On the Eve of Spring, Cape Cod Style

I know the calendar tells me it’s Spring.

But here on the Cape, it just takes a bit longer for it to arrive.

You can hear the birds telling us the seasons are a-changing, yet we are still awaiting the ospreys in the marsh at Forest Beach.

(Soon THIS occupant, will be looking elsewhere for his perch!)

And you can see the color just beginning to come in.

If you look really close, that is.

Yet my heart is dancing… and why?

I guess I love the quiet, the peace of our winters here on the Cape so much that I find myself soaking up every minute before the “busyness” of summer lands once again on our sandy shores.

And now that all of the hunting seasons are past, I am back in the neighborhood with my camera, so………

Be looking for more images of this amazing space I call home.

Winter, spring, fall, and yes, summer too!  😉


And Happy Spring!

Have You Ever Seen an Eider Dance?

During our icy Cape Cod winters, there’s nothing that I find more peaceful than looking out and seeing an Eider who’s found a sliver of open water for fishing.

A few weeks ago, I was watching this handsome fellow who suddenly hopped up on the ice…

And then began to dance his way across the frozen surface with all the grace and style of Fred Astaire himself!

He was heading toward the next patch of open water…

And as he plopped down into his newfound sliver of blue…

I noticed that he’d found a new friend there.

A female Bufflehead!

Could this be his Ginger, I wondered??

I could tell by the way he tipped up, puffing his chest…

That he liked that idea very much!  😉

Wintry Transformation at Forest Beach in Chatham

Yesterday I peeked in at Forest Beach, just to see what it looked like after our extreme cold here on the Cape.

Along the shoreline, bits of frozen seaweed floated in a slow-moving milkshake of chunky ice and slush.

Gazing out toward Stage Harbor Light I felt almost as if I could have walked across the frozen surface, right from the spot where I stood.

I knew it had been cold.

Still, I was not prepared for the breathtaking transformation that had taken place…

To the sea-and-landscapes I know so well.

It took my breath away.  ❤

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?

Kitty Snowglobe

It looks like we finally got some snow overnight.

marmee54-blogMarmee was the first one to notice.

marmee185-blogShe loves to watch the snowflakes swirl across the deck.

marmee57-blogEspecially if the sun comes out later on and she can catch a few rays right around nap time.

marmee191-blogJust don’t get any cute ideas about asking her to shovel.

marmee195a-blogNo siree no way, no how.

marmee251-blogFor Marmee, it’ll be more of a snowglobe experience.

And I wouldn’t have it any other way, ‘cuz she’s even more fun to watch than the flakes!

marmee58-blogThanks for dropping by!

Sally and Marmee