This tree is created from lobster traps and buoys.


Daffodils herald the arrival of spring.


The Red Balloon is the kind of old fashioned toy store that makes it easy to imagine the toys coming to life at midnight.


Snowflakes decorate the town green.


The Ice Cream Cafe hardly needs a sign out front.


This is a lovely Federal style home overlooking Pilgrim Lake. According to a local resident, it was moved in the 1950's from its original location at The Old Tavern Motel on Route 6A. A well-known family of local builders, Delbert Johnson and his sons, moved this house and built several other homes adjacent to it which they occupied for many years. She also recalls buying boxes of blueberries there as a young girl.
The French Cable Station Museum details the history of an underwater communications cable laid between Orleans and Brest, France in 1898.




The town of Orleans holds an annual Veterans' Day Parade. All branches of the service were represented. Click for a slideshow of photos from the 2006 ceremony.


A wreath was laid at the memorial.


The windmill just off of the rotary was built in 1720 and has had two previous locations.


The windmill overlooks Town Cove.
A couple was having their wedding photos taken when we visited Skaket Beach.


The pier at the Orleans Yacht Club was totally deserted.


This fisherman made a colorful site against the gathering clouds.


The Captain Linnell House is one of the best known restaurants on the lower Cape.


The former jail is now home to the Jail House Tavern.


This cottage has obviously been lovingly maintained.


This half cape has had many additions.


It was a beautiful August evening for the 15th annual Pops in the Park concert held in Eldridge Park. The Outer Cape Chorus opened the evening followed by music from the Cape Symphony Orchestra, directed by Maestro Royston Nash.
To hear a bit of the grand finale, click the photo with the full moon.
The Academy Playhouse of Orleans is well known for its performances.
The kayaks lined up at the Goose Hummock Shop looked like a box of Crayola Crayons.
The boats at the fish pier are a gorgeous sight as the sun lowers in the sky.


This chocolate lab entertained us by repeatedly retrieving a lobster buoy that his master threw into the water for him.

Capt. Cass is a charming seaside seafood restaurant.


The Terry II and the lobster buoys were dramatically lit by the sun.

Rock Harbor is so well known for its sunsets that it attracts an audience who bring folding chairs and of course their cameras. I am told that some nights they actually applaud when the sunset finishes.


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