The Beach Roses of Cape Cod

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

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Sally

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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

Surprise Packages

My walks each day feel like surprise packages.

When I set out, camera in hand, I have no idea what I am going to see as I walk along.

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Or who

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What might inspire me…

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Or make me giggle…

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What might fill me with a calm…

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Or amaze me with its splendor in the smallest of packages.

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What I do know is that when I wake up I look forward to my walks, each and every day.

The beauty that I see here on Cape Cod fills me with a peace I cannot even begin to describe.

Even in the most ordinary of moments, there is a light and a feel to this place that I have never found anywhere else.

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I hope you have enjoyed some of the images that made today’s walk special for me.

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And thank you for letting me share them with you!

Sally