I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson







Monday, May 26, 2014

Pictures from the Weekend: Summer




Hi guys! Before I fire up the barbie for today's classic burgers and corn and hotdogs BBQ, I have some first weekend of Summer photos of my beach to share. Just in case you're tired of crafty stuff!



The first beach roses are in bloom.



The long holiday weekend started out rainy. See the sheets of rain, off to the far western horizon?



 




Then it was cold. With a very low tide.


 
 

 


 
 


 Today was breezy and pleasant.



 Look! The crowds came. All clustered around a lifeguard stand at a section of the beach with village access, maybe a 1/4 mile away?.




When the people disperse in the late afternoon, the birds return and begin to feed. Only the piping plovers will run along the shoreline when there are a lot of strange people present.
 
Here's a plover nest, in its cage:
 
 
 
My birdies:
 
Gully.
 
 

A very pretty Laughing gull who did not want his picture taken. I love these beautiful small gulls, rare here.




The pair of oystercatchers who nest on the western dune of my beach, whether the dune is there or not.

 
I was very worried about this pair, they must be 10 years old or more. And I had only seen one of them all spring. Today I found the nest, with the pair trading off to watch the eggs and/ or feed. OCs are very good parents. The male also chased away a group of least terns, which further endeared the OCs to me. (We know how I hate the terns, right?)
One of the western open beach pair, below. They are also quite old, I think, and nest right in their exact spot each summer.



And always a thrill---the US Navy Blue Angels overhead!





Gotta go! Beach-hungry folks await their first summer dinner here at the beach. Hope your holiday was good.



love
 
lizzy

    gone to the beach


sheets of rain, a squall out at sea.



 
 

4 comments:

  1. Great photos today...the beach and the water look
    beautiful, as do the birds. Glad your little friends are back. Looks like you had a nice weekend.

    I went to a friend's 50th birthday party on Saturday night, live music and their Golden Retriever were just a couple of the high points. My husband and I dined on the front porch one evening, and the mosquitos dined on me! My good friend from across the street baked scones and delivered some to us fresh from the oven at 10:00 pm Sunday, actually she calls and we meet half way. :) It's a thing.

    Happy Summer to you!

    Kel

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    1. Good neighbors make good scones! Yummy!

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  2. LOL, Kel, I'd meet her halfway, too, for fresh scones!

    Lizzy, GREAT pictures! The clouds looked a little ominous, I'm glad they only had rain. I hope your whole weekend was pretty fun!

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  3. Hi! It was a nice beginning of summer. The BBQ food was really good. And the weather was pretty nice. No snow.

    ;-)

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