My mantra is always, “Don’t ever leave home without your camera!”
I was so glad that I had my camera on my shoulder at Fort Hill the other day. I looked out into the field and saw a flash of blue. I quickly got my camera out and clicked. I only got one photograph and this is it.
I really liked the whole composition of the photograph. What do you think?
The Red Maple Swamp Trail has always been one of my favorite trails on Cape Cod. It is so pretty any time of the year. There is a section of boardwalk that lets you hike over the swampy areas which you can see in the photograph.
Have you ever hiked the Red Maple Swamp Trail?
Every time I walk by this dead piece of wood, it reminds me of an angry bird getting ready to take flight. So, I finally decided to take a photograph of it and post it. (Look at the full photo to really see it!)
I asked Phil for his opinion and he thought I was “really stretching it!” Ha!! But, can’t you see the bill with the little knob on it and his head with the protruding eyes…?
The tide was really high at Nauset Marsh as we walked along the trail at Fort Hill. But still, so pretty, even in the winter.
I always take photographs of the front of the Captain Penniman House at Fort Hill in Eastham, but the back is just as pretty.
“The Penniman House was built at the end of the Victorian Age and styled after the French Second Empire Period (1855-1870). The house was designed by an unknown architect, built by local artisans using the finest available materials, and sited on land purchased from Captain Penniman’s father.
Completed in 1868 for the family’s use while the Captain continued his whaling career, the house included every known comfort and many innovative ideas. The foundation was laid on the existing ground, the basement walls built up, and fill brought in to raise the surrounding land by eight feet. This provided excellent drainage, ensuring a dry basement, and raised the windows of the cupola high enough for the Captain to observe the ships passing in both Cape Cod Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.”
This photograph is the side facing the Atlantic Ocean. So beautiful and interesting, don’t you think?
The grass has all been cut back for the winter and the skies were just gorgeous the other day at Fort Hill. Look at those clouds! I loved this pastoral view from the trail up the hill to the overlook.
What do you think?