Monday, June 18, 2012

June 2012..getting away...Cape Cod

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Friday, June 15th., I left to spend 4 days visiting with my cousins, on Cape Cod and I returned late this afternoon, June 18. As always we drove to several of the Cape's beaches. I just LOVE the BEACH!!!

cape cod 6.12 greys beach 2osprey on nestFriday..Gray's Beach..osprey and chick on nest in the salt marsh

cape cod 6.12 greys beach osprey on nest

Saturday we stopped at several yard sales. I found several items that just had to come home with me and didn't spend much money at all. I bought a bird feeder for the window that can be filled from indoors, and we can watch the birds without them seeing us for $5.00.  Now Tom has to attach it to the window. This feeder will probably drive the cats crazy.

 mirrored window bird feeder

Several nice cookbooks...50 cents each.   A nice Kensington metal square cake plate..50 cents. One of my aunt's had given everyone in the family one of these cake plates many years ago.  I picked up a book for my brother for 50 cents..Restoring Model A Fords. Paul has a convertible Model A, and so I thought he would enjoy the book. The book had lots of photos, diagrams, and info. Also, I found 2 new 9 inch glass pie plates, a big copper canning tub minus the cover. My mother has pictures of my older brother brother and I when we were real little cooling off in one of these copper tubs on a hot summers day.  I'm not sure what I will do with this yet, but I wanted it.          oval copper canning kettle                                                                                                                                                                                                I also bought 2 board games for 50 cents each..Scrabble, which I always pick up when I see one. I use the letters in my art projects. The second game was a Wizard of Oz board game that I bought because I liked the game pieces  and cards that were in the game.    

scrabble game

Wizard of Oz game boxbox cover of game

wizard of oz board game1game board

 wizard of oz board game pieces2 stand up pieces

We took rides everyday..twice we went to see the seals at the Chatham Fish Pier. I love watching the seals and thankfully there were no great white sharks in the area. There were lots of seals both days, but most were too far out to get a good photo. When the fishing boats are in, unloading their catch there are plenty of seals around the boats near the pier.

seal 4 swimming closeup head Chatham fish pier 6.17.12surfacing for air and a look around

seal 1 Chatham fish pier 6.18.12 seal 2 on back Chatham fish pier 6.17.12 seal 3 swimming Chatham fish pier 6.17.12 

Wind surfing taken at Chatham Beach near the lighthouse.

 cape cod 6.12 Chatham light wind surfing      cape cod 6.12 Chatham light white caps gull cape cod 6.12 Chatham light white capsl  

   in the shoals lots of seals could be seen bobbing in the water in the distance as it was low tide. I couldn't believe people were swimming as it was windy and cool that day.

In Dennis, on Route 6A,  I took a picture of a male bluebird that landed on the telephone wire. The bird kept flitting from one side of the road to the other in the same area. There must be a nest nearby.

bluebird on wire, Dennis.MA 6.17.12

Bluebirds are so beautiful. Wish there were more of them around. I also saw lots of other birds in the Mulberry tree in my cousins back yard. The birds love eating the  berries from that tree.

mulberry tree mulberry tree berries1

On Sunday, we spent hours walking along Main Street, Hyannis looking at all the vintage cars. model a convertible black yellow wheels Model A of many vintage cars on display along the Main Street.

Sunday afternoon while we were riding along Rte. 6A we stopped at Kate's and got some clam fritters. Kate's clam fritters are  so very good.

While at my cousins I dug up some money plants in the back backyard to plant in  my flower garden.

 cape cod 6.12 money plant unripe money plant

The plant will change from green to papery brown when ripe, and the pod will peel and the seeds between the layers will drop out to reseed themselves.

Roses were in bloom very pretty.

cape cod 6.12 pink roses       cape cod 6.12 roses tropicana cape cod 6.12 yellow roses

Green Holly berries already on the holly trees.

cape cod 6.12 green holly berries

Hydrangea were blooming..a month earlier than they usually bloom.

          cape cod 6.12 hydrangeas pinks

cape cod 6.12 hydrangeas big display

cape cod 6.12 geese swimming at beach raft of geese swimming in the ocean

cape cod 6.12 beach boats cape cod 6.12 beach pier sailboats

In the mornings and early evenings we saw baby bunnies everywhere we went. The photo looks like a full grown rabbit, but I used my zoom lens to get the photo of the baby bunny.

baby bunny2 baby bunny

Today before coming home we went to Heartbeat Quilts, Hyannis and then to Orleans to Murray's Fabric's . I bought some fabric and took a picture of this Betty Boop in Heartbeats.  I took this picture of her, because I signed up for a swap and I am using Betty Boop. I will post a picture of my post card soon.

betty boop

I took a lot more photos, but I am having issues with the computer right now, and having difficulty uploading photos. Hope you enjoyed what I did manage to share.


1 comment:

Joanne Huffman said...

I really enjoyed your photos - looks like you had great fun on your get-away.