Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Spinning Class...

Today I taught a spinning class at the library.  This is my friend Brenda.  She was really quick to learn and as usual we had a lot of laughs.  The overhead spotlights were roasting me and Marilyn kept cutting my head off in the picture.  No kidding, this was a fun class.  I thought everyone did a great job and I am sure some will further pursue this very old skill. 

A few short years ago I picked up a drop spindle and haven't put it down since.  It is rhymical, contemplative, and very zen like as it spins its merry thread.  This may be one of the oldest crafts in history that is still practiced today.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Beach Grass...

European beach grass ( A. arenaria ) has been used to hold dunes in Europe and was early planted on Cape Cod to bind the sands.

Beach erosion is a huge problem on the Cape.  The eco system here is very fragile.  I found this to be more true than ever this winter when I went to three bay beaches and, literally, there was no beach.  At high tide the water was all the way to the parking lot at Breakwater.  The town of Brewster has huge piles of beach sand waiting to be distributed for the summer tourists. 

Friday, April 23, 2010

Kettle Pond...

It was such a gorgeous day on the Cape.  My life is full of these days.  This is Long Lake in Harwich and we were just finishing an evening drive when I snapped this picture. 

Monday, April 19, 2010

It's Apple Blossom Time

I'm writing you, my dear,
Just to tell you,

In September, you remember
'Neath the old apple tree
You whispered to me
When it blossomed again, you'd be mine.

I've waited until I could claim you,
I hope I've not waited in vain.
For when it's spring in the valley,
I'm coming, my sweetheart, again!

I'll be with you in apple blossom time,
I'll be with you to change your name to mine.

One day in May
I'll come and say:
"Happy the bride the sun shines on today!"

What a wonderful wedding there will be,
What a wonderful day for you and me!
Church bells will chime
You will be mine

In apple blossom time.

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Brewster Store

There is a feeling of home in certain places and The Brewster Store is one of those places for me.  As I pass through, memories are everywhere right down to the gas powered peanut roasting machine that I used to be terrified of.  The paint is wearing off the stairs that Robert and I painted one winter.  There is merchandise on the shelves that I priced 20 years ago.  Today I purchased a small painting that was painted by a friend and regular customer.  I actually know the people in it. 

I met my husband there one day when we were both in need of a hug.  That hug led to marriage and the companionship of one of the kindest people I know.  We get to grow old together while sitting on a bench and watching the world go by.  Hooray for 6a!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Making Cheese...

Laurie and I took a cheese making class on Saturday out in Wellfleet.  Quick learner that I am, voila`, cheese.  I seasoned it with chives from Foster's garden and a special herb blend of Tom's. 

Tonight we celebrate Tom's birthday with dinner at Laurie's including fruit and my wonderful homemade cheese.  I also baked him a buttermilk cake with dark chocolate frosting.

Guess what?  He is 65.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


He is there when you need a friend like the shelter from the storm.  He is there....

Saturday, April 3, 2010


The new season breaks through the old, always giving us hope for a better tomorrow.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday..

King James Bible

Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Love it.


I think yarn is so beautiful that I don't see anything wrong with decorating with it. Other people have flowers in a vase, I have yarn laid decoratively about. Other people have bowls full of fruit, I have balls of yarn. It's charming, functional, and doesn't attract flies.