Shifting Seasons – A Tiny Hint of Autumn


I’ve been busy lately, documenting our local Osprey nest.

So this morning when I popped in at Red River Beach and found that the rosehips had fully ripened…

And the surrounding flora and fauna…

Had already taken on that delicious hint of Autumn —

It made my heart dance with anticipation for cooler, quieter days…  😉

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!

Summer’s Reluctant Letting-Go

It’s amazing how the rosa rugosas just keep on blooming as summer drifts slowly into fall.

To the delight of this little bee, coming in for a landing this morning down at Taylor Pond!

Lucky Bee!

And lucky 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!!   🙂






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!    😉













The Return of Cape Cod Dorothy

I love what I do for a living. Creating couture millinery for ladies attending the Kentucky Oaks and the Derby, weddings, teas and garden parties gives me more pleasure than I can even begin to describe.

Here are just a few of the amazing hats that we have created so far this season!

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And it happens every year.

Once the hectic time of Derby season has come and gone, I feel like Dorothy.

Slowly I open the door, and I step back out into this world here on Cape Cod that has just begun to awaken to SPRING.

The tulips are back…


The “Finchie Hattons” can be seen at their treetop perches, singing to beat the band!


Some of the most delicate flowers imaginable have popped up, telling us that they, too, have survived the winter and are ready to celebrate!


The trees are filled once again with the most gorgeous birds, their calls filling the air with an excitement that matches my own.


It’s all beginning again, this wondrous time on the Cape that never ceases to amaze and delight me. Especially now that I am BACK – in the Land of OZ!

It will continue to be a busy hat season but the crunchy-crunch time of Derby has passed and I have rejoined the ranks of nature lovers here on the Cape who simply can’t get enough right now of the sounds and colors and images that surround us.

So get ready for lots more, and this may be a little late but – Happy Spring everybody!  🙂