Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Cape Cod Day Trips

My neighbor and I took a few hours this week to visit the local Heritage Museums and Gardens, located in Sandwich, Massachusetts. It's on Cape Cod but it's also a totally different face of Cape Cod than we usually see. No lighthouses or beaches, but beautiful flowers, shrubs, sweeping meadows, paths around the lake, art exhibits and herb gardens. I've visited many times with my children and with my Girl Scout troop, but never on my own or with only adults. What fun!

There's something for everyone - Hidden Hollow is filled with great hands-on stuff for young kids, the antique car museum is a hit with men (especially older men - the cars are incredible!) And the foliage is unbeatable. The Andrew Wyeth exhibit opens June 6th and should be really interesting. And for those with teens, the Heritage now boasts an adventure course complete with ziplining through the trees!

And don't forget the antique carousel - fun for all ages and much closer than the one on Martha's VIneyard!

For more information visit their website at

Friday, March 6, 2015

In Like a Lion.........

The first week of March brought another foot of snow to the Old Mill Point neighborhood. Sunny weekend in store, but with temperatures hovering in the low teens, maybe not so much melting. Yet.

Beautiful dusting on everything making the world sparkling and white, but looking forward to warmer breezes melting away the remnents of winter.

Fingers crossed. No more snow, okay? Let's make good on the adage, in like a lion and out like a lamb. By the end of the month I want warmth. Flowers. Budding trees. And no more snow. (Hope Mother Nature is listening!)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sunshine on the Snowy Point

 You can see in this shot that the river is frozen...
Many of the homes in the neighborhood have drifts making access hard or impossible at the moment. Not unusual - we only have access to one of our doors at the moment, the other being drifted closed until the weather thaws. As crazy as it all looks here, there's more snow in Boston. We visited Cambridge yesterday, and driving through the area was incredible. 
Came home and thought, ah, this is nothing.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Winter Storm Neptune Blowing Through Cape Cod

 Heavy wet snow blanketed the Cape last night, making roads pretty slippery as we made our way home from a Valentine Day dinner and movie. Apparently it took a break in the middle of the night, and at about 7 a.m. this morning, the heavy snow was falling again - I took the above two photos then, showing how thick it was on the branches.

The roaring winds began mid morning, and are still raging as I type at lunchtime. You can see in the most recent photo that the clouds have thinned and the sun is trying to shine through - reminds me of being at the top of Killington on a blowy but good conditions kind of ski day.
Last night you could hear the surf pounding from our house, through the quiet blanket of falling snow. Right now, the wind is so loud you can't even hear a snowplow coming, you can only see the blinking lights. Not that I've seen a plow in a while.

Hope wherever you are, you're staying warm and enjoying a lazy Sunday.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

February Snow Update: Yep, there's still snow.

While much of the Boston area got 2 more feet of snow yesterday, the Cape had slush falling from the sky. Plenty of pretty white flakes, but enough sleet and rain that it didn't accumulate any more than we already had on the ground. The roads this morning are black, albeit slick with slush.

The dogs and I went to check the beach, using the Seaway entrance. Which is there, behind the mound of plowed snow. The stairs were invisible and treacherous since you couldn't see where they were under deep drifts. Knee deep drifts over both staircases, which I've never seen before.

The beach was empty (shocker) and beautiful despite the dark grey sky. Or maybe because of it. The temps are in the low to mid 30s, with no wind. Nice day for a walk.
But I'm still dreaming of summer...