I saw this lonely Greater Scaup at Boat Meadow the other day. It was swimming and diving all alone. I had never seen one before so I clicked a few photographs to try to identify it.
And then when I was at Herring Cove in Provincetown I saw a flock of about 15-20 of them out in the water.
Greater Scaup about 18″ with the male having a gray back and sides of white with a dark green head. Females are a dark brown with a distinct white face.
Have you ever sen a Greater Scaup?
As you drive into Provincetown on Cape Cod, you are greeted by a pilgrim who rings his bell and welcomes everyone in sight. It’s really pretty cool.
Phil and I had met this Pilgrim last fall at one of the joint Chamber of Commerce get-togethers so it was fun to see him and chat with him again.
He loves posing for photographs in his quaint, historic town on Cape Cod.
These pretty little light blue Forget-Me-Not wildflowers caught my eye when we were walking around Provincetown. They are such a small and delicate wildflower with a golden “eye.” They grow to about 15.”
I had seen many of them out in Colorado but had not seen any here on Cape Cod, so it was a big treat to see the Forget-Me-Nots again!
We have had a blast visiting Provincetown on Cape Cod the past couple of weeks. There is so much to do and so much to see. Provincetown is noted for its excellent art galleries and excellent restaurants.
At the entrance to one of the docks where many artists have little shacks to display their work, there is a bench surrounded by colorful buoys.
What a perfect photo-op, don’t you think?
It was a glorious day here on Cape Cod! The temps were about 74 degrees with lots of fun and a little breeze. Phil suggested that we go to the beach for a picnic. I never say no to a picnic! Fun!
Then he started putting his bathing suit on and I couldn’t figure out why, so I put mine on too. Guess we could get a little sun. We had not been to the beach in the summer months in 10 years!
Well, it was more than gorgeous so we sauntered down to the water’s edge. The water was warm! I couldn’t believe it. So in we went. I swam around for some time. It felt like July. Unbelievable.
So, I just had to post this photograph of me swimming at Boat Meadow yesterday. What a treat! I don’t think I have ever been swimming in May!
It was really low tide at Boat Meadow on Cape Cod Bay. You could walk out for it seemed like miles.
You can see the waves way far away in the distance in this photograph. The tide swing is just amazing!