The Charming Gull

I’ve never understood those who say they don’t like seagulls.

seagull15-blogGulls are some of my favorite models.

Always ready to strike a pose.

seagull17-blogAlways up to something. As if they know some secret.

Maybe they learned something as baby gulls. Something they never forgot about having FUN.

Even if it’s just time to catch some dinner.

seagull12-blogSeagulls are always the first ones up in the morning, eager to get at it!

seagull16-blogAnd I happen to know they can do a pretty mean two-step, if given a little encouragement that is.

seagull10-blogAnd while it’s true they may not always see eye to eye…

seagull4-blogseagull3b-blogSeagulls always seem to find a way to patch things up in the end.

Blog-Seagull7I, personally…

Find seagulls to be rather reflective.

And to me, perfectly charming.

seagull19-blogThanks for visiting me here at Images of Cape Cod! And fly high!

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Autumn Makes a Surprise Landing

Nature never ceases to astound me.

Always full of surprises.

Why, just lookee what landed on the deck while I was so busy making hats for Breeders’ Cup….

sallygarden212-blogAutumn!!!

sallygarden213-blogSurprise, surprise!! 😉

sallygarden214-blogHappy Fall everybody!

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Rising Above the Small Stuff

At about this time every summer when I am juuust about ready to scream about the dripping humid heat and the Cape Cod crowds, I am reminded of how small my worries really are.

On my evening walks I hear the cries of hungry, young ospreys filling the skies above the marshes and I am reminded…

Osprey24That they beat the air with tireless wings, day in and day out, in order to learn this thing they absolutely must — fishing.

Osprey77-BlogFor this is survival time. In the days ahead juvenile ospreys must learn to fish so they can eat today and be strong for the long flight home come October.

Rising in the air, then falling, then rising again, somehow with repeated attempts and uncoordinated failures…

Osprey78-BlogThey finally do manage to figure it all out.

Osprey79B-BlogOsprey45-Blog.SIn comparison to their struggles, I guess can handle a little more heat and noise as summer draws to a close here on ole’ Cape Cod.  😉

Sally

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Sunday Best – Great Egret Sunset

Another busy weekend, but I just had to share my pick this week for Sunday Best.

This Great Egret that suddenly appeared one evening at Mill Landing just as I was about to head for home.

ForestBeachLoop883-BlogA pair of dogs showed up just as he landed so I only had time to snap a couple of quick photos.

But I think you’ll agree…

This is a most deserving winner of a Sunday Best award!

ForestBeachLoop884-BlogForestBeachLoop885-BlogThank you for visiting me here at Images of Cape Cod!

Sally

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The Beach Roses of Cape Cod

The rosa rugosas, our beach roses here on the Cape…

ForestBeachLoop848-BlogAre in full bloom now in the dunes along the beaches. Brilliant in hot pink and white, they accent the landscape like trims on a dazzling Derby chapeau!

ForestBeachCGBldg4-B-BlogFrom afar or up close, they are a sight to behold…

ForestBeach58-BlogThank you for visiting me here at Images of Cape Cod.

Sally

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