This is a shot of my dining room table this morning:
Let's see . . . purse, nurse jacket (forgot to throw it in the wash, ugh!), list, checks to deposit for the Golden Retriever Yankee Candle sale, patterns for latest sewing project, sewing machine, circular chair mats being made for a friend, adoption sticker to put on my car, and one of those super dooper (expensive) last five year halogen lights for outside. And instruction booklet for the chain saw my sister loaned me. All on top of my grandma's lace tablecloth. Until next Thursday . . .
On to Cape May, part 2;
Lunch at the Lobster House
Then we took a trip on the Marsh Skimmer to look at birds. Our fellow passengers were hard-core "birders." We found that they were anxious for a sighting of the Brown Booby.
(I kid you not!)
The bird that looks like Dracula above is a cormorant - I think that's how you spell it. They have no oil on their wings and after they dive for a fish they have to dry their feathers.
Below is Aimee with a starfish. LOTS of little wiggly things underneath that propel it along!
Well, back to the Brown Booby. Evidently this is a tropical bird and rarely seen in these parts and everyone was extremely excited about it. They are called Boobies (boobys?) because they were originally unafraid of people and could be easily knocked on the head and eaten for dinner. There are Blue footed Boobys as well. (I just have to giggle as I write this!)
And HERE he IS!!!!
He is really large bird and I love his yellow feet! They are webbed and he rocks back and forth to keep his balance. He was a "life bird" (which means seen once is a lifetime) for most of those present. He is expected to fly south soon.
Above the Pink House, Below Congress Hall.
The Inn of Cape May
Thanks for sharing my vacation! Love, Linda