Northern Flicker Building A Home In Our Tree On Cape Cod

This Northern Flicker is drilling out a hole for his home in one of the trees in our backyard. We’ve heard a lot of drumming recently on one of the trees that came down a while back and were delighted to see a Northern Flicker working away. He’s got a pretty big hole there.

It would be so cool to see some little Northern Flickers in that tree!



Pretty Pink Money Plants On Cape Cod

Last year when I saw these plants growing all over Cape Cod, I thought they were another kind of Wild Geranium. This year I researched them a bit more and found out they are Money Plants and very abundant this time of year on Cape Cod.

These Money Plants are grown for their silvery white, flattened, disc-like seed pods. But… the flowers are pretty spectacular too!

I couldn’t decide which photograph I liked better… the more simple one or the dramatic one. What do you think?


Rose-Breasted Grosbeak Hanging Out At Our Home On Cape Cod

This female Rose-Breasted Grosbeak has been hanging out at our home for a few days now.  We  had never seen a female before so we didn’t know what kind of bird it was at first. Using our trusty Sibley’s, we realized that it is a female Rose-Breasted Grosbeak. The males are quite colorful being black and white with a very rose-colored breast. The females are a lot more drab in color.

And I always wondered why they are called Grosbeaks. Their beak is very different and very distinctive. It is French for “gros” meaning thick  and “bek” meaning beak. And, as you can see, they have a very thick beak which they use for opening the seeds.

Pretty cool, huh? Have you ever seen a Rose-Breasted Grosbeak? We named her “Rosie!” I wonder if she has a male nearby…




The Purple Feather In Provincetown On Cape Cod Is One Place Not To Miss!

The Purple Feather on Commercial Street in downtown Provincetown is one place you don’t want to miss! What a fun place!

They have any kind of baked delicacy that you might like, as well as a huge assortment of gelatos and home made fudge. Everything is made right on the premises.

I had to take a photograph of this decadent Jelly Donut.  Every time my Dad and I would go out on an little “excursion” he would want to stop for a cup of coffee and a jelly donut. He sure would have loved this one! Wow! Have you ever seen anything like it?

Next time you go to Provincetown, indulge at the Purple Feather and you’ll have a blast!



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