I would like to say THANK YOU to all of you who left such positive, supportive comments on my first ever post! I can see that this is SO much more FUN than doing laundry!!
In keeping with my goal of having more fun without crossing off every item on my “chores to do” list, we are heading to CAPE COD ( the little tail off the coast of Massachusetts) for a little anniversary break! The Cape, as we fondly refer to it in New England (as if there are no others in the world), is one of my very favorite places.
The air, sand, waves, birds and food all say RELAX and REFRESH!!!!
Beach roses rustle in the breeze and thrive in the sandy soil, and, with a little help, turn into yummy rose hip jam!!
When the tide goes out the flats are the perfect place for finding little creatures…
… a moon snail …
… a periwinkle …
… or a little hermit crab …
… or for building dreams in the sand!
A kettle pond left by a melting glacier is the perfect place for a sunfish ride! Even I can manage one, although the kids make a run for it if I am nearby and at the helm.
But I prefer to let Mr. Fun do the work while I bask in the SUN!
Setting a table on our deck at home with beach dishes just adds to the excitement and anticipation!! Of course, numerous shells are needed! Our collection includes shells from all over the world. As we dine we recall our trips and adventures.
Tall candlesticks are covered in shells.
Votive holders imitate the beachside fences.
These scallop shells came from the coast of Ireland, where we stood facing westward, thinking of the coast of Cape Cod, so far across the sea.
Do you see the little silver horseshoe crab crawling along the table?
He was cast from a real horseshoe crab by an artist on the Cape.
These flowers came from my yard in Connecticut, but hydrangea and roses are found everywhere on the Cape, growing in wild abandon!
I think this little gull is headed for home (he has so many relatives on the Cape), and it is time for us to follow.
I hope you have a chance to visit the Cape if you have never been! The Cape Cod beaches are protected as part of our National Seashore.
Enjoy your weekend!