I never knew there are so many different varieties of Goldenrod wildflowers. Wow! I saw this Slender Fragrant Goldenrod a couple of weeks ago while hiking at Fort Hill. Although I’ve seen Goldenrod for years and years, I don’t remember seeing this one before. It looked so delicate.
Slender Fragrant Goldenrod has 1/4″ tiny yellow flowers that form a flat-topped cluster at the top of the plant, which grows 1-2 feet. They bloom from July through October on dry sandy soil and fields.
Have you ever seen a Slender Fragrant Goldenrod?
There was a huge flock of birds out on Nauset Marsh, part of the National Seashore, the other day. Many were Double-Crested Cormorants with some Seagulls and Egrets mixed in.
I was so surprised when I got home and counted 8 Great Blue Herons on the far shore. I wonder what brought them all together…
I had never seen that many together before. Have you?
I’ve seen quite a few of these Yellow-legged Meadowhawk dragonflies in the past few weeks, but they have never landed long enough for me to get a photograph. This one was on the side of the trail going from Doane Rock to Coast Guard Beach. It’s a gorgeous hike.
This Yellow-legged Meadowhawk is reddish-brown with a reddish-orange thorax. It’s wings are clear and its legs are yellowish. They are very common late in the season.
Look at that little face! Wow!!
We still have Hydrangea blooming at our home here on Cape Cod. It’s more of a pink than a deep blue, but it’s blooming and it’s beautiful!
What do you think?
The trails at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary have many benches along the way so you can relax and enjoy the spectacular views. This is one of my favorite benches along the Try Island Trail. You can see way out on the salt marsh.
Beautiful, don’t you think?
We were taking a walk along Coast Guard Beach and kept seeing little pods of maybe 4-5 seals hanging out together. There were many of these little groups along the way.
What made them comical was that they all seemed to be napping, lying in the water with their eyes shut. Occasionally one would take a peek to see what was going on.
All you could see was their heads bobbing in the water. Have you ever seen them like that? So funny, don’t you think?