Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cape & Islands - Desperately Seeking Spring!

The calendar says Spring, but warmer weather is still much awaited after the coldest snowiest winter on record. The crocuses are up with a late start, after sadly being frozen and buried in snow - let's hope for a better daffodil showing.

daffodils in bloom Despite the too cold weather, there are several signs of Spring...

The island of Nantucket and most of Cape Cod's Route 6A from Sandwich through Brewster will soon be in full bloom. Brewster in Bloom, a 3 day festival, May 2 - 4, includes the Cape Cod 5 Bloom Run, Juried Fine Arts & Crafts Show, a Kid Fest and the annual town parade. The 40th annual Daffodil Festival on Nantucket will be held from April 25-27. Other special daffodil events are planned in Barnstable, Falmouth, and Osterville - check our Calendar for dates and times. For a magnificent display, take a stroll through the gardens of St Mary's Church in Barnstable Village or Spohr Gardens in Falmouth. Want to grow your own daffodils? Visit the American Daffodil Society for information on growing a variety of daffodils.turkey

Need more proof of Spring? We have changed the clocks ("Spring Ahead")- the sun is setting later and it is still light out at 7:00 PM! Baxter's is opening soon for the season; mating season is underway for the wild turkeys;Cape Codder fountain Cape Cod Melody Tent has announced its summer line-up; the Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre, although not open yet, has announced their opening date!!! and the fountain at the Cape Codder Resort has finally thawed out - all more sure signs of SPRING!

purple crocus Spring is a good time to book a summer vacation. As always, for wonderful places to stay on the Cape check out Lodging; for Nantucket see, and for Martha's Vineyard visit

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