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Wandering in Woods Hole

My exploring has taken hold. I’m trying to notice what was previously missed. Woods Hole is the perfect place to do this. We’ve been in this community for more than 25 years, and there’s always something going on to stir my brains. This walk was no exception.

Yarn from happy sheep

Yarn from happy sheep

This trek started with the goal of capturing the last three skeins of yarn spun from very happy sheep off the coast of Woods Hole. Only a total of 19 were available at the Woods Hole Historical Society Shop in the spring. This was a quest for the perfect yarn to make my daughter Molly’s shawl for Christmas. The sheep are certifiably happy and treated with respect; the yarn is a delicious cocoa color and should have great stitch definition. This stop was only the beginning.

Impossible to Pass Up

Impossible to Pass Up

Had to stop at Pie In The Sky and pretend that the rum-raisin bread pudding is a healthy snack. Needless to say, there’s always a new baked goodie that calls to me from this place. I remember when Molly would buy an entire fruit pie and devour it herself with fork and spoon in hand. Kate picked up the bike path at the boat dock behind the store and roller bladed home after Science School. This truly is a little hole in the wall place that never disappoints.

View from Pie In The Sky

View from Pie In The Sky

Out of this window the boat waits to go to the Vineyard, people scramble to find parking spaces and this area has a pulse all of its own.

There’s a line of small rose bushes that border the parking lot and always seem to be in bloom. Their blossoms are small and fragile. I’m not one to remember plant names, but they remind me of the floribunda roses my Dad used to love. Easy to grow and always a treat to look at.

Delicate roses by The Fishmonger

Delicate, Yet Hardy

Woods Hole is returning to its post-tourist pace. Amen! The scientists, artists and fisherman have the place to themselves.

On the water

On the water

We managed to get through the guarded gate at Penzance Point and continue our walk almost out to the point. These estates are manicured, pedicured and well-groomed. Yet, that fussy stuff doesn’t impress me. It’s the smaller, simple stuff that catches my eye.

Nature's garland

Nature’s garland

Looking down I found mushrooms with a pattern and texture that made me pay attention. I’d love to turn the photo into fabric for a quilt! That would indeed be mixed media.

Penzance Mushroom

Penzance Mushroom

Nearby, the gunk on this stone seemed to glow and was soft to the touch. No cement here, just balance and smart architecture.

Gold?

Gold?

These poor sculpted bushes did not impress me…

Prune, prune, prune.

Prune, prune, prune.

…but this single, late blooming hydrangea will stay in my head for quite awhile.

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About yarnsista

I am a wordsmith, a fiber artist, a yogi, and a high energy, ball of fire. My glass is always half full, and I always have fifteen tasks ongoing simultaneously. Authority figures are not my friends, and I seldom color within the lines. I tend to “nest” in my cocoon-like home.

4 responses »

  1. What a lovely walk. Have to join u one time

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  2. I so enjoyed your view on this little jaunt. Thanks for taking us along!

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