Brian and I are back from our annual trip to visit his father on Cape Cod. We had a perfectly wonderful time -- we both totally relaxed and enjoyed the scenery, the company and the entire experience!
I took all of the usual pictures -- beaches and water and sandy cliffs plunging into the sea, full of the blues, greens and golds of typical Cape Cod scenery, but I post those every year. And looking back at last year's post vacation post, I realized that many of my new pictures are eerily similar to the old ones. Time apparently marches slowly on Cape Cod. So I've decided to post a few different shots, after this one ubiquitis salt marsh picture:
I am endlessly fascinated by the salt marsh. This picture was taken at the edge of First Encounter beach, on the bay side of Eastham, looking South over the marsh. A thunderstorm was rolling in.
Pop's yard is mostly beautiful, rich, soft, vibrant green moss. Punctuated by some really interesting mushrooms. This is not an uncommon species, very ordinary, but I loved the "fringe":
The girls were unharmed, though very shaken. The shark didn't care for his mouthful of fiberglass and swam off. It is pretty unusual to see sharks in the bay, although they are sighted fairly often on the Atlantic side. But seals have started to hang out on the bay side, so sharks have followed them.
Another big winner was "Winds of Spare Change.":