• Some days.

    Some days.

    Today we walked the dunes after days and days of rain. The sea and sky were doing their thing. We had good seats to watch the show. 

    On Thursday we received the Cabin Porn book - Thomas' photo from our stay in Maine was featured!

    The sunrise earlier this week; one of those that takes your breath away and that you talk to people about later in the day. "Did you see the sunrise this morning?!?? 

    Bees the on the zinnia. Today this zinnia has been torn out and feed to the chickens. The girls love the leaves and petals and I love to listen to them honk and chatter in excitement. 

    This was the ocean today: angry and churning. The wind fought the seagulls and drove sand into our faces, eventually forcing us back into the truck and home for soup. 

  • Vote!!!


    Thomas and I are honored, humbled, and pretty darn excited to be finalists in MARTHA STEWART AMERICAN MADE….and today is the day voting begins! A panel of MS judges will choose a group of winners, but there is also one Audience Choice Winner. You can vote up to 6 times a day, everyday (!!!) until the contest ends on October 19th.  We would be so grateful for your vote. 


  • t.e.l.l. New England

    t.e.l.l. New England

    A few weeks ago, I spent an afternoon with t.e.l.l. New England, sharing with them the hidden homes in the woods of the outer Cape Cod that are part of the Cape Cod Modern House Trust. Be sure to check out the article and incredible photos in their new issue!

    "The spaces we choose to surround ourselves with are a true form of personal expression. Each dwelling reflects the many painstaking and personal decisions that were made in crafting it, whether the space is a home, a workspace, or just a casual place to visit. In this issue our goal is to share a few of these special places that our fellow New Englanders hold dear. It is in these dwellings that they have built their lives, their careers, and their many passions." - t.e.l.l. New England

  • And the rain came.

    And the rain came.

    Suddenly it's September 10th and summer is slowly slipping away. The tourists are almost gone now. Things are quieting down. We can finally take a left hand turn on Rt. 6!

    We've been out & about, trying to enjoy what the sun does to things. Here, it washes over the beach grass and onto a square of rosa rugosa. The grasses swirled & swayed in the breeze while the rose held tight, barely moving in the gusts. 

    This night (see above) everyone came out to watch the show. Once the sun fell down past the horizon, the dunes erupted in claps & cheers from the crowd. Thomas and I were all smiles on the drive home. 

    Before you know it, summer will be over. Go outside! Right now! And enjoy the last bits of it. 

  • Herbs and the Earth

    Herbs and the Earth

    'When we were planning our move to the Cape, I came across The Outermost House. Living in a tiny shack on the dunes of the outer beach, Beston wrote of the ocean and tides, the birds and animals, and both the beauty and cruelty of nature. 

    A few weeks ago at a yard sale near our house, I stumbled across another Beston book and could barely contain my excitement. 

    His words came into my life with perfect timing.

    'A garden is the mirror of the mind. It is a place of life, a mystery of green moving to the pulse of the year, and pressing on and pausing the while to its own inherent rhythms.'

    'In making a garden there is something to be sought, and something to be found. To be sought is a sense of the lovely and assured, of garden permanence and order, of human association and human meaning; to be found is beauty and that unfolding content and occupation which is one of the lamps of peace.'

    'True humanity is no inherent right but an achievement; and only through the earth may we be as one with all who have been and all who are yet to be, sharers and partakers of the mystery of living, reaching to the full of human peace and the full of human joy.'

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