I stole away on a brilliant, confetti speckled colored fall afternoon and into the Cape Cod Museum of Art to catch the Salvatore Del Deo exhibit. Unprepared for this master's work, I was immediately taken in and awe struck. Blown away by the magnitude of powerful energy emanating and felt. It made me pause. Time stood still, as I began to absorb what surrounded and engulfed me.
The exhibit is aptly named "A Storied History" reflecting just that. While words escape me, the wonders of life expressed began to unravel, each piece unique, brought questions to mind, to ponder of a person's rich and traveled life. Lived with passion, intelligence, thoughtful contemplation, respect, a study, dedication of what once was.
Standing solo in the exhibit room, I had this all to myself, without interference of crowds and chatter. Del Deo's master pieces of work took me in. I was given a glimpse into a man's heart and soul.
A gift was given and revealed on this afternoon, that was my take away. Once, ever so briefly, I had the good and unexpected fortune to meet with Salvatore Del Deo in a different kind of art environment, the theatre hall. The play had ended. Salvatore shook my hand and quietly stood aside, as his wife Josephine graciously and softly spoke, congratulating me on my performance. I was struck by genuine kindness of heart.
A "Storied History" spoke to the depths of my inner being, resonating fully of life's complexities, layers well lived, loved and shared!
Thanks to the Berta Walker Gallery for loan of art work.
I especially love the sound of the tide coming in, complete with the distant bark of a playful canine friend!
Well, a big congrats to Phoebe for acing her extensive exam which put her through her paces! She even listened obeying my request of "leave it" when tempted by treats fallen on the floor before her. I couldn't be prouder, and more pleased! Looking forward to sprinkling Phoebe good cheer at rehab centers and especially having children read to her at the elementary schools!
Thanks to Heather Garre of Tail Waggin Dogs Training who whipped us into shape via her pre-requisite class "Canine Good Citizen" by The American Kennel Club. We look forward to having some rewarding fun, giving back to a community we love!
One of my favorite spots in Dennis... 101 Corporation Road & Corporation beach is right around the bend!
Park the car, unpack your bags & ease into days of summer from this classic, quintessential Cape style home in Dennis, located on a sought after street that leads straight to Corporation beach. Swim mornings from the best crescent shaped beach on the Cape, spend idle hours with a good summer read, build sand castles, count hermit crabs, pick through shells & sea glass, while rhythmic sounds of waves meeting shoreline lull all concerns away. A haven, a place for alfresco dining from beneath a shade sail & watching a setting sun. Walk - bike for a gelato or a scoop of home made ice cream, take in a movie at the cinema, or a play at the infamous Cape Play house, tour the museum, & local gallery's or just hop over for a gourmet meal on 6-A. Ah, the choices & conveniences are endless, all from your very own Cape destination!
One of my favorite places happens to be on the real estate market, and down one of the most sought after roads in South Dennis. Imagine unpacking your bags, and staying awhile, spending lazy days of summer exploring Wilbur's cove by boat or adventuring out to Nantucket Sound. You'll have tales to tell of a perfect Cape Cod day. A coast line loaded with shellfish, and from this spot, preserved conservation land as far as the eye can see. A breath taking destination. A stunning and spectacular renovated home will 'wow' you, with water views from every room and tranquil, inviting spaces to relax within. You'll never want to leave.
85 Cove Road South Dennis, MA 02660 Kinlin Grover Real Estate.
If you've got a dog, well then scoot right on over to 'Hot Diggity' in Dennis Port, where you'll feel like a kid in a candy store, only it's all about dogs!
Everything from self service bubble baths for your canine friend, or book an appointment to have Fido professionally pampered & groomed, and be sure to check out the canine boutique! Oooh la la, so many choices from hand knitted jewel tone winter sweaters, to reversible jackets, matching collars & leashes, stuffed toys, shampoos, edible cookies made in America and more paraphernalia to delight & laugh over.
We were immediately greeted with a caring welcome by Ashley, shown here with Phoebe! Ashely enthusiastically guided us through the boutique, and offered a selection of natural scented shampoos with a coconut base (no sulphates here) to sniff & pick for the self service bathing offered, which was the reason we were there! Choices of: Cucumber Pomegranate, Lavender, or Honey Suckle made the choosing challenging... Honey Suckle with a subtle fresh & clean sweetness won out in the end.
