I love this time of year when you drive around in the evening and see all of the holiday lights. These lights in Orleans across the street from the Hot Chocolate Sparrow were so cool!
They look perfect for Cape Cod, don’t you think? They are life-size so they look so real that you could go and sit and enjoy the night sky!
There are still a lot of red berries on the bushes and shrubs here on Cape Cod that you can see along the roads and trails while hiking. I saw these on the hike from Doane Rock to Coast Guard Beach. There were quite a few in some very tall bushes. I guess the birds have not eaten them all yet.
I thought these were so pretty, especially during the holiday season. What do you think?
The call of the Red-bellied Woodpecker is so unique, you can hear it from far away. This particular Red-bellied Woodpecker always announces when he’s coming by so I can get ready! He landed on our bird bath for a drink of water.
Beautiful bird, don’t you think? I love his coloring. Have you ever heard a Red-bellied Woodpecker’s call?
The light was so beautiful on the carvings at Indian Rock at Fort Hill the other day. It almost looks like dusk, but it was in the middle of the afternoon.
Indian Rock was a “community grinding rock, one of four such rocks found in the Nauset area. The Indians used the abrasive qualities of the fine-grained metamorphic rock to grind and polish implements made of stone and animal bones, such as stone axes or bone fishhooks.
Indian Rock was originally located in the mud of the marsh below where it now sits on Skiff Hill. The National Park Service moved the 20-ton boulder to this site in 1965.”
(I posted the 2nd photograph with my mitten on it so you can see the huge size of this rock. It was also a completely different day as you can see by the different lighting.)
It’s always fun to stop by Rock Harbor to see if there are any photo ops. There usually are! This Common Eider and his wife were swimming about the harbor, more interested in preening than fishing.
Beautiful birds, don’t you think? Such a difference male to female…
Phil and I were experimenting with our new cameras and took several “retro” photographs of the Coast Guard Station. We couldn’t decide which one we like better.
Which one do you like better?