The Purrrfect Pep Talk

That’s my girl.

Short and sweet, all puns intended, she always gives me just the Monday morning pep talk that I need…

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Thanks, Marms!   ❤

Hope you have a good Monday everybody!

Sally

Monday Morning Cure

It’s Marmee Monday, and she’s dying to share her cure for the Monday Morning Blues!

For starters, you need to jump up and greet the day. And remember, NO FEAR.Blog-Marmee119

Breathe deeply, open those nasal passages and feel those stress lines just slip away…

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Next, a gentle chin massage…

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A couple of eye rolls…

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And don’t forget the ears, too. A little to the left, please.

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Next, it’s time for a few yoga stretches…

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A quick check on today’s top stories…

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Then it’s up on your feet for a quick at-bat with your very favorite Mousie, the one who really gets your heart pumping.

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Time to head into the studio to see what’s on deck for today!

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Don’t forget to check the stock…

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And keep your eyes open for when the UPS man is in the ‘hood.

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You should have time for just one more yoga stretch…

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And a greaaaat big yawn!

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You have DONE it! You have chased away those Monday Morning Blues and are ready now to face the day!

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Or… hmmmm…

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Marmee did tell me that her cure can sometimes cause occasional drowsiness.

Please let me know how it works for you, and I’ll be sure to pass it along to her.

Shhhh…. After her nap, of course.

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🙂

 

Marsh Magic

Who would ever have thought

That bringing a camera with me to the marsh,

A place I may have visited a thousand times as a child,

Would offer this new kind of portal, like a window slowly cranking open…

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Allowing me to look out and see the beauty, the intimacy of a moment.

Able to feel up close, connected to it.

Even something as simple as a heron fishing for breakfast,

Fishing with a focus and a purpose that I can only describe as awe-inspiring,

And I am there, beside him, poised and waiting for that fish.

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This is what the camera gives me.

A daily dose of magic.

Everyday magic.

And I come away each and every time feeling…

Rich.

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Thanks for visiting Images of Cape Cod.

Sally

It’s the Little Things

The Cape is known for its beautiful salt marshes and beaches, for its beautiful big sky views and dreamy sunsets.

But for me, some of the real magic of the Cape is in the little things…

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The small, everyday things you find here along the marsh, by the sea…

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If you just take a moment or two…

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Shift your focus from the big picture to a smaller one…

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Open your eyes wide and really LOOK…

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You will find them all, I promise you.

Tiny treasures, magic moments.

Right there in front of you.

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Thanks for visiting me here at Images of Cape Cod!

Sally

Monday Morning Helper

Monday mornings are always hectic here at MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®.

Lots of emails to answer, hats to ship out, and a heap of filing, oh MY.

But I never fret because my Marmee is always there, ready to help, eyes a-twinkling!

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In fact, one of her beds is right in front of the filing cabinet, making it an easy reach for her.

She washes her paws, and gets ready to begin…

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And… well, er…

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Ah well… It seems my little helper has worn herself out already.

Shhhhh… Don’t disturb her. I’m sure she’ll get to it later, aren’t you??

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Thanks for visiting us here at Images of Cape Cod for Marmee Monday!

Sally

 

Sunday Best, Take 6

Good morning and welcome to Sunday Best here at Images of Cape Cod!

I have 6 worthy contestants for you today and I am excited to present them to you, one by one.

Contestant #1, the Great Egret, seen earlier this week soaring out beyond the channel at Mill Landing as if pulled by the sea.

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Contestant #2, this Green Heron, standing up on tippy toes as tall and bright-eyed as any I’ve ever seen!

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Contestant #3, the Kingfisher surveying his domain from on high, scolding me as always because I stayed too long to admire…  😉

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Contestant #4, the tiny Song Sparrow, ever present in the marsh when I arrive and when I leave, whose tiny frame belies his glorious Pavarotti tones.

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Contestant #5, this slate gray Bullfrog seen right outside my door this week, clearly enjoying his Saturday off.

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And finally Contestant #6, the noble Seagull with his keen eagle eye, scoping the calm waters for any signs of dinner!

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There you have them, your lineup for today.

Pick your favorite and let me know it in the Reply/Comment box.

Happy Sunday!

Sally