A Tiny Robin and Me

Seeing some of the last autumn leaves now in the marsh.


Yet this tiny robin was singing his little heart out the other evening at sunset, oblivious to winter’s steady approach.


Perhaps he likes winter… almost as much as me?

The Changing of the Gard-en

I love the flowers that I see this time of year in the gardens that I pass on my walks.

The delicate anemones, their soft pink petals with deep yellow centers, wave gently in the sea breezes.


The black-eyed Susans, forever undaunted by the summer heat, never looked more vibrant. That’s more than I can say for myself!   😉


It seems like yesterday when the hydrangeas were just reaching their peak.

And as we drift toward September, I see the lacecap hydrangeas are now turning their softer shades of blue, purple and pink…


Their relatives, the mopheads, are taking on that old-fashioned “antique” dried-flower-look that I love this time of year.


I am always amazed by how well the flowers all do all summer long, in spite of the heat and humidity.

But I do think they ALL perk up even a bit brighter as the days grow shorter and the nights get cooler.


I know, I sure do!!  😉

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Spring Starts Today

The calendar may say that Spring is March 20th.

Yet outside my door, these house finches told me that Spring begins TODAY.

Bird400-BlogBird401-BlogA cardinal seconded that motion.

Bird402-BlogI think I’m with THEM…

Bird404-BlogIt looks like more fun than plain ole’ March 9th, don’t you think?  😉

Bird403-BlogThanks for visiting me here at Images of Cape Cod!

Sally

Sunday Best and a Few Adieus

Hi everybody, it’s time once again for Sunday Best!

We had a lot of worthy candidates this week as some of our favorite summertime guests on the Cape were getting ready to leave us for the winter.

Contestant #1, the Willett, , savoring one final dip among the shells. We’ll miss this wonderful shorebird with such a distinctive call that can be heard all across the marsh!

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Contestant #2, a duo of Great Egrets, seen from awaaay across Mill Landing as the sun was setting. These statuesque shorebirds were also making preparations for their departures this week, taking the time to pop into their favorite diner for one last nibble.

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Contestant #3,  one of our charming year-rounders, the gray squirrel. And you know? No matter how many times I pass by this very tree, this charming fellow always seems to be there, nuts in hand!  😉  Blog-ForestBeachLoop637

Contestant #4,  I never can resist birds on a wire, and the swallows are some of my very favorite small birds. I call them our “dolphins of the sky”, and we’ve seen them flying in large swarms over the beaches, heading for home!

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And finally, Contestant #5, another one of our year-rounders, the colorful flicker whose distinctive call makes you feel like you’re in some tropical paradise!

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And there you have it. Please cast your vote for your favorite, and as always – please share your comments too!  🙂

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

Sally