Wednesday, July 4, 2012

SWF>>>>Cape May, New Jersey

I am linking up my Cape May skies with Skywatch Friday.  I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July holiday.

You can click on the individual photos for a larger image. 

These are from our most recent Cape May and the Jersey shore trip. It was a beautiful day with a gorgeous sky and weather. One of our favorite spots in Cape May is the Cape May Lighthouse beach.


 
There is a boardwalk that meanders thru the Cape May park.  Cape May is a great place for birding. There are always great birds to see in Cape May. The sky was a beautiful blue and not a cloud in the sky.


 Not sure what this plant is, it looks very similar to the Queen Anne's Lace. I liked this shot with the pretty white flower against the very blue sky.

Looking into the sun, I found a juvie Oriole along the boardwalk trail.


Right next to the juvie Oriole, we saw this Common Yellowthroat Warbler.


At one of the viewing sections of the boardwalk we were able to watch this Green Heron hunting for food.

The Lighthouse Beach Park looked mostly empty but there were some other people there.


 One of my favorite views of the Cape May Lighthouse.

I hope you enjoyed my Cape May Skywatch. To see more beautiful skies from
around the world please visit: Skywatch Friday.  Thanks to Sylvia and Sandy for hosting Skywatch and thanks for visiting and commenting on my post. I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

49 comments:

Linda said...

I thought I had left a comment, but it didn't show up...so if this is a duplicate, forgive me! I always enjoy seeing your photos of the places you visit, and appreciate the identification of the birds. I especially love that shot of the deserted beach!

Leora said...

I have fond memories of visiting this area of Cape May. Love the brightness you captured in these photos - such a wonderful part of the world to view nature.

Debbie said...

i have never seen the lighthouse from this vantage point. it's so beautiful.

the "not queens lace" is a favorite of mine too, for all the same reasons!!

i want to visit but it's just too darn hot!!

dAwN said...

I love Cape Msy...makes me want to be there... Might stop by this October

grammie g said...

Hi Eileen..Love that white sandy beach..I have never been to New Jersey, close though!!
I like the shot of the Lighthouse,lovely blue skies to set it off!!
I think your flower might be the bloom of the Elderberry if it is a shrub tree!!
Enjoy the rest of the week!
Grace

TexWisGirl said...

you're right about not a cloud in the sky! we see that so rarely here. the blue is intense.

Jen said...

So pretty! Love those blue skies...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful sky pictures, Eileen.. But--what caught my attention (besides the birdies) is that lighthouse... Gorgeous!!!!! I still would love to travel and just take picture of lighthouses someday!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Gillian Olson said...

Lovely scenes, such a beautiful place. A great shot of the green heron.

Hilke Breder said...

Love the cool blue color of the sky and the background of your blog, Eileen. On a hot day it gives me a chill. The Green Heron shot is terrific!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful place, wonderful photos....the green heron picture is great, well, everything is...thanks for taking me along!

Gary said...

Great spot to visit!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Kim, USA said...

Eileen love your photos. And I so like lighthouses too. Great shots!

Kim,USA

Rohrerbot said...

That beach is really nice. So white and clean! I've been looking for the Green Heron and haven't seen one yet. I like that picture because I know they are around...hiding:) Another beautiful hike.....love the white flowers against the blue blue sky:)

vincibene said...

Wonderful blue sky and I love your beach!

HansHB said...

A great post for SkyWatchFriday!
Lovely to see!
Have a nice day!

Joyful said...

Beautiful, peaceful scenes and clear, blue skies.

Frank said...

Thanks for sharing the views around Cape May ... it brought back some very happy memories.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful blue, blue skies! I love them! Terrific captures for the day, Eileen! The beach and the lighthouse are wonderful! It looks like a great place to visit! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

caite said...

