A Heron Green Kind of Day

Every chance I get, I run with my camera to be with the birds.

It can be the worst of days, yet just being near them takes me away.

Away to a better place.

Like it was back in early June, on the day I met a very special heron out at Cockle Cove.

I was out on my walk, feeling kinda’ blue and misty-eyed about my Marmee kitty who hadn’t been feeling well.

Searching for Snowies in the marsh, I had just come up and over a dune and there he was


Standing like a statue along the edge of the channel at low tide in all his feathered splendor.

I immediately froze, then slowly readied the camera.

I knew he was aware of me, yet somehow he didn’t seem to mind.

Clearly his focus was on the shallow pools in front of him full of tiny minnows writhing and wriggling to find deeper, safer waters.


Just watching him through my lens, I got completely absorbed in what he was doing.

Drawn into his world, I felt like I could stay there forever.

I marveled at his beauty, his balanced movements that were at once slow and graceful yet pulsing with that charged tension known only to the wild ones.


Just then he gathered himself as if he was about to mobilize.

The reason became obvious when I heard people approaching the dunes with their dogs.


In a heartbeat, he was off!


But not before I got a chance to thank him for the pleasure of turning my not-so-good day…


From misty blue to heron green.  😉

Coming Soon – Summer Rewinds

What can I tell you?

I fell in love SO many times this summer.

I saw some of THE most amazing birds, who gave me the gift of allowing me to photograph them. Often at the most unexpected times and places.

I simply haven’t had the TIME to share them with you.

But soon, HOPEfully soon, I’ll have more photos from my summer adventures  to share!!   😉

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Sea Changes

It’s one of our last real summertime weekends here on the Cape.

A last hurrah for many of our vacationers, they are out and about soaking up the sun and the fun before they fold up their tents and head for home.

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This is such a delicious time for me. It still feels like summer, yet with the promise of cooler temps.

And very, very soon, solitude will be something that is very easy to find as well…

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It’s time for something new.

The unfolding has begun…

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Have a great weekend everybody!

And thanks for visiting me here at Images of Cape Cod!

Sally

Short or Tall, A Beauty Contest for Us All

We have five amazing contestants in today’s Sunday Best competition!

Contestant #1… the Great Blue Heron, seen striding slowly through the wetlands like some stately English gentleman in a blue-gray suit, surveying his domain.

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Contestant #2, the tiny Sanderling, scootling in and out of the waves in search of his breakfast, a fast-moving, hard-working little fellow who’s tough to keep up with!

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Contestant #3, the Snowy Egret, our whimsical white feathered dancer who is known to flutter up into the air on a moment’s notice, pirouettes and all!

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Contestant #4, the Green Heron, whose rusty brown feathers provide the perfect camouflage as he fishes quietly in the shadows of the muddy channel banks.

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And last but not least, the Great White Egret, a statuesque wading bird whose S-shaped neck, bright yellow bill and long black “silk stocking” legs make him a sight to behold!

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And there you have them, a dazzling lineup for you today!

Please leave your comment in the Reply Box and let me know which one gets your vote today for Sunday Best.

And thanks for visiting me here at Images of Cape Cod!

Sally