Friday, July 23, 2010

Name That Bird!

This little woman showed up at the base with four cute babies in tow.... we are still trying to identify her! We've thought she might be plover, we thought she might be tern... but we have yet to find an exact match for her! Any bird lovers out there that might want to take a guess? Nest is in an open field (air field) and they play on the pavement, darting and dashing about through the apparatus doors at the fire station. The mother will flail about if you get near her babies, trying to draw your attention to her and away from them.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sunny Skies

We've had some great weather these past few days! I'm back to work, and because it's summertime, we're working double shifts and days off are in short supply this week! I've pretty much recovered from the health issues, just trying to find a moment to get back to the gym. (My newest passion!) I'm grateful for all of your comments, good wishes, etc. It's so nice to see you are all still hanging out in the blogoshpere! I'm hoping to have some time off by the end of this week and the plan is to do some fishing, some more fishing and maybe I'll even do some catching!

Here's a photo I snapped as I left on of my favorite places to eat (Up The Creek Again)... he was just hanging out and let me take several shots of him... this one is the best of the bunch...

Have a happy, safe Fourth of July and if you get a chance, thank a soldier, vet, volunteer... they're the reason we CAN celebrate our freedom!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Under the Weather

I've been just a bit under the weather folks, nothing too serious, but it's prevented me from my usual adventures! I'm on the mend and hoping to get out there today to find something interesting to bring back to share with you....

Hope you all are well and happy!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Whales Tale of Adventure

The morning storms had passed, the skies still a bit cloudy, but the sun was shining! We headed out to Stellwagen Bank, where the whales are known to feed. Out of the harbor, following the channel markers, we passed Sandy Neck village which is accessible only by SUV or by boat. Ironically, the lighthouse at the tip of Sandy Neck had once used whale oil to light the lantern.

Once we were out passed the tip of Provincetown, we located a pod of whales.

We were very lucky today.... saw a lot of whales, beautiful weather, and of course being out at sea!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Whale of a Tale to come.....

I'm headed out this afternoon to board a whale watch boat out of Barnstable Harbor. So far the weather is co-operating and my camera battery is charged and ready to go! My experiences with this type of trip in the past have proven that it is rather difficult to get good quality photos of the allusive beasts but I'll do my best! Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises are the folks who operate out of Barnstable Harbor so hold onto your hats folks... I'll be back with some hopefully good shots and a whale of a tale to tell!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A New Beginning

One never knows when things will change, doors open, the wind shifts, new opportunities arise. I have a desire to write again... perhaps because summer is here and the world is once again warm and beautiful here! No promises, just the glimmer of a chance that I might find some spare time to write again, to share photos again, to reconnect with those I felt a compelling connection with....