Good morning to all on a foggy, drizzly start to the day here in Osterville, Massachusetts. The Cape is busying itself during this stretch of good weather, as we have had abundant sunshine and warm temperatures the past few days, preparing for the upcoming summer season once again. Wood trim is painted white, clap boards are replaced from the punishment they received from the tough winter we endured, flowers are blooming due to the hard work gardeners of all ages have put into their respective gardens, boats are being sanded and painted awaiting the day they will be set free once again to sail Nantucket Sound, and the smiles have returned to children’s faces as they await the end of the school year–anticipating days of leisure and fun in the sun at the many beaches on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. The “Fugawi” sail boat race, from Hyannis to Nantucket is scheduled, as always, for April 15th, the same day designated to the planting of the upcoming harvest coined, “Daffodil Day”, and to most sailors, this represents the beginning of summer. There is something special about staying the whole winter in places like Cape Cod, and indeed any rural rough regions of New England. For by sticking out the whole of winter, without flying somewhere warm, one can truly appreciate, exponentially appreciate, the emergence of Spring. The countless varieties of flowers, the lighting of the ever changing sky, and the filtering in of residents (snowbirds) and tourists alike, bring about a warm feeling of renewal that is hard to describe in simple English words. When you look upon a flower that arises from the thawed frozen tundra of a winter scape, one cannot help but wonder why there are wars of any kind. Cape Cod’s grace and grandeur are unmatched anywhere in the world and I implore you to come and visit! Bring plenty of sunscreen and an open mind, for J.R.R. Tolkien once wrote, as the voice of Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit, “you had better keep your feet about you, for you never know where the open road might take you…” Have a great week end folks and God Bless us everyone! Peace~ M
April 9, 2010
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