Daffodils brightly bloom along a stone wall in Woods Hole.


Waquoit UCC Church has had an updated paint job.


Main Street merchants decorated scarecrows for Halloween.












There were also many lovely fall displays.





Brick Kiln Farm was a crazy quilt of color.




The starting line for the Cape Cod Marathon, which began in 1978, is painted on Main Street .


A neon sign at Betsy's Diner advises you to "Eat Heavy".





It was a beautiful day for the Strawberry Festival at Saint Barnabas Church on the Village Green.







Bright pink roses bloom along the fence in front of this 1750 home.


The Nimrod Restaurant is made up of two homes which were moved to their present location in 1922. One of them was built near the ocean in the 17th century and was stuck by cannon fire during the War of 1812. The hole remains today, although the cannonball is a replica.




The Quarterdeck Restaurant has been serving since 1967. Some of the wood inside has been salvaged from MacDougall's Boatyard and dates back to the late 1600's.


Highfield Hall, built as a summer cottage by the Beebe family in 1878, held a Holiday Open House. The Victorian home was beautifully decorated with collections of creches and Santas from all over the world. Click the photo for a slideshow.


Spohr Gardens is a peaceful spot. Millstones provide interesting sculptures among the flowers, which are just starting to come out.


There are also several ship bells on the grounds.


A collection of anchors lines the wall along Oyster Pond.


A pair of swans swam on the pond.


Across the water was an observatory on what appears to be a private home.


Despite a chilly breeze, we enjoyed an early spring picnic on Menauhant Beach.


Canada Geese are frequent visitors to the Cape. Here they are standing by a bridge on Bournes Pond.


Grace Chapel is a nondenominational church open only during the summer.


Salt Pond Area Bird Sanctuary is a lush habitat.


Coonamessett Inn was built as a private residence in 1796 while George Washington was still president. Although most dining on Cape Cod is casual now, I remember a time when my husband and my father, in order to be seated in the dining room, had to borrow jackets from their lost and found rack .


Saint Patrick's Church is located on Main Street downtown.


You can pick your own pumpkins at Tony Andrews' Farm. It is an event for the whole family. These little girls seemed to be partial to the white pumpkins.




The colors of the setting sun are reflected in the snow in West Falmouth.


Icicles hanging from the porch accent this sunset.
This sunset looks almost tropical--until you notice that there is snow instead of sand.


Santa was spotted flying through Falmouth Town Green.


The Falmouth Christmas Parade has been a holiday tradition for over forty years. Click to see highlights from the parade.


The Barnstable County Fairgrounds was turned into a Holiday Village of Lights.


You can tag and cut your own Christmas tree at Bunker Tree Farm.



Route 28 crosses over the Childs River. The views from either side are quite different.



Waquoit Congregational Church first held services in 1848.

POPS Goes the Summer was a fantastic end to the season. The Cape Symphony Orchestra performed at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds. State Trooper Dan Clark sang the Star Spangled Banner with a fly-over by two Air Force jets. Soloist Christine Noll sang beautifully and Kitty Baker was Guest Condutor. The Brian Boru Pipe Band escorted the Firefighter Honor Guard.







The grand finale was a spectacular fireworks display. Click the photo to see a fireworks video and hear a bit of Entry of the Gladiators.

Downtown Falmouth has a lovely village green with a beautiful white church.
On the opposite side of the green is St. Barnabas Episcopal Church which holds a strawberry festival each July.


This hip roofed colonial houses Falmouth's Historical Society.
This colonial was the home of Katherine Lee Bates who wrote the words to America the Beautiful.


She attended school from 1864-1871 in this building, which is now the Odd Fellows Hall.


There is a statue of her in front of the Falmouth Public Library.


The library is at the center of the downtown area. On the grounds are memorials for local soldiers killed in various wars.


The sunset was tranquil on Wild Harbor in North Falmouth.


The Seacrest Resort is situated right on Old Silver beach in North Falmouth. It is a delightful spot for Sunday Brunch.
The orchid show gave a tropical feeling to one of the coldest days of winter.
Nearby Little Island is a popular place for family outings.


Sunset is a particularly beautiful time of day at Green Pond in East Falmouth.
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It is a time to relax and forget about the cares of the day.



The sunset over this footbridge is gorgeous.


Fishing on the beach is a popular sport.


Falmouth has its own winery.

West Falmouth Methodist Church dates back to 1897.

This house on Route 28A in West Falmouth was built in 1790.

West Falmouth Library is a classic building.

In front of the library is a Quaker Carriage Shed built in 1861.
Across the street is the Quaker Meetinghouse.

West Falmouth Harbor is a very peaceful spot.

We watched people pulled along on surfboards by kites on this very windy day at Chapaquoit Beach.

Ashumet Holly Reservation is a serene place to spend an afternoon. Click the plaque to visit the Audubon Society's nature preserve.


One of the highlights of the summer is the Barnstable County Fair, with livestock, produce, and crafts judging along with the usual rides and arcade games.


A Harvest Festival was held on the fairgrounds in October, complete with tractor-pulled hayrides, bunnies, bees, and pigs.



The southernmost part of Falmouth is an area known as Woods Hole.

Nobska Light flashes white and red.



What appears to be course pink sand on nearby Nobska Beach is actually slipper shells!


The snow on the rocks glistened in the setting sun.


A white skiff sits alone in the grass.



The former Dome Restaurant is a geodesic dome designed by Buckminster Fuller.

The nearby harbor has training vessels for the Coast Guard.

Parking is scarce in Woods Hole, so this trolley provides a way to see the area.
Ferries depart from Woods Hole for Martha's Vineyard.

They sometimes carry heavy construction equipment over to the island.
Students can study marine biology aboard the Atlantis.
There is a monument to those who lost their lives at sea.


The Marine Biological Lab is world famous. One of its buildings is a former candle factory.

Scientists from all over the world come to do research at the MBL.


Eel Pond was one of the earliest places used for research.

The belfry of St. Joseph's Church stands at one end of the pond.


Equally respected is Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

Visitors can learn of their research in this exhibit hall.


These harbor seals are in front of the NOAA Aquarium.

Woods Hole is also a center for artists.

Housing in Woods Hole is expensive and scarce, so some people solve the problem by living in houseboats.


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