It is the season for the Canada Mayflower to bloom on Cape Cod. I have seen it on many of the trails in the past few days. If you hike Fort Hill, you can see it on the sides of the boardwalk. It is so pretty and delicate. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
Canada Mayflower is a small woodland plant, only growing 3′ – 6″ in May and June. Its 1/4″ flowers look like miniature bottle brushes next to bright shiny leaves.
When the Mayflower blooms, you know that summer is right around the corner! Have you ever seen one this year?
If you look very closely along the trails at Fort Hill, you will see this tiny, little white wildflower among the tall grasses on the side of the trail. It is smaller than a dime and very easy to miss. And then, if you get very close to it, you will see its delicate beauty… those pink stamens are just exquisite!
I think it is one of the prettiest wildflowers that I’ve seen. What do you think?
Every year we look forward to the Lupine blooming on Fort Hill. This year they are as beautiful as ever! If you’re in the area, stop by for a big treat… and don’t forget your camera! (Click on blog link for additional photo.)
Beautiful, don’t you think?
I love listening to the wind blow through the giant cattails at Fort Hill. What a wonderful sound. They are still so tall.
There is one little path that leads from the trail down to Nauset Marsh. The cattails tower way above my head… they must be 8 feet tall!
So pretty, don’t you think?
It was the perfect day to take a hike along one of Fort Hill’s many trails. This trail leads up to Skiff Hill which has an overlook of Nauset Marsh with Coast Guard Beach in the distance.
It is also the site of the “Indian Rock,” which a large boulder moved to the hill from the marsh below. “Once used by the local Nauset tribe as a sharpening stone, the rock is cut with deep grooves and smoothed in circles where ax heads were whetted.”
Such a beautiful place, don’t you think?
The views of Nauset Marsh from Fort Hill, looking out toward Coast Guard Station are spectacular. You can see so much more now that they’ve pruned many of the the bushes along the Fort Hill Trail.
Love the blue sky and the blue waters. What do you think?