(originally published on August 28, 2012)
Sunday was a gorgeous day in Ptown. Perfect for walking into town in the morning, no one around. People were either sleeping off their Saturday night, at the beach, or hanging out with the Vice President who was at the Pilgrim Monument for a fundraiser. I took a ton of photos, bought a space hat for my costume for the Space Camp Party at Camp Mighty, and grabbed an iced coffee to drink on the deck of the Aqua Bar while watching the boats move in and out of the harbor and the sun sparkling on the water. Although I could feel the weight of summer ending and the deep sadness that always accompanies it, late August can be pretty amazing.
In a couple of weeks, Ptown will hold it's 25th annual Swim for Life. As part of the celebration, 2,500 prayer ribbons collected over the years are displayed in front of the town library. Each one is dedicated to someone who has been honored, both in life and in death. Most have died from AIDS. I took some time out of my morning to photograph them and read through the messages. I'd like to share a few with all of you.
This Month ...
- searching for snowy owls
- continuing our weekend hikes on the winter beaches
- tasting wine with chocolate at Truro Vineyards
- welcoming all the restaurants back from their January break
- exploring up Cape on two trips to Hyannis this month
- planning my Jamaica outfits for our trip next month
- doing a 24 in 48 reading challenge (reading for 24 hours of 48)
- picking up flowers at the local flower bar at The Plant Workshop
- inhaling the French onion soup at Ross' Grill
- checking out one of two-only-all-season dates for shellfishing on the East End flats
- learning about growing succulents and cacti in New England
- also leanring about seabirds at Race Point