Orange And Brown Checkerspot Butterfly At Fort Hill On Cape Cod


This little orange and brown Checkerspot butterfly alighted on a Queen Anne’s Lace wildflower and made for such a pretty photograph  on the trail at Fort Hill in Eastham.

There are a lot of butterflies at Fort Hill this time of the year. It’s fun to bring your camera and see how many photographs you can get. Sometimes you will a lot, and sometimes you won’t get any! They certainly are elusive little things!

Yellow And Orange Butter And Eggs Wildflowers On Cape Cod


The Butter and Eggs wildflowers, also known as Toadflax,  are blooming all over Cape Cod. I saw these growing in the meadows at Fort Hill in Eastham.

Butter and Eggs are two-toned with irregularly shaped 1/2′ to 1″ flowers with spurs. They resemble a Snapdragon and bloom from July through September. Many consider this a weed, while others cultivate it for cutting.

I think Butter and Eggs is so pretty, especially when it grows so late in the season. It reminds me of Candy Corn. What do you think?


Torrential Rains On Cape Cod Early Saturday Morning


We woke up to the rain pounding on our roof early Saturday morning here on Cape Cod. It was weird because we did not see any weather alerts before going to bed.  When Phil went down to check the basement about 12:30 AM, there was a lot of water coming in the hatchway and through the window wells.

I spent the next 3 hours bailing out the window wells outside in the pouring rain while running back inside to help Phil mop the basement floor. What a job! Not too much sleep that night!

When we finally did get up with a total of 4 1/2 hours of sleep, we learned that we had gotten 5″ of rain in just over 4 hours. Incredible!

I took this photograph of the beach at Boat Meadow where I always walk and where we like to relax. There were 2 huge gullies from the parking lot to the water and one had taken the bench down with it.

It is truly amazing what Mother Nature can do, especially with the power of water.



Coast Guard Beach On Cape Cod Was Packed Yesterday!


Yesterday was a gorgeous day at Coast Guard Beach, voted one of the Top 10 beaches in the USA on Cape Cod. It is also part of the Cape Cod National Seashore.We decided to take a late afternoon walk along the beach as the forecast was for heavy surf and the waves should be huge.

We were so surprised to see how many people were still at the beach at 5:00 pm. It was packed as everyone was thoroughly enjoying the spectacular summer day and the ambiance of being at one of the most beautiful beaches in our country.



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