Our new lifeguard at Red River beach flew in late last evening.
Happy Memorial Day weekend everybody!! 😉
A family of ospreys have moved into the neighborhood this year, not far from where I live.
Yet they do, and I’ve been watching this pair for weeks now.
There also seem to be tiny sparrows that have either built their nests beneath the ospreys… or perhaps simply use the nest as a convenient supply house for nesting materials. 😉
But her mate was perched on a phone pole just yards away.
Looking to his Lady Fair back on the nest, ever watchful.
Sharing in every aspect of raising their babies, they face the world together.
I’ll never forget the first time I opened a photo of one of these new neighbors, and saw an osprey staring right back at me. I nearly fell off my chair! It sure made me understand what some tiny fish must feel like when one of these “fish hawks” sets their sights on them! 😉
On a whim, I decided to see if a photo would work, right from where I stood.
And was nicely surprised by the effect!
Happy Memorial Day, everybody! ❤
I grew up on Red River beach.
There were four of us kids in the family, and these jetties offered endless hours of nooks and crannies to explore. I remember periwinkles, slimy, squishy seaweed, and yes, more than a few skinned knees! 😉
Made memories to last a lifetime.
And even tho’ it was too cold for swimming yesterday, everyone had picked out their favorite spots for the day.
And each one seemed to have their own special reason for wanting to be there, at the beach.
Still… there’s always ONE in every crowd who has to push the boundaries.
I got the cold shoulder from this little guy when I reminded him that the parking fines go into effect soon. 😉
I had just one more stop this Memorial Day weekend, to a very special osprey family that has made their home very near to my own. 😉
I arrived at Forest Beach and was thrilled to see that our rosa rugosas had bloomed overnight. Like many a Cape Codder, I wait for them all winter.
By the light on the water. The slow, methodical motions of this solitary fisherman simply going about his work.
On to Red River Beach!
Mill Landing was my second stop this Memorial Day, and the neighborhood was abuzz with activity!
Won’t she be pleased…. 😉
All that is, except for one.
Perhaps he’d arrived with the tourists and had jet lag…
Getting started on his summer tan, catching a few rays?
Or maybe he’d eaten too many crab legs and simply couldn’t move!? (Seagulls have been known to do that, now and again.)
In any case I had to move, for the next stop was Forest Beach! 😉