O Chatham! My Chatham!

Rarely would I ever venture into Chatham Village on a gray Saturday morning at the peak of summer.

But I was desperate for buttons. For trimming a hat that ships on Monday.

It was too early for Ben Franklin to be open, so I headed straight to the Lighthouse where I found the sun doing its utmost best to pierce through the fog.

There was a group doing yoga out in the dunes, and the lighthouse was sending its own bright beam out into the rough, misty sea.


In all directions people walked the shoreline, undaunted by the fog. And thrilling to feel the sand between their toes and the salt air filling their lungs.


Cormorants, terns, gulls and eiders were in the air, on the sand and the sea, reveling in all that seabirds love.


The harbor master was making his rounds, splashing through the surf and gearing up for a busy weekend.


(I wasn’t going to be the one to tell him that not everyone there was impressed by the show!)


Standing there, all I could think of was how delicious it was going to be to return to this very spot, come Labor Day.

With camera in hand and a song in my heart, glorying in the quieter days on this sandspit I adore.

‘Til then, be well, O Chatham! My Chatham!  It won’t be long now!  ❤

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Sea Changes

It’s one of our last real summertime weekends here on the Cape.

A last hurrah for many of our vacationers, they are out and about soaking up the sun and the fun before they fold up their tents and head for home.

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This is such a delicious time for me. It still feels like summer, yet with the promise of cooler temps.

And very, very soon, solitude will be something that is very easy to find as well…

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It’s time for something new.

The unfolding has begun…

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Have a great weekend everybody!

And thanks for visiting me here at Images of Cape Cod!

Sally

Sunday Best… With a Few Hiccups

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

We have a terrific lineup for you today so let’s get started.

Contestant #1, this lovely Mute Swan seen gliding down the Mill Landing channel – a stunning image of white perfection with bright orange bill (and knob) and black “silk stocking” legs.

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Contestant #2, an exquisite female Mallard seen bathing in Red River with all her gal pals.

The essence of beauty, this lady with the prettiest deep purple splash of feathers just wouldn’t stand still for a pose.

So we named her Diva Duck. Lovingly, of course.

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Our adorable Prayer Rabbit who’s been working very hard this week to get us some cooler air.

(We think he’s got connections.)

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Then we have Harry, the Black Backed Gull who…

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Hold on a moment, folks, Harry, come on Harry, let’s go!

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Harry, you look fine, perfect even, let’s GO!  We’ve got people waiting to vote!

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Alright Harry, this is your last call, “Strike a POSE”! There you go!

Uh, well, I guess even the BACK side is better than nothing!

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And last but not least, we have Contestant #5, this charming red-capped fellow all in fluorescent green with red flag.

He’s been doing his darnedest to get his message across to some of our speedy Cape Cod visitors.

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And there you have them, our lineup for today.

Please pick your favorite and add him/her to the Reply box, and thank you!

Enjoy your Sunday!!

Sally