I was on Chatham Light Beach well before sunrise today. There was a cool breeze from the north and a gentle pastel glow along the horizon.
There was a thick cloud layer blocking the iconic capture of the sun popping above the water.
I headed towards Orleans and was fortunate enough to capture another Cape iconic image of the sun rising above a bay. This was taken south of the Pleasant Bay, Orleans.
At midday today the tide was out and the stripes of sand and water leading out to the bay was striking. The ice in the foreground as well as the patches of grass broke up the pattern and kept the view from being dull.
It was cool and crisp on the Cape Cod Rail Trail this morning. The wind was light. The sky was blue. The clouds to the south were spectacular. Slideshow from today’s walk below.
See more information from Mass.gov about the CCRT here.
These walks are more than taking in beauty, which at times is simply staggering. These times are great for stimulating creativity and a sense of wonder.
What is this? And how many people have walked under it without knowing it was there. And how often, in general, does this happen. I admit, I didn’t see this until my second pass this morning:
When I came along these two large trees of different species but set so perfectly together, at least it seemed so to me, I thought they looked like a mature happily married couple. This guided me to seeing the essence of these walks.
“It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination,” — Henry David Thoreau
It was a great way to start the day, taking in the early color and the sound of the hypnotic surf.
It feels like 40 but probably has been only four days since the sun has appeared in the sky for more than muted gray glow.
I’m sure I’m not alone in longing for at least a little more sunshine, maybe a more distinct gray on gray, perhaps some color.
Today I remember the glowing sky on the horizon in the early morning and late evening hours.
Warmer weather, warmer colors, happy sea gulls.
Clouds moving through as the weather becomes more comfortable.
Had a good walk with only the sound of wind, waves, and birds.
The same oppressive humidity that makes me feel sick and miserable also creates a lot of fun with early morning light and color.
I spent some time in sandwich this morning and then popped over the bridge for a while.
I went to Bass Hole in Yarmouthport twice this week, on Sunday and again on Friday.
The visits were short But both times I was glad I made my way over there.
It’s a very popular place that time of the day during the summer. It’s an interesting shared experience where all were in some state of awe.