It was a gorgeous day at Hemenway Landing by Fort Hill on Cape Cod! The sky was brilliant against the many multi-colored boats on shore, waiting to be taken out on Nauset Marsh.
So medicinal and relaxing… summer is definitely here.
We have an Osprey who really takes advantage of the “blue boxes” on the salt marsh at Boat Meadow Creek. The blue boxes are put out each summer to help control mosquitoes and other insects near the salt marsh. (Click blog link to see other photo.)
This Osprey uses it as its perch to see the fish nearby. He then flies off, catches his fish and then brings it back to the blue box to eat, or sometimes to the telephone pole nearby. Pretty clever, huh? You can see the fish in its talons as he flies away.
I love the deep bluish-violet color of the Chicory wildflowers blooming all over Cape Cod this time of year. They are such a pretty color and such a beautiful flower.
Chicory grows on a stiff stalk and has numerous stemless flower heads with petals that are fringed at the ends. Each flower only lasts for one day. They grow from June to October so you have plenty of time to see them!
My favorite time of the day is 6:00 am when I take a glorious bike ride… over the salt marsh, to the beach, to the harbors, through town and back home on the bike trail. This is Boat Meadow Beach in the early morn with high tide approaching.
It doesn’t get much better!