The sign at the top of the beach dune in Chatham, MA informs readers that the pilgrims first arrived in the new world at this location. The sign goes on to tell that the ship sailed south, ran into rough waters, then headed north to what is now Provincetown, and then to Plymouth.
In the cold, early-morning darkness, the ground glistens with ice crystals. The air is silent. The stars softly illuminate the landscape of bare trees and frozen earth. A shadow glides effortlessly through the trees and comes to rest on a limb. The Barred owl turns for recognition then, stretching its four-foot wingspan, drops from the limb and sinks into the darkness.
The first snowfall of the season came overnight, coating the last remaining Bachelor Buttons in delicate snowflake crystals.
With temperatures dropping the Chickadee seems much more in the spotlight as it makes regular visits to backyard bird feeders.
Honeybees seem skilled at finding food in a cooling autumn landscape with very few flowers. This honeybee found a Borage flower.
Explore the outdoors with Daniel
Photographs, musings and observations. (Click on images to enlarge.)