Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

Life is entirely fleeting moments, so any photo could do for this challenge – any moment will never be again.  However, my take on a fleeting moment is one that wasn’t orchestrated.

A friend and I traveled to Cape Cod a few years ago, and had a marvelous time.  We were driving back to our hotel at dusk when we noticed a few coyotes in the field off to the right.  The pictures aren’t great, but I’m glad I captured one of the coyotes, and I especially like the zoom shot:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Self-Portrait

There are so many ways I could have gone with this, but I decided to post the picture taken with my new camera.  One of my friends and I went down to Cape Cod for a weekend and I took this picture in front of the hotel bathroom mirror:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunset

It was mid-afternoon by the time I arrived at my friend’s cottage in Eastham, MA, and I was happy to find out that my friend lives on the western shore of the Cape so the sunset can be seen from her deck, or from the steps going down to the water (where most of the pictures were shot from).

The day started out cold with torrential rain that stopped by the late morning, and the rest of the day turned out hot, and muggy.  The air was cooling off by sunset, but remained warm enough to enjoy being outdoors without requiring extra clothing.

I like the boat’s name: Live Slow.

I like how the glow in the bottom clouds looks like a UFO under the ball of the sun.

The cloud in this picture looks like it’s a vessel holding the sun.

It was cool to see how different the sky looked way above the horizon, and the fingernail moon up above.

This is one of my favorite pictures taken from the cottage deck.  I like the cloud that resembles a whale floating above the water.

The back of my friend’s cottage I stayed in.  I slept up in the low loft on the second floor.  It was cool because getting up there required climbing a rung ladder built into the wall and made me feel like a kid in my own little cubbyhole, and the view out on the water was lovely to look out on.

I hope to get back here again before too long – or maybe I’ll even acquire a place of my own somewhere near this particular piece of heaven.

Happy travels!

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© seekingsearchingmeaning (aka Hermionejh) and Life On Earth’s Blog, 2010 – infinity.

Cape Cod!

I drove to Boston to take my son out for a post-birthday lunch, and gave him some other little presents, that he loved, and one of my sisters was able to be there too, and she brought him some fun gifts too, and we had a really nice day spending time together.  My son wasn’t feeling well, but he seemed to enjoy our company regardless.

After the visit with him I drove to stay with a friend at her cottage in Eastham, MA, at the Cape.  It was a gorgeous warm and muggy day after the torrential rains we’d had the night before and through the early morning.

My friend’s place is right next to the ocean and is a lovely retreat.  Another friend of hers is there for the weekend too, and we had a great night talking and laughing, eating pizza and having a beer while we watched a beautiful sunset from her deck.  There is another cottage in front of hers that partially blocks the ocean view, but you can see enough to enjoy.

Today started out rainy and chilly, so I headed out earlier than I might have if it had been sunny when I woke up. 

I’m going to spend some time with one of my brothers in Hyannis before I head back home.  I stopped at a gas station and asked the totally cute attendant if he knew of a place I could get coffee that also had wi-fi.  He directed me to, The Hot Chocolate Sparrow, where I am posting this from, an off-the-main-drag, quirky and hip coffee and chocolate shop that also serves sandwiches, pastries, and other food and beverages, as well as a few ‘gift shop’ type items, like greeting cards and some locally made goods.

When I first arrived it was quite busy but it’s slowed down significantly since I got here about forty-five minutes ago.  My egg and cheese sandwich was one of the best I’ve ever eaten – and I’ve been hungry before and had such food – so it wasn’t just my hunger that made it taste so good!  Their coffee is sensational, and I just might have to purchase some chocolate on the way out…

The sun came out, and I can see enough blue sky to make a dress (which my Grandmother always said meant it would be a nice day) from the shop’s A-frame windows since I’ve been sitting here, so I might also go down to the shore and search for shells when I leave.

This is how the day looked once I got outside:

I could be happy living here on Cape Cod; I just have to figure out how to afford it.

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© seekingsearchingmeaning (aka Hermionejh) and Life On Earth’s Blog, 2010 – infinity.