…their old familiar carols play… How nice to go outside Christmas Eve in the clear air and see the most brilliant display of stars, and hear the waves not far away. There is no light pollution around our house, and Orion stood tall above us and I found myself looking for a moving red light… Christmas Day dawned bright and sunny, and our two year old awoke to bounty from both Santa Clause and Pere Noel. We were sure to visit Corporation Beach before we headed off-Cape for dinner with family, and at low tide it was nearly as populated as in the Summer. A real Christmas stroll. Now back to the Real Estate biz and mental preparation for 2007. My resolutions: Live, Love, Laugh. Happy Boxing Day!
Looking for a three bedroom in the Mashpee/Marstons Mills area? This is a great Colonial with an open floor plan, listed at $314,000.00. There will be a holiday Open House Sunday December 17 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. When you stop in, let me know that you saw it in the blog! 277 South Sandwich Road, off of Rt. 130. See www.capecodera.com for other Open Houses this weekend. MLS number 20614375.
All of you reading from warm climes will laugh, but 50-60 degree weather 10 days before Christmas is really crimping my Kringle style. We bought our tree at a genuine tree farm (as opposed to a parking lot) in South Dennis with beautiful river views, then bundled it home and headed down to the beach. See http://www.capecodtreefarm.com. Our wonderful new au pair, Elodie, arrived from Lyon, France, last Thursday. Her first exhausted observation of the Cape: all of the shops are in little houses. After she rested we went to the Super Stop and Shop, where they actually bag your groceries for you (not so in France). It’s fun seeing things through another’s eyes. She is learning the rules of the road, and has yet to tackle a rotary.
I have been pleasantly surprised by the copious light displays in our neighborhood this season. I didn’t know there were so many year-’rounders! The summer homes look like gaping black holes between the brightly lit ones. There is a lot of construction going on, too. We are finally wrapping up our renovations and may make a space between the moving boxes for the Christmas tree. The Living Creche on the Dennis Village green is Saturday at 5:00 p.m.. Last night dear husband and I saw the film Mrs. Worthington’s Party at the Cape Cinema, our first film together in over two years (thank you, Elodie!). It was filmed entirely on the Cape, and you may recognize the locales and the actors as well. I mention it as the beautiful Dennis creche is central to the storyline and the Villagers “audition” for parts in the Living Creche. See http://www.mrsworthingtonsparty.com for more on the film.
The Cape is infamous for its micro-climates. You can drive North-South across the Cape and experience completely different weather. The first snow, on Tuesday, dropped fat, wet flakes by the bucketful at our house, but was white and fluffy up in the Village. Barnstable had a coating of white on the ground. These micro-climates make gardening interesting, too, and I will write more about that as I plan all of the new planting beds for the Spring. But for now the neighborhood is festooned with lights, and the Northside Business District in Dennis has really decked out Rt. 6A. There are big doin’s planned for this Sunday 12-4, and the historic Josiah Dennis Manse will be open for a 19th century Christmas. Do join us, and visit some Open Houses as well! 37 Seagate Lane in Hyannis will be open on Saturday 10-12. Check www.capecodera.com for our other Open Houses. And be there when the tree lighting begins on the Dennis Village green at 4:00!