Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"Details of the many walks I made along the crest have blurred, now, into a pleasing tapestry of grass and space and sunlight." ~ Colin Fletcher

The Cape has an abundance of hiking trails, so while we were there last week, we took advantage of a few of them!  Just beautiful!

We came across three praying mantises on the underside of a kayak alongside the water. One was busy devouring the other. Neither one of us could remember the last time we had seen one, let alone three. 

Upon our return, the head was gone!

So beautiful in the autumn!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

"The time to relax is when you don't have time for it." ~ Sydney J. Harris

Waaa! Today is the Wellfleet Oyster Fest (no whining about that!), and after we have had our fill (literally and figuratively) we begin our journey home. Having always come to the Cape during the summer while I was still teaching, since retirement this has been our fourth autumn here. My word, what a wonderful time of year on the Cape! Each year I say it won't matter if it rains, and each year that statement has not been put to the test. It rained the day we arrived, and one evening. Every other day has been picture perfect in every way. And I did get pictures - to share at a later date (though, if you've seen posts from other years, you may wonder what I would have left to photograph!)

I am so grateful that this is a stop that we are able to make in our busy lives. My favorite place on this earth.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"A good snapshot stops a moment from running away." ~ Eudora Welty

A quick shot, taken with my iPad, from our front porch on the Cape. This is a week of rest and relaxation - and lots of good food! I'm not putting any efforts into blogging! We have been so busy this summer and fall, and I have neglected even visiting the blogs that I enjoying visiting! I promise to be back on track in the next week or two! In the meantime, I'm off to knit and take in the view!