One gardener's observations, discoveries and random thoughts whilst simultaneously worshipping and dallying in a Cape Cod garden. "A garden," said Ralph Waldo Emerson, "is like those pernicious machineries which catch a man's coatskirt or his hand, and draw in his arm, his leg and his whole body to irresistable destruction."

Leap Day Beach Walk

So, it’s Sadie Hawkins Day, or Leap Day, if you prefer. A day we only get once every four years… something to do with adjusting our calendar to make the seasons happen when we think they ought to.

How very human of us.

But faced with an “extra” day, I wanted to do something that was a little more fun, to balance out the fact that, in all other ways, it was an ordinary day. And since it had been delightfully sunny, I thought it’d be a good night for a sunset from around the Rock Harbor area.

It was only 21 degrees, though, so I didn’t linger as much as I might’ve liked on another beach walk. Ah, but the sights…well, I’ll let them speak for themselves:


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