The Cat Daze of Summer

You’ve heard of the “dog days of summer”?

Well, we have something similar here, too.


The days are heavy, hot and humid, without a breeze in sight.

Nothing moves much…


At all.


We find it’s better to be  belly up, than not.


All the experts tell us that this will end around August 11th.

But Marmee and I have heard that “tall tail” before.


So we’ll keep you posted.

With paws crossed that cooler days are just around the corner.


And in the meantime, we’ll be doing whatever it takes to keep a smile going under our whiskers.


Whatever it takes.  😉  ❤

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The Sultries Come to Cape Cod

The sultries have arrived on Cape Cod.

ForestBeachLoop874-BlogIt happens every summer, yet the intensity of heavy moisture-laden air and the effect it all has on the light and the landscape is at once uncomfortable — and beautiful!

ForestBeachLoop873-BlogLast evening the sultry winds were in full force, the ocean was choppy and covered with a drippy haze. I’m not sure which was wetter, the air all around me or the sea out beyond!

ForestBeachLoop875-BlogThe osprey young ‘uns didn’t seem to mind.

ForestBeachLoop876-BlogAs long as they keep getting their fish while learning their lessons about the fine art of hover-dive-catch!

ForestBeachLoop880-BThings seem to slow down to a crawl once the sultries settle in. The marsh gets quieter, even the sounds of summer tourists seem muffled, more subdued. Who would want to move in this heat?

ForestBeachLoop877-BlogWell maybe the crows. They never EVER seem to get tired or overheated. These Three Amigos, a case in point.

ForestBeachLoop878-BlogMe? I am enjoying the photography yet thinking cool thoughts as I lean  toward the delicious days of September.

And in the meantime, trying to take Marmee’s advice of not moving anymore than I have to.

Marmee325Hope it’s cool wherever you are!  😉

Sally

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Summer’s Trottin’ Right Along Here on Ole’ Cape Cod

It’s been a tough week. The humidity’s been high and everyone’s been praying for relief.

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I didn’t get much chance to get out walking in the marsh but when I finally did, it did not disappoint.

It seems that in my absence, summer’s been trottin’ right along here on the Cape.

And at a mighty clip indeed!

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The young ospreys seem to be getting the hang of their hover-and-dive fishing techniques.

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‘Though some seem to still need the security of the nest in between flights, their cries filling the marsh as they call to one another from their perches.

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But they are not the only busy ones.

People are out and about, everywhere you look.

Hiking …

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Fishing…

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Sailing…

You can almost feel them squeezing every moment they can out of their dwindling vacation days here on the Cape.

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Peering into gardens as I pass, I notice flower blossoms fading into that “vintage” palette that I love…

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Lovingly tended by some of the best scarecrows I have ever seen!

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There’s a certain deepening and lengthening of the shadows along Mill Landing…

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And you can see changes in the colors of the marsh grass as they do their wiggle-dances across the blue, blue water.

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A few more chairs are now empty, here and there…

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Yes, summer is slowly drawing to a close here on the Cape.

With or without the cooler temps we long for quite yet, the signs of seasons shifting are all there.

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This can be such a reflective time for those of us who know the Cape well…

And as I head for home it seems as if even this swamp rose mallow is giving a warm salute to summer as we all relish these final days of a summertime beauty that is like no other.

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Thanks for visiting me here at Images of Cape Cod!

‘Til the next time,

Sally

Second Cup Mondays

We just took a look at the Monday morning weather forecast…

It’s going to be hot.

Humid.

With a high dew point.

Maybe Marmee’s right, there are days that call for a second cup!

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Hang in there everybody, the best way you can!

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‘Til next time, thanks for visiting me here at Images of Cape Cod!

Sally