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Quiet May Harbor…

Edgartown Harbor ~ Martha’s Vineyard, MA

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RDP Saturday: MAY

Photo A Day Challenge: With Letter “E”…

 

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Photo A Day Challenge: Favorite Color…

Let’s see, it’s in here somewhere !

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I tend to like blues and greens the best.

I just like this picture because it has the blue of the sky and the water and just a pop of green.

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Photo A Day Challenge: Spiral, Curve…

 

 

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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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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.

❤

 

Photo A Day Challenge: White…

 

 

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Photo A Day Challenge: Welcome October…

I love October and I enjoy creating my own calendars so here are some of my calendar pictures from the past 6 Octobers. Hello again October and welcome…

And this perfect description of Autumn on Martha’s Vineyard published in the Vineyard Gazette a few years ago.

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Mine and My Mother’s…

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I’ve done a lot of these counted cross stitch maps of the Vineyard and each one has been for a special person. This particular one was for my daughter Patty for Christmas 2008. Imagine my surprise when I looked in a long forgotten box and found the one below done by another very special person in my life…

… my mother. She must have done this over 80 years ago and it is in amazingly good condition. Thank you mom for a beautiful surprise.

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Turns out we both did Gay Head Lighthouse …

Hers which has the light housekeepers house attached to it…

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mine..

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…which is part of the 5 lighthouses of Martha’s Vineyard

West Chop-East Chop-Gay Head-Edgartown-Cape Poge

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… which is part of my Vineyard counted cross stitch wall 🙂

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Photo A Day Challenge: Looking Down…

The one below is looking down from almost next to last row in the top of the theatre when we went to see ‘Phantom of the Opera’ several months ago in NYC.  We were really looking down.

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