Gorgeous Sunset At Rock Harbor In Orleans On Cape Cod

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When my son was here visiting last week we tried to catch sunset at a different beach each night. It was such fun but, boy was it cold!

This sunset was at Rock Harbor. I really like the tidal pools in the foreground and the yellow ring around the sun…

Pretty, don’t you think?

Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year filled with love, peace, laughter, and a little bit of time outside!  🙂

Snowy Skaket Beach In Orleans On Cape Cod

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What a difference a week makes in the weather on Cape Cod! Last Friday we were hiking the flats and having a glorious time! It was chilly, in the low 30s and breezy but very hikeable. You can see what it was like last week in the  second photograph.

Yesterday I took a drive to Skaket Beach and took the same photograph that I took a week ago, only this one is filled with ice and snow and temps were in the low teens. Brrrr. Both photos  were taken at low tide.

Pretty amazing, huh?

Lots Of Bluebirds At Our Birdbath On Cape Cod

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It was such a treat to look outside on this frigid, single-digit temperature day and see six Bluebirds at our birdbath! Wow!

We noticed a few days ago that our birdbath was not as de-iced as it had been last year. We thought it was just the freezing temps. And then yesterday, it was a solid chunk of ice. Oh no! How were the birds going to get a drink of water that is so crucial to their well-being? Everything was frozen everywhere. So, we picked up the frozen birdbath and carried it into the garage and put a little portable heater next to it. Within a couple of hours it was melted enough around the edges to get the chunk of ice out and then the heater.

We took the birdbath heater back to the store because it was still under warranty and we got a newer, better one. Within an hour, the birds were back drinking away. And then this huge family of Bluebirds came by for a drink a few times this afternoon. They also love the berries on our new Eastern White Cedar trees.

All is good in the Tulin backyard again. The birds are happy and so are we!

Rock Harbor Channel Markers On Cape Cod At Low Tide

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We hiked out on the flats to the Rock Harbor Channel, where the boats go in and out,  on the Eastham side the other day. It was so much fun. I had never walked out that far or been so close to the channel markers before. You can see why boats can only use the channel close to high tide.

Pretty cool, don’t you think?

Fort Hill Is A Perfect Place To Hike On Cape Cod… Anytime!

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Fort Hill is one of my favorite places to hike on Cape Cod. There is always so much to see and each time you go, everything is always different. This is one of the trails that loop around the meadow with Nauset Marsh in the background and Nauset Beach in the far distance.

Pretty spectacular,, don’t you think?