Gorgeous White Solomon Seal Wildflowers Are Blooming On Cape Cod.

I was so surprised to see these beautiful Solomon Seal wildflowers growing on the side of the road. I had only seen them before at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

“Solomon’s Seal is known for its graceful and arching stems, which can grow up to 2 to 4 feet in height. The plant features attractive alternate, elliptical leaves that are typically green but can sometimes have a bluish-green hue. One of the distinct characteristics of Solomon’s Seal is its delicate white or greenish-white flowers that hang underneath the arching stems.”

“Its name “Solomon’s Seal” is derived from the legend that King Solomon, known for his wisdom, used the plant’s seal-like markings on its rhizomes to create his royal seal. In various folklore and mythology, the plant is associated with protection, wisdom, and feminine energy.”

Have you ever seen a Solomon Seal wildflower?

The Baltimore Orioles Are Gathering The Sisal Twine To Weave Their Nests On Cape Cod.

It is so much fun to watch the Baltimore Orioles gather the pieces of sisal twine from our yard and bring it back to weave their intricate nests high in the trees. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

When we first moved here 9 years ago, Mike from The Bird Watcher’s General Store, told us that the Baltimore Orioles love to build their nests with horsehair because it is so long and fine. We had no horsehair, so we got some sisal twine and started to separate the strands. The Baltimore Orioles love it!

Every few days I cut a multitude of 5″-10″pieces of the twine, separate the strands and scatter it about the yard. Within a couple of days, it is almost gone, and it’s not just the Baltimore Orioles who gather it! Now to find out where they are building their nests…

 

Funny-Looking Guy On The Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail In Wellfleet On Cape Cod.

Every time we hike the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail in Wellfleet, I have to smile whenever I see this guy. He looks like a pre-historic animal who greets everyone along the trail. You can see his mouth and his eye and his very long snout. He even had a few pieces of hair poking out!

Have you ever seen him? Too funny, don’t you think?

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