Category Archives: Cape Cod Blog

If You’re On Cape Cod, Look For The Hydrangeas!

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Hydrangeas seem to be “the” Cape Cod flower. They grow beautifully here and are certainly abundant! When we were building our home a few years ago, the two staples that I wanted for our “Cape Cod garden” were Hydrangeas and Daisies.

Depending on the acidity in the soil, they can be shades of blue or purple.

So pretty, don’t you think?

Great Blue Heron At Boat Meadow Creek On Cape Cod.

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We were driving home the other night when I saw this beautiful Great Blue Heron out of the corner of my eye. He was standing on the banks of the salt marsh looking for dinner. I quickly drove home and got my camera. Luckily, he was still there a few minutes later.

The Great Blue Heron is my favorite bird…. so beautiful and elegant and regal. It always “makes my day” when I see “Blue” flying up in the sky…or sitting by the creek waiting for dinner.

 

Two Cabbage White Butterflies On Cape Cod.

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There is always an abundance of Cabbage White butterflies flitting about on Cape Cod, but I don’t often get two in the same frame. They are usually too busy flying about to land on anything for very long.

Cabbage White butterflies have charcoal wingtips. The females have 2 FW spots while the males have just one.  Have you ever seen a Cabbage White? Pretty, don’t you think?

Gorgeous Orange Trumpet-Creeper Wildflowers On Cape Cod!

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The Trumpet-Creeper wildflowers are blooming on Cape Cod and they are spectacular! The 2″ bright reddish-orange tubular-shaped flowers grow on a woody vine that can climb to 12 feet tall. They are native to this area and bloom from July to September. (Click blog link for other photos.)

The first photo is of the cluster of flowers. The 2nd photograph shows how they grow in clusters and the 3rd photograph shows how the vine grows. This one was only about 8 feet tall but I’m sure will grow taller.

Have you ever seen  Trumpet-Creeper wildflowers?