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Wild Cape Cod Notebook: Winter, A New Perspective

Updated: Feb 22

Cape Cod is a peninsula which is nearly surrounded by water and in recent years winter storm systems with precipitation have been largely rain and wind events. We hve not had a significant accumulation of snow on the outerCape for about 8 years by my recollection. Winter landscapes are my favorite and thus when last weeks Nor'easter deposited about 6 to 8 inches of snow on the Outer Cape I was very pleased to get out and document some images. I decided to experiment with an infrared format I had read about to take advantage of perhaps a new look at my my home patch. Here are some of the more striking images to my eye.

Old Harbor Life Saving Station, moved to this location from North Beach in Chatham in the 1970s. Provincelands, Cape Cod National Seashore

Dune view at High Head, Truro, Cape Cod National Seashore

Truro, Cape Cod National Seashore - another view at High Head on the Outer Cape looking north.

View from Pilgrim Heights, Truro, Cape Cod National Seashore

Our house in the backyard, Chatham

The Old North Cemetery in Chatham, one of our region's oldest burial grounds. A favorite location to visit for me.

An ancient Linden tree which local experts estimate to be nearly 350 years young. One of my first subjects to visit in Chatham.

A view from the dunes at High Head in Truro, Cape Cod National Seashore

Dune view nearHead of the Meadow beach, Truro, Cape Cod National Seashore

Stage Harbor Light : Perspective from Sears Point in Chatham looking South.

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Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
Mar 04

I enjoyed this series, and I had no idea it had been such a long time since you had snow. The images have an otherworldly quality.

John J King II
John J King II
Mar 13
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Glad you enjoyed them Mandy. I see from insta that you have made it back to your "happy place" by the sea. Good on you! No word from your prospective new employer. I hope that is a good sign. But of course will keep an eye out for contact.

Enjoy the ocean!



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