I got so many cool photographs of this Painted Lady butterfly at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary last weekend. He just flitted from flower to flower while I clicked away. I got so many different angles.
This is my first one. What do you think?
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a butterfly this close up. Have you?
This old fishing boat at Rock Harbor in Orleans on Cape Cod was so picturesque with the blue sky in the background.
What do you think? I wonder what kind of fish they catch…
Love the 2 Cormorants sitting on top of the masts, enjoying the beautiful view!
I hadn’t seen a Baltimore Oriole in our yard for a couple of days, so I thought they had migrated south already. But I was wrong! What a treat!
There was a very interesting article in the Cape Cod Times about birds and their migration this week. I always thought that birds migrated because the temperatures were getting cooler. I learned that it is the length of the day that propels them to start their migrations. Did you know that?
Yesterday morning it was pouring rain. As I looked out the window I saw a glimpse of orange… could it be? And there at my bird feeder was a gorgeous Baltimore Oriole. I wonder if he came to say goodbye for the winter. He came back several times during the day so get some grape jelly between the raindrops.
I wonder if I’ll see him today? Isn’t he gorgeous?
PS He arrived at 8:00 this morning for a breakfast of grape jelly! 🙂
There are so many multi-colored canoes and kayaks at Hemenway Landing in Eastham on Cape Cod this summer. They make for a wonderful photograph!
Pretty soon we will see them slowly dwindle away as they are put away until next summer. But maybe we still have a few more weeks to paddle this glorious Nauset Marsh! It doesn’t get much better.
There are a lot of seals swimming along the beaches here on Cape Cod. We saw this seal at Coast Guard Beach. He was only about 15-20 feet from shore.
And when there are seals swimming so close to shore, you always have to be aware of a possible shark nearby, as their diet is seals. There seems to be a lot of shark activity on Cape Cod this summer.
On my morning bike rides, I ride over several salt marshes in Eastham and Orleans. They are just spectacular, whether it is high tide or low tide.
I took this photograph on the road going to the Eastham side of Rock Harbor as you cross over the salt marsh. You can see the buildings at Rock Harbor in the distance.
And then I edited it two different ways. Which one do you like better?