I love that last view of the light..in fact I have a photo very like it I think.
It is a great park, love those boardwalks..but I think I missed a lot of birds. I need a guide..lol

Island Rambles Blog said...

love the green heron...that is great..what a wonderful place..the sky so blue and the sand so white...lovely vacation place to go!

chubskulit said...

I love the lighthouse. Happy weekend Eileen!

Hildred and Charles said...

More lovely blue skies, - love the shot of the Green Heron as well. Happy Skywatching.

ladyfi said...

Oh, that beach looks fabulous! And such big blue skies. Lovely shots.

Bob Bushell said...

I love your site, it always has a number of things natural.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - what a great place - it looks to have a number of different habitats. A good place for bird(ers)!

Stewart M

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Don't think it is Queen Anne's Lace, which is a very dense vine. Lovely series!

magiceye said...

Beautiful captures!

Laloofah said...

I can sure see why you chose the flower (looks like Queen Anne's lace to me, too!) as your SkyWatch thumbnail! The lighting is perfect, and it's a real eye-catcher! The birds are wonderful - great capture of the heron. And look at that dazzling white beach! I never would have expected such a beautiful beach anywhere back East, never mind in a place as popular as Cape May, to be so relatively deserted on beautiful July day. Especially during the recent heat wave! I'd love to see Cape May for myself someday, but in the meantime, your beautiful photos serve nicely! :-) Thanks for the vicarious trip to the beach.

Diane AZ said...

What a beautiful place for birding and skywatching. I especially love your lighthouse image. :)

Gattina said...

I wish I could transfer the blue sky to Belgium, we still wait for summer !

Lorac said...

What a great set of shots! beautiful place too.

EG CameraGirl said...

Love the lighthouse photos.

Your warbler photos amaze me as warblers hardly evr stay still enough for me to capture them with my lens!

AVCr8teur said...

What a wonderful way to spend the holidays! The scenery of the lighthouse surroundings is marvelous.

diane b said...

I would love to amble down that boardwalk and watch the birds. Great blue skies.

betchai said...

I love your angle of shooting the white flower against the blue sky, it is so strikingly beautiful. also love the beaches and the light house pictures. they are all beautiful.

Linda Gross said...

I hope to make it to Cape May again some day. I really like it there. Beautiful pictures.

Lew said...

Delightful skies and birds in Cape May! I went to BWI train station last Saturday so sister-in-law could return to CT. Saw minimal tree damage along the way. Amtrak failed to mention on their web site the trees on the tracks in DC, so we had a long wait.

SandyCarlson said...

Your photos redeem Jersey from the dark den of my own experiences of that state. Thank you.

Carletta said...

Oh wow, your header shot is gorgeous!
I love that wide open secluded looking beach. My kind of beach!

Thank you for visiting me this week Eileen. Between the five days without power and three more storms it's been hectic. We lost power tonight for four hours again. So sorry it's taken so long for me to return a visit.
Have a wonderful weekend!

sceneoftranquility said...

Love the light house view shot.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What is not to enjoy about Queen Anne's Lace and each of your images are very nice, but I especially like that one!!!

NatureStop said...

I love your header and lovely shots of those birds the secluded beach and the lighthouse.Have a great weekend!

Shantana

jewaicious said...

Your photos are lovely, filled with serene scenes and nature's beauty.

eden said...

Beautiful photos. Looks like it is a lovely place.

Roan said...

Hubs and his family (from PA) often visited Cape May when he was a kid. I've heard him talk about going there so much I sometimes think I've been there. Beautiful beach. Love the lighthouse.

Ebie said...

It is always a delight to see your beautiful photos, especially the birds!

The blue skies gave a wonderful backdrop of the white flowers!

Hoping to have more spare time to blog again, thanks for your concern.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

the Queen Anne's Lace look-a-like against the VERY blue sky...is BEAUTIFUL!!

i hope you had a happy & safe 4th!!

Phil said...

Lovely sunny shots Eileen. Cape may is a place I always wanted to go but never got there yet, only in your photos today.