Yesterday was the date of my variance hearing. I was feeling a little nervous so, since my hearing wasn't until 8:30 p.m., I decided to carpe diem and hit the road to Cape Cod see Provincetown one day before tens of thousands of people headed to town for the summer season.

The town was up and running and the gardens were in their full spring glory.

This is the old entrance to the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Hello Kitty!
This allium garden was ridiculous. I think there are about 100 of the purple beauties.
A sweet vista.

The reflection of a house in an art gallery window.
Cute little shops open for business.
A home furnishings store with great pillows....
...beautiful pottery...
...and, for you martini fans, a big GIN sign made from vintage advertising letters.
The famous Lobster Pot.
It was the perfect day for a long walk.
Between every house and shop are quick peeks at the fishing fleet...
...and pleasure boats....
...but it's gotten to be mid afternoon and need to head back to Cambridge for my hearing.

Normally I would make this a cliffhanger, leaving you to wait to find out the results but that would be mean. I did get my variance to restore the front porch but it was a late night while we waited for a hearing where 14 neighbors showed up to object to a developer's plan. It was interesting.

Hope everyone has a safe Memorial Day Weekend.