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October 1, 2011

Creations, Crustaceans & Confections

Filed under: Travel — Karma @ 5:27 pm
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Last weekend was a visit to my mom’s place on Cape Cod for a belated birthday celebration for my sister.  Not a big bash, but a get-together for shopping, good food, beach exploring and laughing.  For me, photo opportunities too.  The weekend was overcast, but better than the forecasted rain showers we had expected, and the temperatures were surprisingly warm.  Here is my rather random collection of favorite photos from the weekend:


Flower found outside our favorite candy store


My cupcake from Jennifer’s birthday dinner

cormorantsCormorants at Bass River Beach .. at least I was pretty sure they were cormorants; I was surprised when I zoomed in on this shot and noticed some of the birds had lighter colored feathers and longer necks than I am used to seeing on cormorants.

During a visit to another little cove along Bass River, Meghan was very interested in some tiny scurrying creatures.

At first, we almost didn’t see them, but as I walked toward some odd looking holes in the sand, a blur of movement caught my eye.  I saw them disappearing into the little holes.  What were they?


They were the funniest looking little crabs I’d ever seen!  They all had one over-sized claw and one miniscule one, and eye stalks that moved independently of each other.  That is Meghan’s finger in the background of the shot to give you some scale.


Meghan shared her find with my sister, while Sarah looked on dubiously.

I’m sure that was the last time this year we will visit the Cape while feeling comfortable in our short-sleeved shirts and shorts.  The cooler temperatures are slowly creeping in as autumn settles upon us.  Although I am still sad for summer’s departure, I do hope to bring you some beautiful color this fall.  If you’d like some tips on shooting that autumn color, be sure to have a look over at Scott’s place!  That’s all from me for now.  Hope you are enjoying your weekend!


  1. Sure looks like it was a beautiful week-end. Did you save a cupcake for me? 😉 Chocolate is my favorite!!
    The flower is really pretty. Kind of looks like the coreopsis on Melissa’s wildflower poster, but not sure if that’s really what it is.

    Comment by thedailyclick — October 1, 2011 @ 8:29 pm | Reply

    • Those were fabulous cupcakes! Mom hand-picked a different flavor for each of us – she knows her girls!
      I’m starting to wonder if my flower is even real now! I discovered while trying to shoot some others that I found that they were actually fakes someone had stuck in the ground!

      Comment by Karma — October 3, 2011 @ 4:38 pm | Reply

  2. How very fortunate that you have a place to visit on the Cape! I would take advantage of that all year long! We have had a gorgeous September, lets hope October follows suit.

    Comment by Becky Sue — October 2, 2011 @ 7:59 am | Reply

    • We never seem to get there as often as we’d like – you know how it goes with the commitments of children, life, etc.

      Comment by Karma — October 3, 2011 @ 4:39 pm | Reply

  3. Hi Karma! Gosh, I feel like I’m “back home” visiting Rubric on your blog. Your trip looks like it was fun and I am already mourning the loss of short-sleeves and shorts. Wanting a taste of that cupcake and a close-up of that crab, although your photo of it is wonderful and very clear.

    Comment by Kathy — October 2, 2011 @ 1:17 pm | Reply

    • I think that was about as close as I could get to the crab without a macro lens. He (or she) was difficult to focus on!
      Thanks Kathy.

      Comment by Karma — October 3, 2011 @ 4:40 pm | Reply

  4. I want a beach to walk on. But I don’t have one, so I appreciate you taking us along on your walk on the beach.

    Comment by Carol — October 3, 2011 @ 9:58 am | Reply

    • The beach is never close enough for my taste Carol – I wish I could walk there whenever I felt like it.

      Comment by Karma — October 3, 2011 @ 4:42 pm | Reply

  5. I believe those are fiddler crabs for reasons I bet you can guess. Thanks for the shout out! The Catskills were a bust last weekend. Maybe this weekend I’ll have better luck.

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — October 3, 2011 @ 1:46 pm | Reply

  6. Yes, I googled fiddler crabs and we seem to have a match! Thanks Scott!

    Comment by Karma — October 3, 2011 @ 4:42 pm | Reply

  7. Wow…the CAPE? I have never been…unless it was when I was so young I don’t remember. Would love to see more photos from there…all seasons! Cool crab!! Wonder what kind it is and why one claw is so much bigger?

    Comment by Dawn — October 3, 2011 @ 8:50 pm | Reply

  8. How funny are those crabs! Good find! 🙂

    Comment by milkayphoto — October 3, 2011 @ 10:20 pm | Reply

  9. Good lord, standing near your children is dangerous in pictures. I look like the side of a big red barn!

    Love the rest of the photos though! 😉

    Comment by JenniferA — October 4, 2011 @ 9:56 pm | Reply

  10. That is one odd looking crab. I’ve never seen anything like it before.

    It looks like it was a wonderful weekend. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — October 5, 2011 @ 11:54 am | Reply

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