A wonderful day spent on Cape Cod including visiting a couple of galleries of artists that we like. This is a view from Commercial Street in Provincetown on Cape Cod looking towards a church on the hill overlooking town. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink in a Stillman and Birn Beta sketchbook.
On our way onto the Cape for our Saturday road trip, we were going to stop at our usual spot for breakfast but the power was out in that area of town which forced us to explore. We found this wonderful little café an had a wonderful scrambled egg wrap. Beth’s Bakery and Café is owned by local lifetime residents of the beautiful historical town of Sandwich, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. This building was originally built as a Puritan Church and was owned later by the Catholic Church. The interiors are very simple with the original wood floors and a wonderful display case of baked goods. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.
Cattails are wetland plants with a unique flowering spike, flat blade like leaves that reach heights from 3 to 10 feet. They are one of the most common plants in large marshes and on the edge of ponds. Under the right conditions, cattails can grow and spread vigorously. The pollinated flowers develop into fluffy seed heads, blowing across a pond in autumn breezes. Just as commonly, cattails spread through their root system. In fact, cattails at the edge of pond can grow faster than fertilized corn in a field! Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Sketchbook.
Picture perfect beach day at our favorite local beach. Little Harbor in Wareham, Massachusetts. Little Harbor is in a cove off of Buzzards Bay and is naturally calm and warmer water than the surrounding area. Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Beta sketchbook.
The Cape Rep Theatre was founded in 1986 in Brewster, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. Their current home is the former Camp Monomoy which includes the Indoor Theatre (former Dining Hall), Outside Theatre, Cape House and the Barn shown in this sketch. The Barn was built in in the late 19th century. A current fund raising effort is underway to restore the barn for continued use by Cape Rep. Tonight we saw an amazing performance of Hairspray. Fantastic show and a very talented group of actors and singers. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.
A beautiful day on the beach at Little Harbor in Wareham, Massachusetts. Some interesting seaweed that comes in a multitude of greens from lime green to very dark green. The seaweed attaches itself to small shells for a little weight and then gets pushed along the bottom or suspended in the water by the tides and waves. Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.
One of the best views on the outer cap is at Fort Hill which is part of The National Seashore which is part of the United States National Park system. Fort Hill is adjacent to the Penniman House, a historical whalers house built in 1868. The view is beautiful of the marshes, barrier islands and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. In the springtime, the fields are bursting with color from the great variety of wild flowers. Today there were pink Sea Roses and white Yarrow. The green of the marsh is really this vibrant with the darker blue water. Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Beta sketchbook.
Driving along the coast from Woods Hole to Falmouth, Massachusetts, we can across an amazing field with 1,000’s of yellow and orange lilies. It was absolutely breath taking. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black in and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute is a private, nonprofit research and higher education facility dedicated to the study of all aspects of marine science and engineering and to the education of marine researchers. Established in 1930, it is the largest independent oceanographic research institution in the U.S., with staff and students numbering about 1,000. Its shore-based facilities are located in the village of Woods Hole, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. The bulk of the Institution’s funding comes from grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation and other government agencies, augmented by foundations and private donations. This sketch is of one of the doorways into one of the many buildings on the campus in Woods Hole. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.
A sketch of the Woods Hole Information Center on Water Street in Woods Hole, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. The awnings caught my eye along the street. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.