It was fun to take a drive down to Nauset Beach in Orleans yesterday and see the huge waves. The wind has been howling and and the rain has been heavy but the beach is always pretty… sun, clouds, rain, storm, wind. It always takes your breath away.
It’s supposed to be windy for the next couple of days, so take a ride down to Nauset Beach and enjoy!
This beautiful Great Horned Owl must love our little bird bath in our yard here on Cape Cod. He still comes most mornings right after dawn. It’s almost as if he times it so the motion detector won’t go off when he flies in.
I thought he had flown away until I looked up in the tall White Pine tree and he was sunning himself and drying his feathers. I’ve been taking the photographs through the window so I won’t disturb him.
Magnificent bird, don’t you think? Love his horned ears!
There is such a pretty walk along Nauset Marsh at Hemenway Landing in Eastham on Cape Cod. I walked out the other day and could see all the people clamming at low tide. They didn’t even need a boat, just a rake and a bucket.
There are so many different trails to hike along Nauset Marsh. Have you ever taken one?
This Seagull was standing on this rock at low tide at Coast Guard Beach on Cape Cod just yakking away. He was so funny looking with his bill wide open!
There are many pretty Butter and Eggs wildflowers along the trails and roads here on Cape Cod. They are yellow and orange, the colors of “butter and eggs.” They resemble a garden Snapdragon with flowers that are 1/2 -1″. The plants grow from 1-3 feet from July through September, so you still have a little time to find one!
Have you ever seen a Butter and Eggs wildflower?
As you walk the trails at the Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary in Wellfleet on Cape Cod, you will come across many of these little cages.
“Members of the Day Habilitation program make cages to protect the endangered Diamondback Terrapin Turtle population. This spring they made 25 cages.
These protective cages are delivered to the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary when finished. The staff there knows just where to put the protective cages, since the turtles nest in the same areas every year.
At the end of the summer, the cages are removed after the turtles have hatched. The terrapins, about the size of a quarter, make their way back to the marshes.”