Monday, June 2, 2014

A Rainbow, a Sunset, and some Common Eiders

1. Mere Point Boat Ramp-kab Mere Point Boat Launch 4-27-14

At the end of April on Mere Point Bay,

the setting sun decides to play,

and casts a golden glow on me

as I go down to see the sea.

2. GBHE over bay-kab 

A Great Blue Heron sails above

the silver bay and steely sky

it seems to bring the birds of spring,

I stand on shore and watch it fly.

3. Mere Point Bay-kab 

All around the glassy bay

I watch the daylight slip away,

4. south towards the atlantic-kab 

I watch the first clouds start to blush,

I listened to the water rush,

5. bouys and ducks-kab 

The Common Eiders come floating by

they bob like corks upon the sea,

6. everybody bobbing-kab 

In Mere Point Bay the ducks and buoys,

are nature mixed with manmade toys!

7. rainbow-kab 

and over all a rainbow shines

a promise of the coming spring,

and all the birds the winds will bring!

8. common eiders-kab 

For now the Eiders prepare for sleep,

and float upon the ocean deep,

9. eider parade-kab 

And make their very own parade,

10 gb heron-kab 

while another heron glides o’er the bay,

11. good night eiders-kab 

I bid the eiders a calm good-bye

while their gentle growls fill the sky

12. sunset thru the trees-kab 

I quickly hurry and cross the street

to watch the sunset on Maquoit Bay.

Here where I stand on the western shore

is where I say good-night to day,

13. sunset maquoit bay-kab 

I watch the fading lavender light…

14. lavender evening-kab 

then welcome the soft indigo night.

15. indigo night-kab

Notes: I had a little fun with these shots I took of Mere Point Bay and Maquoit Bay one evening in late April. We had recently had our last snow and I was surprised to see the floating dock out in the bay. It was my first time walking out on it and I was enthralled with the look and feel of it. I walked all the way to the end and felt the motion of the lapping waters and looked back at the shore for a new perspective! It’s now become a ritual whenever I cross the street to the boat launch. Even Miss Blossom, our little dog has come to like walking out on the dock. The Common eiders are still in the bay, but they have been joined by Double-crested Cormorants and the occasional Great Blue Heron. In the bushes and trees surrounding the boat launch I have found sparrows, warblers, and even American Woodcocks!. Just this morning when I went to do a bird count I saw my first Laughing Gull flying over Mere Point Bay and there was still a lingering Blackpoll Warbler along with the Yellow Warblers and Common Yellowthroats. I know my poem is not perfect, but it was a fun way to tell the story. Sometimes my thoughts just come out in rhymes. I can’t help it! I hope you enjoyed it! I caught a little break in all the family activities this afternoon. I hope to have more bird pictures coming soon!

DSC_0259 April 16, 2014 (Our last snow)


  1. Lovely post, Kathie! I love all the birds and the skies are gorgeous captures.. Happy Birding!

  2. HI Katie..... I have been on that dock a few time!!
    Love the poem to tell the tale, and the shots of the sky, water and the ducks are great!
    Nice day today huh!!


  3. Beautiful Kathie.
    These sultry summer days have me longing for such placid aquatic scenes. Gorgeous.

  4. Hi Kathie You are quite right, there is the most wonderful glow in all your shots and the last photos of the sunset are superb. Good way to end a lovely day.

  5. A stunning sunset Kathie.
    The Eiders are so colourful.

  6. Those Eiders are really different looking. Alien heads on bird bodies:) What a nice way to enjoy the day:)

  7. What a lovely post and photos! I would love to see the eider!

  8. I'm speechless, Kathie. How beautiful!


Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.