Teddy was offshore and nothing like our March northeast storms a couple of winters ago, or past hurricanes with a more direct hit. But teddy wasn’t timid.
Missed posting this Monarch last evening. Also, the day ended peacefully with diminished atmospheric impact from the western wildfires.
A week with the return of migrating Monarch Butterflies, a couple of our seals from last winter, and the local population growing up.
Labor Day is already in the rear view mirror.
A very nice holiday weekend, and of course a few photos. But, starting with a couple of the well documented August 23rd squall line.
Sunday afternoon we watched surfers riding modest waves immediatly off the Eastern Point lighthouse, next to Mother Ann. Then on Tuesday evening we were treated to the US Coast Guard carrying out rescue exercises closer to the shore than usual.
More walks and views from the house over the last couple of weeks.
We have had quite a weekend with walks to the causeway (between Niles Pond and Brace Cove) and a water show in front of our deck. With family visiting, we enjoyed lobsters from Joey’s operation.
Always more photo opportunities on our walks
I also took Joey up on his invitation today to meet the Calico Lobster at Capt Joe & Sons. Joey personally introduced me to a very active and handsome crustacean. He/she may look already steamed, but definitely wasn’t.
We made some normalcy of an unusual 4th of July, which started with evidence of a growing turkey population.
A weekend beginning with a rainbow, followed by a welcoming party of 42 Canada Geese at our mooring, more Mallards on Niles Pond, and a Great White Egret fishing on our rocks.
A sail, a dinner out, and seeing the Mallards growing up. Great weekend.
Our weekend included a peaceful and excellent dinner out with friends on the deck of Oliver’s Harbor Restaurant, and a first sail of the season. And then there’s the local wildlife that continues to flourish.
I took photos of some gulls a couple of days ago from the causeway at Brace Cove and consulted our daughter and husband who are experts in the field. They are fairly certain the first is of a Black-headed Gull, which is a rarity in our area. One was sighted in Newburyport in the early spring. Also attaching photos of some other gulls at the same location, including a Laughing Gull with a black head, and an ominous sky from home.
Last evening we were treated to a 10-minute show of deer tearing around the Audubon land between us and the Eastern Point Lighthouse, having so much fun. If you can, view the last 7 photos in a quick “slide show” format.
We rarely see the fleet as close to Eastern Point as it was this morning.
Here are some of the many Mallards at Niles Pond.
We have seen some new young residents, while walking Eastern Point the last couple of days.
Still sheltering at home and looking out from the living room. Some photos from the last week or so (plus the tree at Niles Pond with its coronavirus PPE). Today is the Seventeenth of May, Norway’s national holiday, with no parades this year. But Anne-Lise and I are celebrating – skaal!