Strawberries

Another image from our travels through Watsonville and all of the strawberries. As long as I can remember, strawberry boxes always were from Watsonville, California. Even better when super fresh. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

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Artichoke

Traveling from San Francisco airport to Carmel, we pass through Watsonville, California. This is part of the bread basket of America and you can tell by the miles and mile of vegetable fields as far as the eye can see. The Artichoke plants were beautiful and the Artichokes are almost ready for picking. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

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Stage Harbor Fish House

This structure is now part of the Chatham Harbor Master. Originally I guess it was part of a fish house. There used to be a large brick building nearby that was a ice house to store fish and then was used to store cranberries. That structure burned down. This small structure is right on a dock and has the tower feature next to it that may have been used to dry nets. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Faber Castell Pitt pens in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

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Eight Cousins

Carol Chittenden and her mother, Betty Borg, opened the doors of Eight Cousins on July 1, 1986. Established as a children’s bookstore on Main Street in Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. The store quickly became a favorite stop for Falmouth’s children and their parents, and, as word spread, Eight Cousins became a “must-stop” for visitors as well. Between those two heads they shared the love of books, art, and the value of children, but they had exactly zero knowledge of business. This view is when we left Anejo Mexican Restaurant across the street at dusk. The bright yellow glow of the interior lighting was wonderful. Faber Castell Art Pens with Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

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Stage Harbor

A plein air sketch on a beautiful day over the Labor Day weekend. Stage Harbor is located in Chatham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. This is the working harbor for Chatham with many pleasure and fishing boats. It is also the harbor that the Coast Guard left from for the rescue show in the movie “The Finest Hour. Lamy fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

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Commercial Street

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.

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Beth’s Café

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.

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Carmel Mission

Mission San Carlos Borroméo del río Carmelo in Carmel-by-the-sea. The mission was the headquarters of the Alta California missions headed by Saint Junipero Serra from 1770 until his death in 1784. It was also the seat of the second presidente, Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen.The mission buildings and lands were secularized by the Mexican government in 1833, and had fallen into disrepair by the mid-19th century. They were partially restored beginning in 1884. In 1886 it was transferred from the Franciscans to the local diocese and has continued as a catholic parish church since then. It is the only one of the California Missions to have its original bell tower dome. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Faber Castell Pitt Art pens in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.
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