New Entrance To Nauset Beach On Cape Cod.

The sign is up for the new entrance to Nauset Beach. This entrance will have a new 218-car parking lot which will be linked to the old parking lot. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

You can see the new shack to collect fees at the entrance with a larger building behind it that will be used for offices.

The “iconic” old entrance will be the new exit to better the flow of traffic. We hadn’t been down there for a few weeks, so were quite surprised at all of the work that has been completed! Wow!

Common Lowbush Blueberry Wildflowers At Fort Hill On Cape Cod.

If you take a walk on the Red Maple Swamp Trail at Fort Hill, you will see Common Lowbush Blueberry wildflowers starting to bloom all long the sides of the boardwalk. They are quite prolific and quite beautiful. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

It is a common shrub with white or pink-tinged bell-shaped flowers, hanging in clusters. The flowers are tiny, only 1/4 – 1/2 inch  which bloom in May and June, so you still have plenty of time to see them.

The edible fruit, which typically mature in mid- to late-summer, vary in color from a bright blue to bluish-black and are sweet to taste.

I like to photograph them best when are just starting to bloom, as in the 2 photographs. I took mine in color while Phil took one in black and white. Quite a different perspective, don’t you think?

 

Foggy Morning At Fort Hill On Cape Cod.

The past few mornings have been very foggy here on Cape Cod. I took this photograph a few days ago but it looked just the same yesterday. It was a foggy morning, but very beautiful at Fort Hill, looking down the trail toward Nauset Marsh.

It almost looks like an Impressionist painting, don’t you think?

Low Tide At Uncle Tim’s Bridge In Wellfleet On Cape Cod.

This was such a low tide at Uncle Tim’s Bridge in Wellfleet.

“Uncle Tim’s Bridge was established in 1783, when it was first named ” The New Bridge”. Uncle Tim’s Bridge crosses Duck Creek and connects Hamblen Island to the central village of Wellfleet. In the 1800s Timothy E. Daniels, known as Uncle Tim, had a retail shop located right across from the bridge which bears his name to this day. Uncle Tim’s Bridge is listed on the State Historic Register.”

There is a small parking lot nearby so you can take the .5 mile walk out to the island for some spectacular views.

Eastern Towhee In Our Backyard On Cape Cod.

I remember growing up in Connecticut and seeing Eastern Towhees everywhere. My Dad taught me at a very early age to recognize them by their song, “Drink your tea!” (Click on blog link for other photo.)

I had seen an Eastern Towhee only one other time here on the Cape in the past few years so I was delighted to see this little guy foraging around in our yard.

The Eastern Towhee is a large sparrow with black upper parts, hood and upper breast, rufous-colored flanks, and white underparts. It forages on the ground and in low vegetation for insects, acorns, seeds and berries. You won’t see him at your feeder.

Have you ever seen an Eastern Towhee?

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