Monday, February 20th, 2023
The Cape and surrounding regions of the south coast of Massachusetts are home to hundreds of cranberry bogs. In the fall, when the berries are a deep red, the bogs are flooded to float the berries for harvest. Channels cut around and through the bog–which sits a foot or so below the surrounding land– transports the water until it fully submerges the plants. This particular bog is in East Dennis, a few steps from Cape Cod Bay, surrounded by the large and elegant estates that have been built there over the years. “Cranberry” 36 x 36 oil on canvas.