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My daughter Deb is a twin. Her sister Susan was only with us for a few hours.
Katy (Katama) was Deb’s first Boykin Spaniel. She was our first dog to go on vacation with us, no big surprise that it was to MV. Katy left us after 20 months and we feel that she’s now with Susan.
Chappy (Chappaquiddick) was Deb’s next Boykin Spaniel. He has been to MV nine times, so far.
We took lots of pictures of Chappy’s first trip to the Vineyard, especially on the beach and in the water. He really enjoyed splashing about and barking at waves. These pictures show a little of his fun at the beach.
And then there’s this picture:
Is this a double exposure ! Or is it Deb and Chappy with Susan and Katy ? You be the judge. Just let me say that my non-digital camera had never, until that day, taken a double exposure and never did so afterwards !!!!
Happy Halloween !!!
“C’mon everyone” said Dad, “we’re going to the Field Gallery in W Tisbury.”
“But Dad” protested Scotty and Becky, “that will be boring and besides we’re so hungry we feel like we have holes where our tummies should be.”
“Don’t worry kids” said Mom “we’ll get something to eat and then go to the gallery. You’ve never seen anything like it and I promise you you’re going to have fun.”
“Hey” squealed Becky, “this is cool. Look at the neat statues all over the field.” “I know” ageed Scotty, “I like this metal cow sculpture, it’s sort of like they’re flying through the air. “
The kids took off running through the field trying to copy the poses of the statues. The family, including Zelda the dog, agreed the Field Gallery is an interesting and fun, and not a boring place to visit. Don’t miss it when you’re on the Vineyard.
Deb, Chappy and I headed out on Sunday morning, Oct 10th, to the last Vineyard Artisan Festival of the season at the Grange Hall in W Tisbury (the Artisan Festival runs from mid- June to mid-October). Deb had never been to it before and was glad we stopped by on our drive Up-Island.
The creativity of Vineyarders is awesome and the venue at the Grange Hall is perfect…especially on a crisp, clear autumn Sunday.
There might have been a purchase or so… maybe something to do with a Christmas present that someone’s supposed to have forgotten she knew about !!
… or more commonly known in knitting, spinning and fiber circles as… Rhinebeck.
We set off about 7:30am this past Saturday. The sky was gorgeous the entire day. When we got to Rhinebeck around 9 – 9:30 there were already a gabillion cars there. This is only about a fourth of how many eventually arrived. I’m not a good judge of how many people were there as they kept moving around, but I’m guessing between 3 and 4,000. Even though it was in the 50′s most of the day with probably 20 mph winds… people were cheerful and courteous and very bundled in their hand knits.
We had a great time…shopped a little, ate a little (yummy apple crisp) and met up with friends from Juniper Moon Farm.
It’s been a long time since I’ve visited the Vineyard in the autumn. The foliage is starting to turn to rusts and yellows and the colors of the landscape are taking on subdued, hushed tones. In other words, the Vineyard is as beautiful as always.
My daughter Deb, her dog Chappy and I sailed on the ferry ‘Martha’s Vineyard’, landing at the new wharf in Oak Bluffs.
Chappy had a new companion this trip, Ramble the sheep who was adopted by us in Edgartown in 1984. You can CLICK HERE to read about his adventures on MV this week. CLICK HERE to read his regular blog about his travels around the US.
We had perfect weather, even the rain gods looked the other way except for a few drops one morning.
From Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven and Edgartown
to Menemsha and Aquinnah…
…we traveled from Down-Island to Up-Island and places in between. We met up with old friends, ate good food, did some shopping and enjoyed everything the Vineyard had to offer to us.
Walking is one of the best ways to see the beauty of the Vineyard. Click the link below for information.