Thursday, July 26, 2018

Nantucket feeling

Hydrangeas festooning everywhere in Nantucket.
Thursday, July 26, 2018. It’s raining in New York as I write this, although I am up in Nantucket where they’d had some cloudiness but no rain. The planes at JFK were chock-a-block in delay.

I left my apartment at noon for JFK and boarded the flight at 4 and arrived in Nantucket a little before five. I mention this boring detail only to suggest how relieved I felt finally arriving here.

If you’ve never been to this lovely little island, it’s off Cape Cod, about a half hour’s boat ride from Martha’s Vineyard, and twice that from the mainland, all in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Growing up in Mass we used to go to the Cape in summers. Like the Cape, Nantucket has that feeling of New England that separates it from the Hamptons.
DPC smelling the flowers.
Nantucket was part of the whaling industry of the 18th and 19th century, and it was populated by those engaged in it from sea captains on down. Most of the houses and buildings that were constructed back then are still intact, and many have been restored or otherwise maintained to reflect their architectural history. This sets the tone.

So disembarking from the plane after the wearisome travel wait and driving into the center of town where our hostess’ house is located, was a tour of its precious preservation and the beauty that surrounds us here.  Hydrangeas everywhere, along with many other flowers, although the hydrangeas are the main performers in perfectly preserved garden festooning everywhere.
 


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