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It Was A Gorgeous Holiday Sunday At Coast Guard Beach In Eastham On Cape Cod!

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Yesterday was one of the most beautiful days that I have seen here on Cape Cod! The trails were busy with bikers and hikers and the beaches were busy with people enjoying the spectacular day!

Some kids were even in the water! Amazing for October 11th, huh?

It doesn’t get much better than this!

Yellow Clouded Sulphur Butterfly In Eastham On Cape Cod

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I’ve only seen 2 types of butterflies since we arrived here on Cape Cod a month ago…. a white one and this pretty yellow Clouded Sulphur butterfly.

It was the same species that I saw a lot of in Colorado.

So pretty, don’t you think?  Love his eye!

Jonathan Young Windmill In Orleans On Cape Cod

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The Jonathan Young Windmill is historically unique, with all of its early parts and machinery intact, far more than many others which have been substantially altered through restoration efforts. This mill was authentically restored by volunteers and donations through the efforts of the Orleans Historical Society over a two year period.

Water power was first used to turn millstones to grind grain but with the shortage of fast running rivers and streams, Cape Codders turned to the wind for power. This windmill was built in the early 1700’s in South Orleans. By 1839 it was moved to overlook the Town Cove on the present hillside site.

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The Jonathan young Windmill is such a historic site. It is also a great place to sit on one of the benches and look at the beautiful view of the cove or bring a  picnic lunch and sit at the picnic table right there!

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I can’t decide if I like the photograph better in black and white or color. What do you think?