Monthly Archives: April 2009

Spring Swan at Bell’s Neck in Harwich

A sure sign of spring on the Cape is the nesting of swans. On the Herring River and its adjoining West Reservoir in Harwich there are several pairs of swans. They are beautiful to watch as they silently glide through … Continue reading

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Alewives Returning

A gull stands, waiting for an alewife scout to appear. In early to mid-April, depending on temperatures, the alewives school in the bay and then begin their trek up the Run to spawn. A few scouts come in first, and … Continue reading

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The Ospreys Are Back!

The ospreys have come back to the Cape after wintering in warmer climes. They are busy nest building. A better term might be nest constructing, as these structures are huge, heavy, complicated homes. And decorated too! One nearby nest has … Continue reading

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A Tortoise Views Humans

Yet they cannot quiet their human-ness. Humility never comes naturally to their meditations. Pride of the vertical. Assurance of those who wear hair even if not their own. Pomp of warm-bloodedness. An equilibrium they mistake for rationality. Over certainty about … Continue reading

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A Mom

Parents…we all had them at one time or another…..and many of us have been one or are one. And our lives have been involved with, shaped by, and toned by being parents. At different times in our lives, there are … Continue reading

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