Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Visit to Cape Cod

Cape Cod is the bared and bended arm of Massachusetts: the shoulder is at Buzzard’s Bay; the elbow, or crazy-bone, at Cape Mallebarre; the wrist at Truro; and the sandy fist at Provincetown,—behind which the State stands on her guard, with her back to the Green Mountains, and her feet planted on the floor of the ocean, like an athlete protecting her Bay,— with northeast storms, and, ever and anon, heaving up her Atlantic adversary from the lap of earth,—ready to thrust forward her other fist, which keeps guard the while upon her breast sat Cape Ann.
~ Henry David Thoreau

1 comment:

Lisa Gordon said...

My goodness, Suzanne, you have not only perfectly captured the character of Cape Cod, but you have done so, beautifully.

These are breathtaking!