Tuesday, July 24, 2007

How does your garden grow?

The gardens in Cape Cod are just beautiful, very lush and filled with brilliant colors. I'm not sure why that is because the cape is made of sand, not much good topsoil.

I think it must be the sea air or perhaps the foggy mist that keeps them looking so gorgeous.

Hydrangeas grow abundantly on Cape Cod. Everywhere you look you see colors ranging from pink to almost Burgundy to light blue to deep purple.

Strangely enough I enjoy walking through cemeteries, the older the better. There are many on Cape Cod. I found one in Chatham and spent some time there. The old headstones tell you a story and you can fill in the blanks, they will usually tell you how old the person was down to the day they died. Some tell you how they died. Many sea captains lost at sea, civil war casualties and I even found a man who served in the War of the Revolution as it was called on the stone. I didn't have my camera with me at that time and when I returned I'll be damned if I could find it again. I did find this pretty stone with just her name on it

Many stones had a few words about the person carved on them. One in particular that I liked was "Those who knew her the best, loved her the most"

Modern headstones just seem to have the name, year of birth and death and maybe wife or mother on it. I'm picking mine out before I go so I can see what it will look like!