It's the time of year where the fallen leaves have made way for new views into the woods, things that were once hidden in the trees are revealed.
On the cliffs high above the ocean in Wellfleet, sleeping homes are tucked away in the pitch pines of the National Seashore. Driveways are long gone, covered now in a layer of bayberry and shrubs. Oaks and maples have long since sprouted, their roots have grown deep into the land. Man's boundaries over nature do not exist here.
In 1961, when the legislation to create the Cape Cod National Seashore was passed to preserve the land on the outer Cape, homes built on the land between 1959 and 1961 were under the arm of eminant domain. Terms were negotiated and the houses were left to the park system, given back to the land they were built on.
Left to rot and ruin, these abandoned houses are being absorbed by the woods.
A-Frame/no kitchen/one little bedroom downstairs/loft upstairs.
Modernist ranch/east-facing wall of full glass windows overlooking the ocean/the coolest red woodstove/a lone ouija board.
House 3: Ranch with a large garage/lichen and mold everywhere/ great little piece of furniture left behind.
Each house had a trail that lead to the cliffs, that lead to the sea.