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Summer Dreams meet Spring Reality in these Snow Photos of Cape Cod

            Summer Dreams — I am officially dreaming of summer, long days where the light lasts, and I luxuriate in the cool breeze on my skin after a nice long swim, or sit at the edge of the sand with a tattered New Yorker, a fine sun hat, and strong […]

Cape Cod Blizzard in Woods Hole

The first storm of 2014 hit fast and furious in the middle of last night, blizzard conditions with gusts rumored to be up to 50 mph from the northwest.  Storm watchers called it “Hercules” — Really? I love a good snow day, and this one started early with a phone call from Charlene (our breakfast […]

Hurricane Katrina

When I bought the Woods Hole Inn, my attempts to purchase the web address woodsholeinn.com led me to Sam and Marsha Smalley of Folsom, Louisiana.    Yes, turns out there was another Woods Hole Inn, down in the bayou near New Orleans. When I called in 2008, I discovered that the southern Woods Hole Inn had been […]

Finding Nemo, a photo essay of the Big Storm

It’s been a long couple of days, first marked by the howling winds of a blizzard (the fifth worst nor’Easter on record in these parts) then the relentless clean up from the storm they named Nemo.  The first half of the storm was all wet snow which became leaden and icy, and was topped with […]

After the Hurricane

In the days after a hurricane, we sometimes get the clearest most beautiful weather of the year. Today, the water is glistening in the clear sunshine, and there are big puffy clouds scattered across a vibrant blue sky. We were spared this season in Woods Hole, and there is no lasting damage from Hurricane Sandy.  […]

Hurricane Sandy

      Hurricane Sandy blew through Cape Cod yesterday, and we were so lucky that the center of the storm was 400+ miles to our south. I took this photo of a pink climbing rose a few hours before the storm hit our area, on the assumption that at the end of the day, […]

All About Irene

Sunday is already a bit of a blur for me.  Mix exhaustion with adrenaline and too much caffeine and you get a solid forget-me drug.  I know I made it to the Inn to help with breakfast and there was a large crowd there enjoying the meal after several successful weddings (yes, we had guests […]

Still Waiting…

The streets are empty, the restaurants deserted and the air completely still.  The last of the ferries hurrying out of Woods Hole getting people to their destinations.  There is an odd green hue to the afternoon light, muted with a grey low sky.  After moving another set of porch furniture in, making two banana pound […]

Preparing for Irene

We are preparing for Hurricane Irene.  Will she pass with a whimper like last year’s Earl, or rumble through roaring like Bob or Carol, or the dreaded Hurricane of 1938 that decimated this coast so many years ago that only octogenarians remember. Doesn’t much matter because no one can actually see into the future (even […]

Hurricane Season

Hurricane Earl.  We watched you on the news, tracked you online, fretted about you for days.  We boarded up windows, moved all the outdoor furniture indoors, warned traveler not to come, even shut our restaurant down in anticiaption of your messy arrival. The hatches were battened by noon Friday.  And then we waited.  I took […]

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