Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Consider the Gull, White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Consider the gull. Everything it owns is with it at all times.  When ready to go, it goes.  It needs neither to find keys, nor grab a coat.  Everything is always at the ready. To paraphrase the late comedian George Carlin, they have no stuff - none to store, none to buy, none to sell, none to trade, none to protect - they have no stuff.  Sometimes I'm envious.

The downside is that winter's coming, the wind is cold off the water, I can pull my coat tighter, cover up with hat and gloves, go home to a warm house - but the gull must endure.  Although many/most are migratory, we have gulls here all year.  Are the ones here in winter from northern Canada and think they are warm in New England by comparison?  Would they rather be in Miami but don't know it exists?  Are they like a lot of northerners who just plain don't like Florida? Or, are they just waiting to get older to go to Florida?  I read that Herring Gulls can live into their late 40's - that may be bird old but it's not Florida old. Oh well.


  1. I love the sea gulls! Great pictures of them. It was exciting to meet you today.


    1. Debbie, Thanks for your kind words about my blog. It was a pleasure to meet you as well.