Sunday, August 26, 2007

Back from vacation, but buried under piles of laundry...

We're back from our family vacation on Cape Cod, which was lovely. I managed to read The Maytrees: A Novel, by Annie Dillard, which is set mostly in Provincetown, and which I enjoyed very much. I also read a graphic novel that my sister-in-law is reading for her book club, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, by Alison Bechdel, which I also thoroughly enjoyed. More on these later. Here are a few photos from the trip...

The woods behind the place we stayed. Out here in Southern California, we don't get woods as dense as this...

The path to the beach, through the dunes.

Beach plums that grow in the dunes.

The beach where we stayed.



The general store in Brewster, MA, with penny candy and fudge. The sign in the window says, "Beach Books."

The beach near Wellfleet, on a windy day. The kids were supposed to take a surfing lesson, but it was cancelled because the waves were too big! (Surprising to those of us from California...)

The bay at Wellfleet, MA.

Wellfleet.

Me doing what I do best.

11 comments:

John Mutford said...

Looks like a very beautiful place, for sure. Glad you had a good vacation.

Robin said...

Welcome Back! It sounds, and looks, like a wonderful vacation.

iliana said...

It looks beautiful! I hope you enjoyed your vacation even if the laundry is now waiting for you. And, I love your red hat - so cute!

Gentle Reader said...

john--thanks! It was a beautiful spot, and a good time was had by all.

robin--thanks for the welcome back! I ate far too much salt water taffy, but had a great time :)

iliana--I love that hat, too, mostly because it seems to be indestructible!

jenclair said...

Wonderful photos! Especially like the one of the "reader in red hat." :)

litlove said...

Oh it looks every bit as lovely as I thought it would! How I'd like to be there! So glad to know you had wonderful time.

ps. I also thinks it's a delightful hat!

Lotus Reads said...

Oh, how pretty your pictures are GR!
So glad to have you back!!!

Gentle Reader said...

jenclair--thanks! Always looking for ways to stay out of the sun--a big, red hat works wonders!

litlove--thanks, and I'm sure you'd love the Cape, it's a beautiful place :)

lotus--my pictures don't do it justice, but it was fun trying to capture a little of the Cape's charm. I'm happy to be back, thanks!

Booklogged said...

Enjoyed your pictures. They are never quite as wonderful as being there, but it's great to have them to jog our memories, right?

Love that last picture. Very cute.

Gentle Reader said...

booklogged--thanks! And I agree about vacation pictures--not as good as being there, but nice to look at in the middle of winter!

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