Sunday, March 06, 2016

Cape & Islands - Signs of Spring 2016!

The calendar says (almost) Spring! Mother Nature's signs are all around... The crocuses are in full bloom and the daffodils are sprouting leaves and buds. If all goes well (no more snow storms), the island of Nantucket and most of Cape Cod's Route 6A from Sandwich through Brewster will soon be in full bloom.

daffodils in bloomTake a stroll through the gardens of St Mary's Church in Barnstable Village or Spohr Gardens in Falmouth for magnificent displays of color and variety. The 42nd annual Daffodil Festival on Nantucket will be held from April 29- May 1. The island celebrates springtime awakening with art shows, tours, the antique car parade and tailgate picnic, exhibitions, contests, lectures, and, of course, the annual Nantucket Daffodil Flower Show! Brewster in Bloom, a 3 day festival, May 6 - 8, includes the Cape Cod 5 Bloom Run, golf events at Captains Golf Course, Juried Fine Arts & Crafts Show, a Kid Fest and the annual town parade. Other annual daffodil events are planned in Barnstable, Falmouth, and Osterville - check our Calendar for dates and times. Want to grow your own daffodils? Visit the American Daffodil Society for information on growing a variety of daffodils.turkey

Need some more tangible proof of Spring? Along with the natural, there are several other signs of Spring... We are changing the clocks ("Spring Ahead") on Sunday March 13 - the sun is setting later and soon it will still be light out at 7:00 PM! College students are lining up summer jobs. Gramma will soon be heading home from Florida! Baxter's is opening soon for the season; mating season is underway for the wild turkeys -just what we need, more turkeys!;Cape Codder fountainPaymomet Performing Arts Center, the Cape Playhouse, and Cape Cod Melody Tent have announced their summer line-ups; the Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre, although not open yet, has announced their opening date!!! and the fountain at the Cape Codder Resort should be defrosting soon - 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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