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Photo A Day Challenge: End With ‘A’…

This is Katama/South Beach and Katama air field on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Photo A Day Challenge: Waves…

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Photo A Day Challenge: Monochrome…

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Patterns…

 

 

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Photo A Day Challenge: Sun Gold…

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Cape May, New Jersey

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Quiet May Harbor…

Edgartown Harbor ~ Martha’s Vineyard, MA

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RDP Saturday: MAY

Sand Thief…

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I did it.

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Like many others, I brought sand home from the Vineyard.  It was wrong.  What if everyone who visited the Vineyard did the same thing.   Shells and stones are one thing… you’re almost required to collect those, but how many bags full of sand can an island stand to lose.  Hundreds, thousands, millions!  I was wracked with guilt.  My bag of sand taunted me… I couldn’t look at it without feeling like a thief.  Why did I think I needed it in the first place… did I need to touch it to feel a physical connection to MV!

I had stolen the sand in the early Spring and it wasn’t long after I got it home that I knew what I had to do.  I had to take it back !!!!  And so in the middle of winter while my husband and I were on MV I did just that.  We drove out to the scene of the crime.  I trudged through the sand to exact spot where I’d pilfered it from and emptied the bag of sand back to its rightful place.

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A few years ago my daughter Deb gave me this charm from a jewelry store in Vineyard Haven. This vial of sand is guaranteed Vineyard sand and in my opinion it is the only way to bring sand home from the Vineyard.

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Photo A Day Challenge: Sunshine…

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(From top to bottom:  New Jersey– Ogunquit, Maine– flag- Martha’s Vineyard– Plymouth, MA)

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Photo A Day Challenge: End With ‘A’…

Menemsha…

…is a fishing village located within the town of Chilmark on the western side of the island of Martha’s Vineyard.

 

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Martha’s Vineyard Trip February, 1989…

February 1989 was the first time back to the Vineyard in winter since I was a child.  Following are excerpts from my travel log about that trip and also pictures taken with a non-digital camera… which does have relevance in this post.    So come join me in a trip down a cold, snowy very wintry memory lane.

Picture of the Islander in dry dock in Woods Hole from aboard the ferry, Eagle.

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One of my favorite places is the Campground in Oak Bluffs. I love the gingerbread cottages but most of all I really really love the Tabernacle… every time I’m on the Vineyard I take a few moments…or hour… and sit quietly there and enjoy just being. Winter is no exception and cold as it was it was warm in my heart.

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Let’s wander through Oak Bluffs a little … notice Christmas tree is still in the Bandstand.

Christmas trees along the dunes at South Beach/Katama where they are brought after the holidays.

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Then to Aquinnah to see the Gay Head cliffs.

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excerpt from travel journal :  ‘it was cold on the cliffs, maybe 26 degrees…but off I went to see them anyway.  Down the road I traipsed over the dunes and onto the beach… what a sight.  Thousands of rocks all shapes and sizes, and there in the distance… the cliffs… I was very excited.  Took some shots and scurried back to the warm car.  Noticed camera had opened a bit, closed it and didn’t think much about it.  After lunch in Edgartown I rode out to the ‘bend in the road beach’ to take some pictures and noticed that the picture counter on the camera said #1 !!!!  When I had gotten in the car in the morning it had said #16 !!!  Something was wrong.   I turned around and headed for the camera shop.  Everything seems to be okay with the camera but maybe it got too cold and lost its memory and reverted to #1… or perhaps when the camera opened just that little bit it caused it to revert !!  At any rate I’m having what was in the camera developed.’

The following day I picked up my photos and not only were they all fine, there was this one…. actually, these two…

shot of the cliffs taken before camera opened …

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shot after I closed the camera … I’ve always kind of liked it… can’t do this with a digital camera …

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After a long first day headed back to Edgartown but not before stopping at Sengekontacket Pond for the sunset…

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Edgartown …

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I love the Vineyard no matter what the season but there’s a quiet, ethereal beauty in the winter.

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