a trip to cape cod

Took a few days to relax in Cape Cod, Massachusetts last weekend to celebrate my 30th birthday.  It was a great way to spend my time--and was possibly my best birthday in years!  

The image above is a composite of the landscape that I was so struck by---the Cape Dunes.  They are amazing and J and I spent a bit of time hiking around and through them (sand is a great workout!)  

We also visited a wonderful exhibition at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) which was a few blocks away from our hotel.  Traces: Daniel Ranalli, Cape Work 1987-2007 was curated by Leslie K. Brown. The collection included several series of work all taken on the cape.  They were delightfully whimsical and deeply emotive at the same time. The image below is one that made me giggle-- and in the same breath-- I was awe struck.

Daniel Ranalli, Spiral Start #9, 1995/2009, From the series "Snail Drawings," Photographic diptych, Archival inkjet print, 20 x 28 inches, Courtesy of Gallery Kayafas

The exhibition is on view until mid-January.  Fall/Winter is a wonderful time to go visit this unique part of the Northeast seashore.  There are no people around!  They all left for the season!  You cant ask for better than that.

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