow Sings a la Pavarotti.

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Contestant #15, Rusty the Green Heron Fishes on Mud Bank.

 

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Contestant #16, Fledgling Osprey Tries Her Wings.

Again, and again, and again.

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And last but never least, Contestant #17, Speedy Sanderling on Sandy Shore.

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As we bid summer a fond farewell, I can’t wait to see who we meet next.

Thanks for visiting me here at Images of Cape Cod!

Sally

Sunday Best… With a Few Hiccups

Good morning and welcome once again to Sunday Best here at Images of Cape Cod!

We have a terrific lineup for you today so let’s get started.

Contestant #1, this lovely Mute Swan seen gliding down the Mill Landing channel – a stunning image of white perfection with bright orange bill (and knob) and black “silk stocking” legs.

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Contestant #2, an exquisite female Mallard seen bathing in Red River with all her gal pals.

The essence of beauty, this lady with the prettiest deep purple splash of feathers just wouldn’t stand still for a pose.

So we named her Diva Duck. Lovingly, of course.

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Our adorable Prayer Rabbit who’s been working very hard this week to get us some cooler air.

(We think he’s got connections.)

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Then we have Harry, the Black Backed Gull who…

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Hold on a moment, folks, Harry, come on Harry, let’s go!

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Harry, you look fine, perfect even, let’s GO!  We’ve got people waiting to vote!

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Alright Harry, this is your last call, “Strike a POSE”! There you go!

Uh, well, I guess even the BACK side is better than nothing!

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And last but not least, we have Contestant #5, this charming red-capped fellow all in fluorescent green with red flag.

He’s been doing his darnedest to get his message across to some of our speedy Cape Cod visitors.

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And there you have them, our lineup for today.

Please pick your favorite and add him/her to the Reply box, and thank you!

Enjoy your Sunday!!

Sally

Summer’s Trottin’ Right Along Here on Ole’ Cape Cod

It’s been a tough week. The humidity’s been high and everyone’s been praying for relief.

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I didn’t get much chance to get out walking in the marsh but when I finally did, it did not disappoint.

It seems that in my absence, summer’s been trottin’ right along here on the Cape.

And at a mighty clip indeed!

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The young ospreys seem to be getting the hang of their hover-and-dive fishing techniques.

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‘Though some seem to still need the security of the nest in between flights, their cries filling the marsh as they call to one another from their perches.

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But they are not the only busy ones.

People are out and about, everywhere you look.

Hiking …

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Fishing…

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Sailing…

You can almost feel them squeezing every moment they can out of their dwindling vacation days here on the Cape.

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Peering into gardens as I pass, I notice flower blossoms fading into that “vintage” palette that I love…

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Lovingly tended by some of the best scarecrows I have ever seen!

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There’s a certain deepening and lengthening of the shadows along Mill Landing…

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And you can see changes in the colors of the marsh grass as they do their wiggle-dances across the blue, blue water.

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A few more chairs are now empty, here and there…

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Yes, summer is slowly drawing to a close here on the Cape.

With or without the cooler temps we long for quite yet, the signs of seasons shifting are all there.

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This can be such a reflective time for those of us who know the Cape well…

And as I head for home it seems as if even this swamp rose mallow is giving a warm salute to summer as we all relish these final days of a summertime beauty that is like no other.

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Thanks for visiting me here at Images of Cape Cod!

‘Til the next time,

Sally