The Great Blue Heron

Just a few photos I took while visiting the Wellfleet Wildlife Sanctuary at Cape Cod.  While hiking thru the sanctuary, just happened to catch this beautiful Heron perched on the top of a tree.

Some interesting facts about this bird...

AVERAGE LIFE SPAN IN THE WILD: 15 years

SIZE: Body, 3.2 to 4.5 ft; wingspan, 5.5 to 6.6 ft

WEIGHT: 4.6 to 7.3 lbs

Amaizing how they can stretch their neck....

The many looks of this beautiful bird.....

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Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse

One of the more beautiful places I visited in Nove Scotia was a little fishing village called Peggy's Cove.  One of the attractions there was a  Lighthouse and a very colorful cove filled with fishing boats and houses.  I was there for sunset one night, but was disappointed with a heavy cloud cover and fog.  However, the next morning I got up early hoping for clearing skies, and I was rewarded with a very nice sunrise.

This is the very colorful fishing cove.

Here are some different perspectives of the lighthouse.

A vertical shot of Peggy's Cove Lighthouse afetr the sky had mostly cleared.

A vertical shot of another beautiful lighthouse... Boars Head Lighthouse.

To view more of my photos from Nova Scotia, please click here.    To view my gallery of lighthouses, click here.

Sunset along the Maine Coast

On my recent trip to the Maine coast, I stayed in a small fishing village called Stonington, which happens to lead the state in pounds and dollar value of lobster landings .  It's harbor supports more than 300 Lobster boats.  In close proximity to the harbor is a beautiful  beach and cove called Sand Beach.  These are some of the images captured one night during a beautiful sunset...  Hope you enjoy!  To view additional images from this beautiful area in Maine, Please CLICK HERE.

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What is this… Follow Up

Well, the photo below should clearly identify what the original photo was.. It was a close-up of a Dandelion. Most of you clearly identified it correctly. There was one person (Ed Esposito) who correctly identified it using the scientific term of Taraxacum.  So, if you want to use different terminology to identify a Dandelion, you can impress your friends/family  by using the word TARAXACUM!  Thanks, Ed.... and thanks to those who participated.

Original Photo....

Cape Cod in March

Here are a few images from my weekend trip down to Cape Cod.  This first one is sunrise at the Sagamore Bridge, which is 1 of 2 bridges that connects the Cape to the mainland.

This next one is the boardwalk going out to Scusset Beach in Bourne.

The sand dunes at Sandy Neck Beach in Barnstable.

Entrance to a Falmouth Beach

Nobska Lighthouse near Woods Hole

Photos of the Week

I took a drive this past weekend to the north shore of Massachusetts.  I was walking on Wingersheek beach in Gloucester at sunset during high tide, and unfortunatley, the sunset was not over the ocean. So I just happened to turn around and saw this path leading to the parking lot with these 2 trees on each side of the path with the beautiful sky as a background.

This next image is from Plum Island in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Liked the stormy sky against the lighter sand and snow on the beach.

The next image is of the famous fish shack at Rockport harbor.