I saw my first Starflower of the season at Fort Hill the other day. What a treat that was! I had seen the little, star-shaped bud just two days before (2nd photo), so I thought it had a few days to bloom. (Click on blog link for other photos.)
The Starflower usually has 2 small, delicate, white flowers on a slender stem. Each flower has 5-9 pointed petals and 7 long, yellow stamens. The plants are small, only growing from 5-9 inches.
Have you seen a Starflower yet this season? Such a pretty wildflower, don’t you think?
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.
While hiking on the Nauset Marsh Trail, we always pass this little pond past the overlook. We haven’t stopped there in a while because I never think it is a good photo op.
And then Phil stopped there a few days ago to check it out and this is what we saw… so pretty looking out toward Nauset Marsh, don’t you think?
The past few days have been incredibly windy here on Cape Cod. I took a walk at Wiley Park yesterday and I couldn’t believe how many white caps there were out on Great Pond! Wow!
They were just rolling into shore…
I saw a little flutter of blue along the trail and was hoping it was one of the first butterflies of the season here on Cape Cod, the Spring Azure. (Click on blog link for other photos.)
It was a Spring Azure and I was in for a treat as it flitted about the trail for quite a quite while we clicked away. You can see how vivid the blue is when the butterfly has its wings extended, and then how so dramatically different it is when its sings are folded.
Have you ever seen a Spring Azure butterfly? So pretty, don’t you think?
Happy Mother’s Day to you all! May you also see something special today!
The trails on Cape Cod are starting to look more and more like spring with all of the leaves starting to come out. It’s so refreshing to see all of the color after winter when everything is so desolate.
Pretty trail, don’t you think?