But before the bath, we had a little perusing to do first! Click on the slide show & come take a tour with us!
Hot Diggity boutique is all about service, yes service! Refreshingly so! My first time in - a newby at this, I was given complete & easy instruction from Ashely on how to use the sprayer wash & rinse, given my Honey Suckle shampoo, along with a brush to de-shed fluffy Phoebe a bit before bath, & a rubber apron which read: 'Dog Lover' of course! Set at your bathing station (there are a few stations) is a tub filled with neatly rolled white towels for drying, & a power jet - cool air- dryer for drying, you're informed that they are noisy, so there aren't any surprises! The water temp is even preset! How perfect is that? They offer 10 baths & the 11th one is free. Sweet... this is pooch haven with out a doubt!
Created by Master Mind & owned: Nicole Merriman
'Hot Diggity' Dog Wash & Boutique
Located at: 677 Main Street in Dennis Port.
Hours: 8 AM - 6PM.
Street parking or plenty of parking to be found rear of store.
Heads Up! Blowing Trumpets & Horns over'Monomoy Horse & Dog' One of My Favorite Finds in Harwich Port! Not Just Your Horse Stuff...
Take a glimpse & tour the 'Monomoy Horse & Dog' slideshow and behold what's waiting for you!
The serendipitous creation of mother - daughter genius, Colleen & Kelly Springer. Kelly manages, is the welcome smile greeting & guiding customers with warmth, knowledge & equine expertise. Can't make it to the shop, no worries, Kelly is more than happy to be your personal shopper, just call to discuss your needs.
Open year round.
Located on 580 Main Street in Harwich Port, Ma 02646.
Web Site: www.monomoyhorsedog.com
Certainly something to nicker about!
Mouth watering treats of Nirvana to easily prepare & enjoy in a snap! I used 5 pieces of plump, sweet Cape Cod Bay Scallops, & 6 ounces of organic Salmon & incorporated the following into a magical mix: begin with preparing a brine & set the salmon within the brine about 30 minutes to firm up. In the meanwhile, take a portion of a yellow, orange or red sweet pepper, & finely dice. To taste, (a little goes a long way as the red onion is strong) take a bit of a red onion, & finely dice. To this add the juice from 2 lemons, 1 lime, & a quarter of a navel orange. Next dust this mix with red pepper flakes, fresh cracked black pepper. Now finely chop up the scallops & salmon, tossing the above, & incorporating all together in a bowl & cover with saran wrap over night in the refrigerator. To plate: wash & break up into small pieces red/purple kale & toss with your Ceviche preparation, combining all into individual portions, & garnish with a bit of fresh parsley! Enjoy your absolute SCRUMPTIOUSNESS! I promise you, you'll be glad you did! A bit of mouth watering Nirvana! Yummmm.
An Ayurvedic delight, especially given the seasonal change unfolding into fall, a perfect time to take charge of nourishing our system. Healing, warming spices of ginger, and curries create a calming meal. This dish is easy on the digestion, loaded with protein and entirely vegetarian. And in no time, easy to prepare and made with some noted, on hand ingredients.
Your ingredients, soak in a bowl of water over night 1-2 cups mung beans then be as creative as you choose to be with your vegetables, mix & change up: 1 -2 cups chopped vegetables. For this preparation I used a 1 yam, 3 carrots, a bunch of kale, 1 zucchini, 8 spears of asparagus. (feel free to use peas/pea pods, swiss chard, spinach, or winter veggies if your prefer.)
6 cups water, or less depending upon how dense or soupy you like this to be. Season with sea salt.
I prefer to cook the basamati rice separately in a rice cooker for perfect doneness of rice. Then add to mixture after it is finished, incorporating rice in ladle by ladle until thickened to your choice.
Add to a skillet 2 tablespoons or more if needed, of organic coconut oil, and 1 inch diced fresh ginger, and 2 tablespoons (or more ) red curry. Let this slowly cook until ingredients blossom and expand for approximately 5 minutes. Your nose will smell the curried scent and sense the time. Remove from heat. And incorporate into the vegetable mixture, stirring well, which follows:
Cook the yam, and carrots first with the mung beans, simmer about 20-30 minutes until mung beans are tender. Then toss the kale, asparagus and diced zucchini into pot, which will take only about 8 minutes further to cook.
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