Monday, March 29, 2010

Trivia Mondays: Where in the Point?

Note: So sorry to be posting this a day later than usual - Blogger didn't want to upload my photos yesterday, and what's a trivia challenge without the photos?

The way we choose to accessorize our interiors is what makes a mere "house" into a "home."

This is also true with the way we decorate our gardens, walkways, yards, and public spaces. Some lawn ornaments are hidden away for only the homeowner to see. Others are out in the open for all to enjoy.

Here are photos of a few "accessories," all visible from the roadways, but perhaps so familiar you don't even notice them anymore. Good luck - as always, put your answers in the comments or email me.


Friday, March 26, 2010

Snow Showers? In March?

Really. It's snowing.

And here I thought it was almost spring.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Trivia Mondays: Where in the Point?


You could just call them windows, but when there's a view of the ocean, you could also dub them portholes.

Old Mill Point has quite a number of them, scattered about. Some are round, some are octagons, some are slatted - one is even an elongated oval. But they are all over the neighborhood.

Your mission - should you choose to play - is to discover where in the Point these portholes lie. All are visible from the road, although I suspect some folks have hidden round windows that only they can use.

As always, good luck!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ebb and Flow

Ah the difference a storm makes. This last storm was a Nor'easter, so they tell us, and brought with it a shift in the water and wind currents along the southern shores. What does that mean for Old Mill Point? A little extra sand deposited on our beaches... I took the above photograph today, and I took the one below after that last big storm at the end of February, 18 days ago.

I took the first photo of the dune sign on Seaway beach today, and the one below it on 2/27.

What a difference a storm can make. I'm hoping for a few more of these blowing "our" way before the summer season begins. The caveat to this being that the sand did get scooped out from the "armpit" on the Strandway side of the jetty, and redistributed down the beach. But that's how it's "supposed" to be working in an ideal year of ebb and flow.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Trivia Mondays: Where in the Point?


We all have them.

And today, when we've "sprung ahead" our clocks and are waking up in the dark once more, they seem more important. Between the storm clouds and the time change, it's Dark out there!

So see if you can tell me whose lights are whose? Leave your guesses in the comments, or email me directly.

And may your days be progressively brighter as we spring into Spring.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Just How Old is Old Mill Point?

I hope people have taken the time to read through the History of OMP that I transcribed into a blog post. (There's a link over there in the right-hand column of the blog that will take you directly to that post.)

As I was driving home from Hyannis yesterday, I was wondering how old OMP really is. Actually, I was wondering when OMP would turn 100 years old. So I just sifted through the history to figure it out. And found that it's not really clear.

OMP's founder William Doble bought his first house in the neighborhood in 1923, 87 years ago. But it wasn't even a neighborhood then. He subsequently bought up other properties and built houses, including the windmill house.

In 1963, the neighborhood celebrated its 40th anniversary, so the directors at that time were thinking that Doble's first purchase marked the beginning of OMP.

When Doble built the windmill house in 1935, he decided to name the neighborhood "Old Mill Point." This was the first time the name was officially used, 75 years ago.

It wasn't until after his death that his children were involved with incorporating the neighborhood and forming the Association as we know it today. The Association was formed in 1954, which was only 64 years ago.

So the choices are:
1923 when Doble bought his first house. - 87 years old now, turns 100 in 2023.
1935 when the neighborhood was named Old Mill Point - 75 years old now, turns 100 in 2035.
1954 when Association was formed - 64 years old now, turns 100 in 2054.

Or perhaps these are all milestones to celebrate? Food for thought on a rainy, rainy Sunday.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Rain in the weekend forecast...

When I took the dogs to the beach for their lunchtime walk, the sky was deep indigo and the waters a turquoise green. Honestly. Brilliant turquoise, shining up from Nantucket Sound as if it were the Mediterranean Sea.

And then the clouds rolled in.

When the rain started pelting me, I thought someone was throwing small pebbles from behind the dunes.And then the pebbles got larger, and hurt more as they railed against my forehead. Alas, I was alone on our stretch of Atlantic and only Mother Nature was pelting me, telling me to Go Home.

Which I did.

I wish I'd taken photos before the indigo and turquoise faded to black. I didn't realize my time was so short.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Few Days of Spring Weather

The last handful of days have been beautiful here on Cape Cod. Makes you think summer is finally just around the corner...

Monday, March 8, 2010

Trivia Monday: Where in the Point?


Old Mill Point is full of them. Even in our architecture.

Can you identify where you would find these luscious curves within the neighborhood? Put your answers in the comment section or email them directly to me and I'll post them for you.

Have a great week!



Wednesday, March 3, 2010

More Clouds Rolling In

More wintry precipitation in the forecast for today and tomorrow here on Cape Cod... sunshine may be on tap for Friday. With temperatures above freezing, my prediction is for more rain than snow, as has been our pattern this winter.

Looking forward to Spring... and then Summer...

Monday, March 1, 2010

Trivia Monday: Where in the Point?

Lots of people take great pains to choose the "right" outdoor lights to put in their yards. Some just "came" with the house and have been there forever. But do we notice them? Can you tell by looking at these photos whose yard in the neighborhood these lamp posts illuminate? All three are easily seen from the roads (and none are related to last week's wind indicators challenge.)

Leave your guesses in the comment section, or email me. Have fun!