Seeing some of the last autumn leaves now in the marsh.
The marsh was pretty flooded last night, making these kayakers very happy indeed with all of the new waterways to explore.
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.
What’s not to love?! 😉
Happy Me!! 🙂
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.
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! 😉
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.
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.
But I do think they ALL perk up even a bit brighter as the days grow shorter and the nights get cooler.