Monday, September 20, 2010

Sweet Cape Cod in September...

This past week I made a quick day trip to beautiful Cape Cod to help a relative run some errands, and the weather could not have been more gorgeous!

I don't think I have ever seen hydrangeas as beautiful as the ones I see on the Cape!

Having arriveded on Cape a bit before my aunt expected me, I thought a trip to the beach might be a good idea...


How right I was!


The beaches that were packed just weeks before...


...were virtually empty now that the kids are back at school.


There were a few people here and there... Some relaxed, read books, and enjoyed the view...

... while others flew kites. I'm so glad I had a bit of time to visit the ocean. There is nothing like it to refresh the soul.
And then it was time to head to my aunt's... Look at the cute bunny that greets visitors to her front door.


She lives in a beautiful home...


...and I always love coming to the Cape to visit her.

There's someone else I love coming to visit...

Is this not the cutest face ever?


Yes, indeed. I think it is!

The house inside is so warm and inviting... An eclectic mix of colonial, traditional, and contemporary... The fireplace off the kitchen is the perfect place to relax with a cup of hot tea on a chilly day...


And the sunroom is the perfect place to relax when you want to take in the views outside...


The living room is always so cheerful and flooded with natural light...

The diamond pane windows were the inspiration for the windows we put into our family room addition 21 years ago.


Then it was off to run errands... I snapped a few photos while we were out and about... We stopped by this marina and I just loved the flag rippling in the breeze...

...and we made a quick detour off of Rte. 6A so I could snap a photo of the Edward Gorey House (which is a FUN place to visit, although we didn't have time today!).


And finally, with all of our errands completed, we headed to The Marshside restaurant in Dennis for supper.


If you are ever in the area, be sure to stop in.


The gardens surrounding the restaurant are gorgeous...


...and the marsh views are stunning. And can you believe I forgot to take photos of our food? You'll have to trust me... My baked scallops were to die for and my aunt loved her lobster mac & cheese (which had HUGE chunks of lobster meat!)...


I left the Cape right at sunset. I think the Cape must be one of the most beautiful places on earth! I hope you enjoyed coming along with me!
We are on a roll of fantastic weather! I hope you are all enjoying September!
Donna

18 comments:

Melissa F said...

Beautiful photos! Thank you for posting them!

Cottage Rose said...

OH Donna... such beautiful photos of the Cape,,,,, I would love to be able to visit there some day... but until I can,,, this will do.......

Hugs;
Alaura

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Wow...this was such a nice day for you ....beautiful images to save to a lifetime...nice you live close enough to do this trip from time to time.

Reminds me of Nantucket..how I loved our visit there years ago. You are right the Sea is SO refreshing on a beautiful day.

Rose

Lacy said...

It's so pretty.
I just put it on my list to visit someday!

Southern Lady said...

Wow, what beautiful photos. I have never been there and really enjoyed the virtual tour. Thanks so much for sharing. Carla

Edie Marie's Attic said...

What a lovely place to visit Donna! Your Aunt's house is so "Cape Cod"!! The fireplace is wonderful!!

Hugs, SHerry

Jill said...

What stunning beaches and such a lovely house.
Jill x

Susan said...

Oh Donna, that was great. Loved the photos, too, and the mac and cheese with lobster chunks sounded divine. The scallops sounded yummy, too. I think the Cape is such a great area, too. Would like to go there more often. Love your pumpkin in the header. Cute. Susan

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

I so wish we could visit Cape Cod, but we live on the other coast and it's just out of reach for us for now. Someday, though! I visited Boston and Mystic, CT, once with a friend and we had the BEST seafood -- goodness, it was fantastic. Such a great, cozy home! Thank you so much for sharing it!
~Angela :-)

Jill said...

Oh Donna I am so glad you posted these pictures today. Loved seeing them and it took me right back. So many good memories. I am sitting here smiling right now. Have to make it back there some day.
Jill

La Petite Gallery said...

Please post the recipes. Lobester w/mac and cheese. ? what kind of cheese. Don't forget the baked scallops. Your Aunt lives in a beautiful place..I have been to Pee town and Hyannnis and Mystic. never saw Cape cod.
yvonne

Heaven's Walk - said...

Wow, Donna.....what stunning photos! I LOVE the east coast. I was blessed many years ago to attend a weeding out there (Kennebunkport) over a long weekend, and totally fell in love with the architecture, the seaside, the gardens, and the antique shoppes. I'd pack my bags and live there in a nano-second! Your aunt's home is just beautiful, and I adore the fireplace in the kitchen! Thanks for sharing such a fun trip!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Chatelaine said...

Yes, I think I would have to agree with you the Cape is the most beautiful place on earth. Aren't we lucky to live close enough for a day trip?

I am thinking of taking a Fall daytrip there. Maybe take the ferry from Boston.

You really captured the flavor of the Cape.

Dogwood said...

looks like a great place. i have never been there. think it needs to go on my list of places i want to visit. great photos.

enjoy your afternoon.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Wow! Beautiful photos! Loved seeing the beach and the lovely home. I have never been to the Cape but plan to go next summer. Thanks for sharing, Annette

AshTreeCottage said...

Thank you for a delightful trip to Cape Cod. Your Aunt's cottage is so charming!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Ahhhh..... Soooo pretty... and what a cozy home.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Zuzu said...

Hi Donna,
I was just over at Claudia's blog and thought I'd pop by and say "hello". :)
Your photos are gorgeous - I especailly loved seeing pics of the beach!
Have a lovely weekend,
Zuzu