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Saturday, September 17, 2011

I promised you day #2 of my quick little trip to the Cape, so here it is.

When I spend time at my friends' DeeDee & Ted's, I can't help waking up early in the morning, no matter how late we go to bed. Ted is ALWAYS in bed way before we end our gabfest, and this trip was no exception. Even with the lack of sleep the the night before my trip (remember I told you that the trash truck awakened me at 3:30 a.m.) I was unbelievably wide awake, so DeeDee and I were up until after 12:30 a.m. talking about anything and everything, including my Spark friends and how close we are, even though we are miles and with some of you, continents apart. DeeDee and I have been friends for, what we both believe, MANY lifetimes and so I wanted to share YOU, my best Online friends with my BEST Offline friend. She not only enjoyed reading some of your blogs, as well as some of mine, but also enjoyed learning about our awesome connection and what a wonderful support group I have with my journey to a healthier life.

Now let me tell you that their home is in the most serene locations at the edge of "Big Sandy Pond", and although I have been there many, many times, I am always still in awe of the beautiful sunrises. Below are a few of the pictures I took when I felt it getting light outside.

First light down near the pond. Look at the top of the trees across the pond, and also the reflection in the water. Can you see the light orange glow of the sun as he gets ready to make his appearance?

And now the sun is beginning to take his brilliant stand above the trees.

My friends live in a world that has two suns...

...a world where the sky and the waters become one...

In case you couldn't tell, this is a reflection of the sky in the water.

...a world where the faeries dance freely through-out the backyard, and along the waters of "Big Sandy Pond".

The room I use is on the ground level.

After we were dressed and ready to go, DeeDee and I found our way into Hyannis...

...and also to the JFK Museum.

Upon returning, after our Hyannis visit, Ted was ready to take a drive to "the Flats". This is a beach where, when the tide is low, the water is out quite a distance from the shoreline. In this picture, I'm hoping you can see the pools of water towards the left & middle, just beyond the people sitting in their chairs . Those pools are the remnants of the ocean at high tide, so you can see how far out the tide goes. This beach is on the bay side of the cape. One can tell by the minimal waves compared to the much larger waves that form on the ocean side.

For those of you who follow my blogs regularly, this is a picture of DeeDee & Ted with two of their grandsons, Jack, their daughter Melissa's son, is on the left. Eric, on the right, is one of Jeremy's sons.

This, my dear friends, is part of the family that has been benefiting from all those prayers & healing energy you have been sending their way. Alas, the doctors have told Jeremy that he will never regain the sight in one of his eyes, but we are all so grateful that he is still here to care for his children.

After leaving the Flats, Ted took the boys back to the house while DeeDee and I ventured over to "Ancient Cemetery" which is said to be haunted. Supposedly there have been numerous sightings of a young woman walking the cemetery at night; alas we could not get there at night.

One thing we DO know about this cemetery is that it is home to numerous wild turkeys that forage for food among the gravestones.

We also found an unbelievable number of crows in this graveyard, at least 40 or 50 of them, but when my car approached, they all flew up into a tree. I so wanted to take a picture of them roosting in the tree, but when I stopped my car, they all started screaming and yelling, so there was no way I was getting out of the car. As soon as I continued my drive away, they quieted down.

Well, my dear friends, that was the latest & final installment of my trip to Olde Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Let me end this blog with a different youtube video than you saw in the first blog. It's the same music but with different pictures. I hope you enjoy it

Thanks so very much for journeying with me via these blogs.
Much love to you all,
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    beautiful trip!
    2768 days ago
    Another wonderful blog, Ruby! Your words and awesome pix take me there with you... DeeDee and Ted's home and the pond look so very peaceful! I love to watch the sun rise and set over the water-beautiful!

    I am happy to hear that Jeremey is healing! Partial loss of his eyesight is sad; but how wonderful that he will be there for his family! The little one in the picture are prescious!

    Thank you for once again sharing your trips and pictures! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2768 days ago
    Thanks Ruby for this lovely trip to visit Cape Cod and to be introduced to DeeDee and her family. You capture the joy you shared so well. the world surely is a beautiful place. Hugs.
    2769 days ago
    Thanks for sharing Ruby - I think I will come over and visit - your photos are magnificent, you have captured the very essence of Cape Cod. I love them. Love and emoticon
    2770 days ago
    I so love Cape Cod too !!! I need to go again when I get the extra money to travel it will def be on my list of places to revisit.

    Thanks again for sharing your trip Ruby. HUGS
    2770 days ago
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