A Sunset Memory

As the last of the Nor’easter fades away into the night,

I am dreaming of a recent sunset down at Red River Beach.

How the last rays of the setting sun glowed on the faces of everyone who’d come to watch.


How the lifeguard stand rose like a pillar against a sky painted in lavender, pink and peach.


And how long after the sun had made its exit down behind the trees, its hot lava afterglow lingered.


Like a delicious encore.  ❤

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O for a Little Peace

O for a little peace.


The kind of peace that comes…

When you’ve put into harbor, dropped the anchor.


And just for a little while,

For better or for worse,

The day is done.


Sunset at Stage Harbor, Chatham

Come Walk with Me – October 17, 2017

It’s been a while since I posted one of my Forest Beach loop walks with you.

The water was still and calm when I arrived at the beach last evening; the buoys barely moving.


Plenty of other things were moving, though.

I could see an elderly couple up the beach searching for shells, while a pair of adorable long-haired dachsunds were frolicking in the water…


And checking out the tasty treats along the shore.


By the time I got to the backside of the marsh, the golden light was at its peak.

I couldn’t resist a shot of my favorite cut.  😉


A young crow called to me at the top of the hill leading down to Mill Creek.

What is it about crows that always makes me smile?


I do believe he was telling me to Hurry! hurry! Look and see!. Quickly now!

Turning back to the incredible view all I could do was sigh.

I wait all year for the kind of burnt orange colors I see at sunset in the fall there at Mill Creek…


And up at the adjoining Taylor Pond.

Everything is on fire. And if you make it there at just the right moment, it’ll take your breath away for sure.


Just then, I heard an old familiar sound, Crraaawwwk!!

Sure enough, a great blue had just touched down out by the shellfishing buoy markers at the landing.


Slowly wading through the shallow water in the waning light, like some silent movie star…


He paused now and again to check out things that were moving, just beneath the surface.


On my way back up the hill, I had to look back one more time, as I always do.

Soaking in one more glimpse of this beauty to carry me home, I whispered Good Night to all.


Upon my return to Forest Beach, I could see that the sunset curtain had come down there as well.

The dogs had left, the sun had found a pillow somewhere, and the sky had turned from bold blues to dreamy pinks and peaches.


Thank you for joining me on my walk.


‘Til the next time!  😉

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Snowy Goes Solo at Mill Landing

A lone (GORGEOUS) snowy egret tonight, down at Mill Landing.

Going solo.


I am holding onto every moment we have with these birds, before they leave us here on the Cape in just a few short weeks.

I ADORE these amazing, whimsical, elegant, photogenic birds who visit our little Cape Cod sandspit every summer.

Does it show? 😉

‘Night Snowy!     ❤

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