Since I need to go through all of the photos I took in Colorado and I know I’ll be taking 1000 more photos at the end of the month, so I decided to edit some photos I took the last weekend in July when I was down on Cape Cod. This was a short trip to the cottage, so not tons of photos, but a couple of pretty good ones. Or at least I like them ;)
Not a great photo, but I thought it was cool to see a bunch of seal off of Chapin Beach (in the full photo there are about a dozen others stretched out in a line). Continue reading →
I was on Cape Cod for a week in late June of this year. As usual, I took a ton of photos. I finally got a chance to dig through them. There were just too many ;) The hard part was weeding them out and picking my favorites. Not always the best. For instance, I like this Osprey with a stick:
Not as good as the photo at the top of the page, but I like the stick. I actually took a few photos of osprey with sticks, and some with fish, but most didn’t come out very well. Continue reading →
The other day I went down to one of my favorite little walks, Bells Neck in Harwich. I got out of the car and walked towards the herring ladder. There is a pool of water above the flume, a little smooth inlet away from the main pond. I saw a bird between the parking lot and the water, a largish bird. Not eagle big, or Great Blue Heron big, but something with the body the size of a Canadian Goose but a much shorter neck.
I walked pretty close, and it only half watched me. But then I got Fiyero out of the car and it lifted it’s head and kept a sharp, red eye on the dog.
I wasn’t sure what it was, but it looked familiar. I thought “Loon”, but it was the wrong color. Besides, I had never seen a Loon on the Cape. In Canada and northern Maine, sure, but Cape Cod? Nope. Continue reading →
Something new and Different, some photos from Cape Cod! The weather wasn’t great so I didn’t make it out a lot, but i do like some of these. Also still getting used to the new camera. We’ll get there with it.
One I point to point out because the photo itself isn’t great, but I love the subject. Look at the size of that fish this osprey has! And look at the crow. Soon a couple of other crows joined it. They came closer and closer to the osprey. I think the osprey finally ate the fish. but I didn’t see it happen. Continue reading →
I always post a lot of photos from Cape Cod, and have done a late April post every year. I wasn’t 100% happy with my late April photos this year, but I am a bit happier with the ones I took in mid May.
Every year I do a short “Spring Break” on Cape Cod and every year I do a photo post when I get back. I feel a little bad this year, because I took so few good photos, but I’m going to post some anyway.
From my Weekly Smile last week:
I took a short vacation at the end of last week. yes, I only visited my cottage on Cape Cod, which I typically do a couple of times a month, but I took time off of work. Continue reading →
As those of you who read my Coffee Share may be aware, I was down at my cottage on Cape Cod over the weekend. I was eating breakfast on Sunday morning, going over what I needed to do before I left when I noticed movement outside.
A quick note here before I continue. Our cottage is the second cottage down the road. There is a street just past the first cottage. Across that street is a public landing out onto Swan Pond, a small brackish water body of water. This is where I usually kayak. Next to our kitchen table/dining area there is a glass sliding door that looks across our neighbor’s yard to the landing and onto the pond.
Seeing the movement in my peripheral vision, I turn and look out of the window. There was a deer just right there. It moseyed deeper into my neighbor’s yard. I grabbed my camera, but the telephoto lens wasn’t on. Oh well, I stuck my head out of the front door. The deer was then in my neighbor’s parking area. I took a couple of quick photos and then slipped back in to put on the telephoto lens. I knew I didn’t have much time because I could hear voices coming up the street, and I could tell that the deer was listening to those same voices. Continue reading →
My smile is going to be a bit different today. Why not? :)
I got up relatively early on Saturday (18th) morning. The sun was just making an appearance and lighting my bedroom. I went into the kitchen for my boring breakfast routine. As I ate, I watched out the window, actually a sliding glass door. From my kitchen table I can see Swan Pond just at the end of the road. There is a landing, so the view of the water is unobstructed.
The day looked good. There was barely a ripple on the pond, meaning there was little wind. I hoped this was true all over the Cape (what we call Cape Cod). Sometimes I will see little wind, but then going out it will be very strong where I want to walk.
It’s grey and windy. A storm sits off the Atlantic coast churning up the water. A band of passing showers and then just grey again. It’s going to be like this for days. Time for a book and for some music. Perhaps a warm snack and more coffee. Not a time for sunbathing or swimming.
It is grey and windy. What a day to start my vacation ;)
I didn’t take quite as many photos in July as I have previous years, but I think one or two of these are pretty good.
A few things – I took a lot of pictures of egrets, both snowy and great, but had zero come out. Bummer. The swans are more standoffish this year so I have fewer pictures of them.
On the plus side is the osprey. I saw the oddest thing – an adult osprey sitting on the back of a newly fledged young osprey. They were both making a racket. When I got pretty close the adult flew away, but as I was passing it came back again. Just after I passed by they both flew away. I have no clue what was going on. OK, a clue – every year I see adults beating up on newly fledged young birds. I can only guess they are trying to get the young ones to fend for themselves. usually it is a young one sitting in a tree or on a pole and the adult attacks making it fly away. (Young = gold eyes, adult = yellow eyes)
Oh, my guess is these are the same osprey I photographed earlier since it was close to the nest (Photo below from June 25, 2016).
I hope you enjoy the photos! As always, click on a photo to bring up more detail. When you bring one up you can scroll through them all. Enjoy! (All photos on or around Swan Pond/Swan River in Dennis and Dennis Post MA on Cape Cod.)