Nature

Gunkholing: The Tides Tell the Whole Story

By Brian Shortsleeve | November 19, 2020

We include the phases of the moon in the Cape Cod Life Seascapes Calendar because the phases of the moon are important to all of us. The gravitational force of…

“We First Flew in Dreams”

By Chris White | September 21, 2020

Each fall, a trip to the Atlantic coastline in Wellfleet and Truro might just include a sighting of Flying Goblins. On his album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and…

Fetching Sea-Born Treasures Home

By Elizabeth Shaw | July 2, 2020

For generations, people have fled to the beach in times of joy and in times of crisis. The waves and hidden treasures continue to call adventurers and newcomers alike like…

Take a hike!

By Elizabeth Shaw | July 1, 2020

The Trustees of Reservations want you to get out and get into nature! With over 100 properties, it’s easy to get lost and find yourself. Since 1891, the Trustees of…

Welcome One & All

By Elizabeth Shaw | April 30, 2020

2020 welcomes the second year of the Universally Designed McGraw Family Garden of the Senses at Heritage Museums & Gardens Strolling through a garden, basking in the warming sun, and…

The Nature of April

By Mary Richmond | April 29, 2020

A Cape Cod sketch book Text and art by Mary Richmond Spring on the Cape is an ephemeral thing, here today but tomorrow, maybe not so much. She bounces back…

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

By Scott Lajoie | April 29, 2020

In response to a global emergency in recycling, Cape Cod is working to find destinations for its recycling closer to home, eliminate contamination, and reduce plastic use overall. Do you…

Where Cape Legends Flower

By Susan Dewey | April 29, 2020

17 garden clubs to celebrate famous Cape Codders in aspecial event at Heritage Museums & Gardens  “Black Sam” Bellamy. Jackie Kennedy. Iyannough. Edward Gorey. Ralph and Martha Cahoon. Cape Cod…

Wildflowers & Watercolor

By Brenna Collins | April 29, 2020

Botanical Artist Ellen Duarte expresses her green thumb through painting, in the garden, and in the classroom. Artwork by Ellen Duarte Whether it be our desire to connect more deeply…

Hold on to Sixteen

By Allyson Plessner | March 16, 2020

Ben Skaar has found a true talent for photography and his fresh, youthful perspectives bring to life everything there is to love about the region in each striking image he…

Laissez-Faire

By Chris White | March 3, 2020

Imbuing a laid back vibe, Polhemus Savery DaSilva imagines a home that is both energizing and calming. The sands of Chatham are notoriously fickle. One year they’ll form an island,…

N: Naturescape

By Julie Craven Wagner | March 3, 2020

Sorbello Landscaping, Inc. If you have been doing something for 34 years, hopefully it is something you are truly passionate about. For Al Sorbello, owner of Chatham’s Sorbello Landscaping, there…

P: Pools

By Allyson Plessner | March 3, 2020

Soake Pools “A pool really defines a space. It adds a focal point and becomes the center of that outdoor living area,” reflects Karen Larson, who founded Soake Pools with…

W: Water Feature

By Elizabeth Shaw | March 3, 2020

Gregory Lombardi Design On Cape Cod, water is everywhere, be it the ocean, ponds or bays. But what if you wanted even more water in your life? Gregory Lombardi Design…

Photo Portfolio: Nick Giamarco

By Elizabeth Shaw | November 21, 2019

After years away, photographer Nick Giammarco explores the Cape, camera in hand, to capture the ceaseless beauty of the area. The beauty of the Cape is undeniable. Thousands flock to…

Gunkholing: It Took About Six Minutes

By Brian Shortsleeve | November 21, 2019

In 1992, the January issue was dedicated to the historic Hurricane “Bob” that had just ravaged the shoreline of the Cape and Islands the previous August. The Gunkholing column in…

The Dazzling Curiosity & Ferocity of Winter Storms on Cape Cod

By James P. Freeman | November 20, 2019

Winter Storms may be a common occurrence for Cape Codders, but they certainly leave their mark. “Blizzard ’05 worst on Cape in my life…” reads the hand-written entry on January…

Photo Portfolio: Elyssa Cohen

By Brenna Collins | September 12, 2019

Photography by Elyssa Cohen The Light of the Season Cape Cod is bursting with precious backdrops waiting to be photographed in the perfect moment. Having visited her family’s Wellfleet home…