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Lill here, sending you greetings from Cape Cod! 

Well, it’s been a whale of a visit to Provincetown, at the very tip of Cape Cod, as evidenced by this video taken by my grandson! Just watch until you hear the scream 🙂 – you’ll have seen the amazing dive

We took him whale watching for his 13th birthday last Saturday. Provincetown never disappoints!  And — he is not using a zoom on this video. We were standing on the bow, right next to the water and yes — they really were that close! Many many years ago, in its heyday, Provincetown was a fishing and whaling town, populated mainly by Portuguese immigrants who made their livelihood by the sea. Today, it is a seasonal, vibrant arts and gay community…home to many galleries, shows, restaurants, and the Center for Coastal Studies which is very much involved in whale research and protection. We’ve stayed here every year for two weeks since 1998. Our rental is right on the water….looking left we watch the breaking dawn and sunrise, and looking right we see amazing sunsets.

No edits or color changes done on these photos! I took them all and it really looks like this. The changing hues of Provincetown!  One can see why it’s been an amazing muse and summer home to Eugene O’Neill, John Dos Passos, Tenessee Williams, Norman Mailer, Arthur Miller and the beloved Mary Oliver.

Beautiful homes, cottages and gardens here. That’s the stone made when we donated to the special park at the end of town here, First Pilgrims’ Landing Park; my photo from when Skyler (my grandson) was making the video. That’s my daughter and Styler standing on our deck looking out at the ocean….and finally, that’s me with the Provincetown Town Crier. Did you know the pilgrims landed here first…didn’t like it and went to Plymouth?

So, now that I’ve taken you to this wonderful place, it’s time to participate in our OLN – that’s Open Link Night. For those of you new to dVerse, that means you are invited to post ONE poem – form, length and topic of your choosing. Enter its URL to Mr Linky below….AND BE SURE to include a link or tag to dVerse so others can find us! Of course, please do read and comment on others’ posts too – everyone likes feedback!

I’ll be reading from Provincetown….we’re here until we return to Boston on Saturday. Internet is a bit spotty….so not to worry if I don’t get to your post immediately. I shall finish all the reading once we get home on Saturday!