Saturday, July 26, 2014

Beach Report 7/26/14

Around 11 PM today, the sky got dark, rumbled a bit and it looked like rain, but it never really happened here.  After lunch we decided to risk going to beach and getting wet, and we're glad we did.  Mostly overcast skies kept the temperature just below 80, and the bay was calm and flat.
And yet, you could see it raining not too far south of us.
A pretty neat looking canoe.
We stopped to talk to the owner/builder. The canoe is put together from little strips of wood glued together, sanded, fiber glassed and varnished.  It took him 8 months to build, and he's justifiably proud of it.
The clouds in retreat to the south.
We chance on this Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly puddling on the beach, and he was pretty tolerant and let me take his photo (unlike a couple other butterflies this trip).
Again, the easiest way to identify this butterfly (though not the only way) is the comet shaped mark amidst the orange dots on the underside of the rear wing.
Rub a dub dub, three men in a tub.  I hope they have life jackets.
Much more elegant looking.

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