A Tiny Robin and Me

Seeing some of the last autumn leaves now in the marsh.


Yet this tiny robin was singing his little heart out the other evening at sunset, oblivious to winter’s steady approach.


Perhaps he likes winter… almost as much as me?

Summer Meets Fall on the Cape

The marsh was pretty flooded last night, making these kayakers very happy indeed with all of the new waterways to explore.


This is my favorite time here on the Cape, when summer meets fall.

Yet with the return of  the quiet in the marshes and along the shore following the close of the summer season…


The bird life is surely at its utmost dramatic best with all of the arrivals and departures of so many different species.


I do believe wait for it all summer….


What’s not to love?!  😉

Happy Me!!   🙂

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Summer Rewind – Terning Time

As we see the humidity of our Cape summer season slowly recede like the tide, I wanted to be sure to share a couple of images of the amazing terns I have seen this summer.

The first was a surprise, from an early summer morning at Mill Landing.

Perched on a buoy, this darling fellow looked so deep in thought. The water, smooth as glass.


(I had a little fun with Photoshop as well!)

My second tern was an even bigger surprise. One morning I was busy photographing a flock of gulls at Forest Beach, and I noticed that something was perched, once again, on a buoy pretty far out from shore.

I figured it was a gull, perhaps a cormorant, and quickly zoomed in.

It wasn’t until I got home and popped the pics into Photoshop that I saw who the Mystery Visitor was!



These characters  always seem to be flying at quick, darting speeds, or perched somewhere far in the distance. With my limited camera (and technical expertise) I hope you’ll bear with my edits, I did my best!

Vive les sternes!    😉

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The Changing of the Gard-en

I love the flowers that I see this time of year in the gardens that I pass on my walks.

The delicate anemones, their soft pink petals with deep yellow centers, wave gently in the sea breezes.


The black-eyed Susans, forever undaunted by the summer heat, never looked more vibrant. That’s more than I can say for myself!   😉


It seems like yesterday when the hydrangeas were just reaching their peak.

And as we drift toward September, I see the lacecap hydrangeas are now turning their softer shades of blue, purple and pink…


Their relatives, the mopheads, are taking on that old-fashioned “antique” dried-flower-look that I love this time of year.


I am always amazed by how well the flowers all do all summer long, in spite of the heat and humidity.

But I do think they ALL perk up even a bit brighter as the days grow shorter and the nights get cooler.


I know, I sure do!!  😉

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Look Who’s Back!

I’m back in the marshes this week, camera in tow, after a busy Derby hat season.

And today I discovered — so are “The Greats”!!

Somehow, all is right with the world once our great egrets return to Cape Cod.

Do they take your breath away, too??  😉

‘Til next time!

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