Snowy Owls on Plum Island

Snowy owls love to winter on pretty Plum Island in Mass. Spied my first one this season on Christmas day and have seen almost one daily since then. Hint: The stunning white owls love to hang out on the roof of the abandoned pink house across from Bob’s Lobster, and in the dunes of the Parker River Wildlife Refuge on Plum.

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Photo by Laurie Bain Wilson

Hope you are fortunate enough to see one of these beauties this winter season.

Snowy Owls Are Back on Plum Island

It’s so cold on Plum Island already that the snowy owls have arrived! Last year the Parker River Wildlife Refuge, which makes its home on Plum Island, was a popular spot for the snowy owl beauties and quite the attraction for visitors and locals. I haven’t seen one yet, but will keep my eye out. This is a shot I took of pretty Plum Island.

 

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Birders rejoice!

http://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/impressive-arctic-birds-return-to-plum-island/article_0d672a84-4f21-57d6-aedc-af09cb1477b3.html

Moody Fourth of July

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Mother Nature decided to provide the fireworks this year up in the Boston area. Yesterday in Newburyport, the lightning show was outstanding. And the rainbow that followed was mystical and beautiful. Today, it has rained all day so festivities were canceled. But I managed to go for a great run through the Plum Island Wildlife Refuge in a steady rain and loved every minute of it. The surf is up, thanks to Arthur somewhere out there. I don’t know why I love love love moody days at the beach more than sunny days. I guess it has something to do with my Scottish roots. My grandfather George Sutherland Bain hails from Wick, Scotland, so there you go.

The rest of the weekend promises to be perfect. Enjoy! And Happy Fourth of July!

 

Where’s the best spot on the globe to honeymoon in the month of June?

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I came across a beach wedding on Plum Island last weekend and got to thinking of all the great spots for destination weddings and honeymoons around the globe. Here are some I recently wrote about in For the Bride magazine that’ll sweep you off your feet. I selected the best honeymoon destination around the globe for each month of the year.