A photo essay by Pat Brooks
Even Mother Nature contrived to bring spring to Cape Cod on Sunday afternoon just in time for the 2014 Brewster in Bloom Parade.
This year's parade was sponsored by Breakwater Dental and Brewster Inn/ Woodshed. It began at 1:00 pm from Underpass Road and traveled west on Main Street ending at Swamp Road.
There were three days of events during Brewster in Bloom this year culminating in the parade shown below.
As usual there was a juried fine arts & craft show hosted by Cape Cod Sea Camps with more than 90 vendors. There were dozens of open houses at galleries and many special activities for local children.
Be sure to scroll down to see the rainbows, one at each end of Cape Cod, which concluded this lovely, Spring day.
The pig in the blue carriage on the left on top was part of the Animal Hospital of Orleans contingent shown below.
The parade always is a chance for our politicians to wave. Here is Congressman Bill Keating, his wife and pooch.
The unicylers, followed by...
...the local elementary school band.
And then came the Highland Pipers.
Next the Brewster Skippers skipped by, and...
Then came the Family School and the Brewster Historical Society float.
Next the kids from the Saltbox School, followed by...
The Colonial soldiers.
Next came the Nauset Youth Alliance.
And finally John Dickson look-alike Chuck Ross and the First Parish Brewster UU contingent followed by the PFLAG float.
And the day ended with this rainbow over Pleasant Bay in Harwich and at...
...the Cape Cod Canal sent to e by cartoonist Joe Quigley.