Saturday, July 25, 2015

Local Color at the Cape

My nephew's beach stone collection...which he artfully arranged.

I'm just home from my 2 week vacation at Cape Cod. I thought I'd share some of the "local" color.

I've been going to Cape Cod since I was a "wee one" according to my Mom. The first time I visited, I was 1 1/2 years old!

Trips to the Cape mean time with my extended family (though unfortunately my immediate family couldn't make it :( ). I got to spend time with my Mom, my bros, my sister-in-law, my brother's S.O., nieces and nephew and even one of my cousins!

Some of "the gang"

No TV, limited access to the Internet, no A.C....time to take it a bit more slowly and get into a rhythm with the natural surroundings.

My days included many long walks, riding waves, beach combing, trips to local art galleries and "the fleas", good food and good talks.

Blue lobster claw.
Colorful signs posted to a tree.
There was even some time for stitching...

Detail of a stitched piece I'm working on to honor my Dad. A letter he wrote to his grandmother when he was very young.

And for the annual art project...

This year we made animals!

Hope that you're enjoying your summer too!


  1. Ah ... two weeks at the beach. Lucky you to have such a wonderful long-standing tradition.

    1. Hi Liz- We hadn't been in about 4 it was great to go back. The wonderful thing about the Outer Cape is that not much has changed...just much more beach dune erosion (which is sad). But the towns are still so quaint and not built up and the beaches are still so beautiful.

  2. Looks like an absolutely perfect vacation to me!