Tag Archives: Martha’s Vineyard

Photo A Day Challenge: Light Blue…

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I can’t think of a clever caption for this 🙂

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Quiet May Harbor…

Edgartown Harbor ~ Martha’s Vineyard, MA

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RDP Saturday: MAY

Photo A Day Challenge: Start with ‘M’…

Counted cross stitch map of Martha’s Vineyard

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My map of Martha’s Vineyard was my very first attempt at counted cross stitching back in 1993. Since then I have done at least 9 of these for family members and a few special friends.

 

 

This is my wall of Vineyard cross stitches, and it all started with that one map of the Island.

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Photo A Day Challenge: Lilac…

This is the lilac house in the town of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard.

 

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Photo A Day Challenge: Start With ‘V’…

‘V’ is for the game of Vineyardopoly

The game.

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The board and the pieces.

 

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Choose a shell and let’s begin. Collect $20,000 upon arrival on MV, remember it’s only a game.

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OK, here we go, let’s amass some real estate…or even a Flying Horse.

Free coupons are always nice.

50 mph on Circuit Ave !!! Home beautiful award for the jail !!! Interesting cards.

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Game is over, I won.

🙂

 

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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: 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: Architecture…

The Martha’s Vineyard Gingerbread Houses and Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs.

The Tabernacle is a unique structure, with wrought iron arches and supports, two clerestories with dozens of colored glass windows, and an octagonal cupola, it is the physical and spiritual center of the Campground. This magnificent iron structure was built in 1879 and in 1979 was listed in the Natl Register of Historic Places… in 1999 a major restoration began, in 2000 it became a project of Save America’s Treasures, and in 2005 it was recognized by the US Dept of Interior along with the rest of the MVCMA site as a National Historic Landmark. Those are some of the facts of the building but not necessarily what constitutes the heart and soul of it.

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**This taken from the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association website: 

**The original layout of Wesleyan Grove was a simple formation of a circle enclosing the preaching area and the society or church tents. In 1859 a road, now known as Trinity Circle, was built which encircled that area. In 1864, the Association purchased the 26 acres it had been renting. As the area continued to expand (additional grounds were purchased in 1866), it developed in a radial-concentric pattern which was little used in America at that time. The smaller circles, some surrounded by larger circles, had small paths radiating from them leading to other circles or parks. The method of the grounds layout was an additive one of discrete neighborhood units, each built around small various shaped parks.**

The whimsical Victorian cottages found in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard are an exceptionally well-preserved collection of Methodist camp meeting houses.They are laced with fanciful gingerbread details in an array of shapes and colors.

This is the first cottage on Martha’s Vineyard Methodist Campground ~ 1864

 

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Photo A Day Challenge: Spiral, Curve…

 

 

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