A Whole Lotta’ Somethin’ – on Day 5

It was cold out.

Cold, gray, and that “Cape Cod raw” like you read about.

And when I headed out on my walk, I thought there would be nothing going on in the marsh to see…

When — there he was!


Standing alone, out in the middle of the marsh.


As blue as I’ve ever seen a Great Blue Heron look!

I got a bit distracted when I heard tiny little peeps calling to me from the bushes along the marsh.

Why, it was a charming pair of House Sparrows, popping up to say, “Hello”!


Just then, I noticed how beautiful the cat o’nine tails looked right in front of me, just ripening and ready to burst.


‘Funny, how quickly I had gone from thinking there’d be a whole lotta’ nothin’ to see out in the marsh that morning…

To realizing, once again, like so many times before…


That there’s always a whole lotta’ somethin’ out there to see and hear.

If you just stop.

Breathe.

And look.   ❤

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A New Year’s Day, Goodnight

It was a late arrival to Stage Harbor for the sunset.

But there’s always someone to see…

Black Ducks, nibbling on some greens, paddling out from the shoreline.


A Common Loon snorkeling for just one last bite before bedtime.


And it looked like he found JUST that!  😉


And this gorgeous female Eider, glowing in the setting sunlight, who was obviously…

Getting ready to tuck in for the night.


I spotted her from the drawbridge as I walked further along, and I could hear her murmuring out “goodnights” to her friends.


And even though I missed the sunset, I could see the glow of it as it covered everything I passed by.


And I was treated to a real gift by the time I got to the fish pier, as a beautiful blue light had descended upon the old Stage Harbor Freezer Company that made me stop, take a deep breath…


And just feel blessed to live in such a place where the Beauty is just a short walk away.

Happy New Year, everybody, and goodnight!  ❤