Semipalmated Plovers And Least Sandpipers At Boat Meadow On Cape Cod

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I was down at Boat Meadow the other day, enjoying a walk on the beach. I didn’t notice all the Semipalmated Plovers and  Least Sandpipers on the flats at low tide. And then, there they were! So many of them!

I clicked away but was afraid to get too close in case I would scare them away. But such a treat! I had never seen any of them there before!

Have you ever seen them there before?

 

Gorgeous Clouds At Boat Meadow In Eastham On Cape Cod Bay

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It’s been so warm lately I seem to be taking a walk after dinner… and I usually end up at Boat Meadow on Cape Cod Bay. I can’t think of a place I’d rather be. It’s always so gorgeous!  Each time is unique unto itself with high tide or low tide or changing tide, sunny or cloudy, windy or calm, etc.

This evening was just gorgeous as the tides were going out and the clouds in the sky were spectacular!

Lots Of Pretty Common Milkweed Wildflowers On Cape Cod This Summer

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The Common Milkweed wildflowers look like a ball of little flowers which you can find all over Cape Cod this summer.

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Common Milkweed wildflowers have tiny purplish to pink flowers which grow in 2″ round clusters . They bloom from June to August in fields and roadsides. I saw these Common Milkweed on the side of the trail while hiking at Fort Hill in Eastham.

The first photograph shows a fully bloomed cluster and the second photograph shows one that is just blooming.

Very pretty and unique wildflower!

Spectacular Sunset At First Encounter Beach On Cape Cod Bay On Cape Cod

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I was driving home from a presentation on the Blizzard of 1978 at the Eastham Historical Society when I saw that the sunset was going to be special. I took a right and went to First Encounter Beach on Cape Cod Bay. The parking lot was packed.

I wondered if there was a concert on the beach or some other activity going on. I got one of the last parking spots. Only when I got out of my car and walked down to the beach did I realize that everyone there came to see the spectacular sunset! People were sitting on the beach, swimming and just hanging out waiting for that sun to dip below the horizon.

Pretty, don’t you think?

Playful Seals At Coast Guard Beach On Cape Cod

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I saw plenty of seals playing in the ocean at Coast Guard Beach on Cape Cod the other day. I know they are the primary food for the Great White Sharks, so I kept my eye out for that prominent “fin” in the water.

There were some boogie boarders who thought it was cool to paddle out to try and get closer to the seals. I don’t think they know that a Great White Shark was spotted there several days ago. That would not be cool!