MARTHA’S VINEYARD 2017 #9

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I was inspired to set up this image by a painting I saw by an extremely talented artist on the Vineyard named Heather Neill.

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It’s fun to stop splashing waves with a fast shutter speed.

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Sometimes, a beautiful mermaid will sun herself on the rocks.

 

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Another wave stopped in its tracks.

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This image is self explanatory.  But, I don’t know why people leave their shoes here and walk across that hot sand!  That is why God gave us shoes!  It’s fun to watch people do the Hot-sand dance as they head back to their car.

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This is a ringed bill gull.  There is no such species as a seagull.  They all have their own designation – Ring billed gull, Laughing gull, Black tailed gull, Ivory gull, Great black backed, Gyrfalcon, etc., etc.  In fact, there are more than 20 different species of gulls, but there is no species called “seagull.”  “Seagull” is an all-inclusive term denoting all gulls.

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See, by following my blog, you might learn something.  I learn something every time I post one.

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I love this image.  The green background almost makes the gull pop off the screen.

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A couple of ospreys are guarding their home.

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A great way to spend a few relaxing hours.

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One pastime on the beach is to see how many rocks you can stack.  I did not do this, but the person who did was pretty good!

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MARTHA’S VINEYARD 2017 #8

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The beach we like to frequent is Lucy Vincent Beach in Chilmark.  It’s a beautiful beach with large, moss covered boulders.  There are plenty of gaps between the boulders to allow for swimming.  Surfers have to be alert, though.

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These small rocks have been since covered with sand and it has become a smooth, sandy beach.

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From this point on around the bend is a private beach.  We peons aren’t allowed, hence the absence of people.

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Debbie has a collection of antique sand pails and toys.  These are but a few.

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This conch shell is not native to the island, so I posed it on this rock for an “artsy” look,

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Gulls fly rather slowly, so they are fun to photograph.