(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 ...
- finally getting some Vitamin D poolside!
- wearing all my rainbow gear for Ptown's FIRST Pride weekend
- taking home locally gorwn foods from our farmers markets and roadside stands
- watching the rowers in Ptown's Coastal Regatta
- enjoying an interesting documentary during Ptown's Film Festival (20th year!)
- eating all the Portuguese foods during the Portuguese Festival
- watching the Blessing of the Fleet (an annual favorite of mine)
- celebrating the summer solstice in grand style
- finally seeing The Wailers after multiple attempts every summer
- listening to the speakers at Ptown's first TEDx
- whale watching before the summer gets away from me
- exploring Cape Cod Maritime Museum, Highland Museum, Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory, and the Edward Gorey House
- climb the Highland Light during sunset
- finish summerifying the house and deck