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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New Arrivals

More new Spring Arrivals came in for a landing yesterday, to our foggy Red River marsh.

It never ceases to amaze me how magical the light and colors can be, even on such a dreary day as it was…

Blog coming soon!

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Spring Comes in for a Landing on Ole’ Cape Cod – Finally

Well it looks like spring has finally decided to come to Cape Cod to stay!!

The pansies are overflowing the container gardens now, their little faces smiling with delight as they dance in the soft sea breezes.

The daffies have begun to open wide their blossoms, knowing now for sure that there will be no more silly frosts to worry about.

And one of my favorites, the stunning blue glory-of-the-snow, has popped up almost overnight in the small meadow where I walk.

I wait all winter for their bold blue color and tiny white star centers…

And will you look at THIS!

These three brave crocuses decided that sole old broken piece of lattice fence wasn’t going to stop their celebration of spring’s return, no siree!

Isn’t it amazing…

How determined some things are to survive and grow, no matter what life throws at them?

So Happy Spring everybody!  That’s a sure thing now from this ole’ Cape Cod that gets a little less chilly each and every day!  😉

 

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The Snowies Are Here!

I was driving to the marsh last evening, certain that the light was fading much too fast and the air too chill for anything to be out and about.

And then – out of the corner of my eye I saw a flash of white!

A seagull? No, too tall for a gull.

Or could it BE? A Snowy? This early?

I pulled the car over and hopped out, my heart racing and my camera ready.

And there he was, a Snowy! And those glorious white feathers such a contrast to the matted brown marsh grass that framed him. He looked a bit tousled and dazed, and I wouldn’t have been surprised if the Red River creek was his very first stop.

How I have been longing for the these elegant, whimsical harbingers of spring to return. They are for sure one of my very favorite summer marsh companions and I have missed them since their fall departures.

And this clever one spotted me right away, I had but a moment to steady my trembling hands for a shot.

One click, then two, and up, up, and away he flew!

Sailing away with those skinny black and yellow legs trailing behind him, he faded into a pale, cloudless sky and was gone.

Almost as if he’d never been there.

But he sure was.

I’ll be looking for you, dear Snowy, you and all the others as you return to this, your Cape Cod summer home!  😉

 

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Magic in the Marsh

Who says there isn’t magic in the marsh during that inbetween time…

That time when Spring is still mulling whether or not it will really come to Cape Cod?

I say… You just have to look a little closer.

The magic is THERE.

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