Our Cape Cod

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As energizing as Autumn is, I’m feeling a bit resistant to the change of season with its shortening light and cold mornings. I want more Summer. I like being hot. I want more pond swimming. We only went to the beach once.

Even though this summer felt abbreviated and bipolar, there were highlights. Garden food: kale, chard, mustard greens, string beans, red okra, beets, pink amaranth, eggplant, garlic, plentiful summer squash… in fact the only produce we’ve bought since May is watermelon, lemons, limes and onions. Visits to Chris’s family house in Osterville were favorite getaways. Before I met him I’d only been to the Cape a handful of times. Its generous outer Cape beaches and clear kettle ponds, favorite restaurants and time away to walk, swim, write, sleep, cook and fish in Chris’s skiff were therapeutic and sweet; a refuge.

Nauset Beach

Nauset Beach

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Blogging, with its multiple components, is modern-day scrap-booking, helping me hold on a little longer and stretch out time like the ribbons of saltwater taffy I watched being made in Gloucester when I was a child; to reflect and remember moments as they string together in greater context. It encourages savoring, recording in greater detail, nostalgia.

Finally bought a hammock

Finally bought a hammock

Trails around the ponds across the street

Trails around the ponds across the street

Joshua's Pond

Joshua’s Pond across the street from the house

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Scabby first fresh water dip. Only up to his elbows.

Scabby’s first fresh water dip. Only up to his elbows.

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Horticultural Society's Park down the street from the house.

Horticultural Society’s Park down the street from the house.

Fairy houses

Fairy houses

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The Mountain Skiff

The Mountain skiff

Sunset Cruise

Sunset cruise

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Coastguard Beach

Coastguard Beach

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Andrew's Deck, Wellfleet

Captain Andrew’s Deck,Wellfleet: Anna, Andrew, Andala and Chris

Oyster racks and curing garlic

Andrew’s oyster racks and curing garlic and shallots

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Sunday Night Locals Night at the Beachcomber

Sunday night/ locals night at the Beachcomber; Incredible Casuals on stage

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Moby Dick's for Lobster Rolls

Moby Dick’s for lobster rolls

Andala's Buoy Collection  and other treasures at her Brewster house

Andala’s Buoy collection and other treasures at her Brewster house

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Our Breakfast Spot. Walkable from the house.

Our one and only breakfast spot. Walkable from the house.

El Guapo's: Favorite Lunch Spot. Delicious Fish Tacos.

El Guapo’s: favorite lunch spot. I crave their fish tacos.

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Skunkett Audubon Refuge, Osterville

Skunket Audubon refuge, Osterville

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Dinner grown and caught by us: Scup, tomatoes, beans, summer squash

Dinner we grew and caught: Scup, tomatoes, basil, beans, summer squash, lemon chive sauce

Refrigerator Dilly Beans

Refrigerator dilly beans prep

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Here is the recipe we used for our beans. Yum. Thank you summer. Welcome Fall.

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