I followed the moon to Yarmouth at around 5:00 AM today. Its position in the sky as it set was that of the setting sun during winter. I am only aware of this because I took these photos from a location from which I used to capture the setting winter sun.
I had a great time on the boardwalk at Bass Hole this afternoon. A bit breezy but sunny, for the most part.
The wind from the south was still strong this morning after the overnight storm. . . . So strong it was easy to imagine being blown down the boardwalk into a foggy abyss.
Last week I walked Chapin beach at low tide and was able to capture some images of the boardwalk at Bass Hole/Gray’s Beach. This morning I walked the boardwalk and took photos towards Chapin Beach as well as others.
About a week ago I had the pleasure of taking in a calm morning in Yarmouth. I managed to push my coffee tumbler a few inches down in the sand and then prop a pocket camera on top to capture the moment.
Little wonder why I was the only one at each beach I visited this morning. It was cold with a brisk wind off Cape Cod Bay.
For me the lure of a setting moon over the bay at low tide was too much to pass up.
The Beach Rose, Rosa Rugosa, is not a native plant to Cape Cod. But it doesn’t prevent any other species from growing or thriving in the same environment.
Enjoyed watching these roses in bloom at a great location today.
What you see are wild plants along the section of the Cape Cod Rail Trail (CCRT) While I was glad to not detect any poison ivy, these plants are invasive and are not native to New England. The two frail, barely visible weeds in the center, however, are very damaging to the soil and create an environment where only poison ivy can thrive.
I spotted very soil friendly clover along the trail. Areas near the parking lots were wisely mass planted with clover. Clover improves the quality of the soil and allows many species of plants to thrive.