Nantucket Beaches and Baby Bird

Before I extol Nantucket’s beaches, I want to share the small miracle of a baby bird’s first flight.  Yesterday I tipped the watering can gingerly toward the fuscia basketDSCN4903 in which  I knew a little wren had  made a nest.  Staring at me with wonder was this little guy!  I slipped back into the house.  Despite the spaniels in and out this back door a hundred times, the parents built the nest, just like they did last year.  (One egg got kicked (?) out of the nest and remains unhatched.)  Look closely in the tree; I don’t think he looks much like his parent, do you? DSCN4919 It was a wonderful morning of observation; nature is fascinating.

We have stayed in many different places on Nantucket, but wherever you stay, you are not far from the ocean;  it calls out to you  every day.  We’ve stayed at Surfside where the ocean is powerful, just as its name suggests.  We’ve stayed in Sconset where the ocean is wild and wonderful, but the beach is not that accessible. DSC_0112 Cisco has become a favorite, where we can watch the surfersIMG_4092 but huddle safely on the sandy shores with the dogs. IMG_4087 Dionis has the best ever sunsets.DSCN4828Shhhh, quiet, the blues are rising and the fishermen line the shore, casting their lines.   Jetties has great sunsets too,DSC_0180 along with “facilities” so you can have something to eat, buy a hat, and use the rest room!  Steps Beach is a great beach, not easy to access, off the famed Lincoln Circle. DSCN4794 Ride your bike to this beach or walk from Town because there is no parking.  For the past decade, we’ve stayed  near Brant Point, so a daily walk to Childrens’ BeachDSCN4838 is my way of renewing and absorbing the unique offerings of this harbor at sea.  And then there are the quiet private beaches, IMG_4189your secret place that not everyone else has discovered, and these are the beaches that you go back to again and again.

Still ahead, the garden tour and window boxes!

About Jayne in Georgia

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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