Perhaps my most favorite day of the year…
pretty flowers everywhere….
Great birds to see on the beach–check out the piping plover hanging out to the left of the little green heron…
Babies everywhere you look….
Frogs making their way on four legs for the first time…
Beach plums a-growing’
And a whole summer ahead to get outside and paint! Join us for any or all of this summer’s outdoor sketching and watercolor classes by Cape Cod Art and Nature.
I did this trip through Wellfleet Audubon and several more are scheduled throughout the summer. It was the first time we combined the art with the nature part of this trip on the Queen of Orleans and everyone loved it. Of course it didn’t hurt that it was a perfect summer day.
These young people are keeping watch over the flooding marsh.We always pull up an eel pot but usually we just find lots of crabs. This time we also got a really big eel! Don’t worry, everyone was released safely and alive.This is Captain Dave Bessom of the Queen of Orleans. An old Cape Codder by birth and inclination he’ll tell you all sorts of wonderful stories. He’ll pull your leg a bit, too.These young men are busy putting finishing touches on their crab pictures.
We got out and walked on the end of Coast Guard Beach and looked for more things to draw. Everyone was asked to find something that crawls, something that flies, something that attaches, something that buries and something else of their choice.
It was an awesome day and the families all seemed to have a really great day.