MV Obsession

My obsession with Martha's Vineyard.. phototography..genealogy and life in general and this and that…

Lost …


One of my favorite things to do on Martha’s Vineyard is to roam around with my camera and take pictures of whatever captures my attention.  This trip I was decked out with my Nikon D60 and my handy-dandy Kodak Easy Share (which I’m never without).

Took some pictures Monday and some on Tuesday morning.  Met with a dear friend on Tuesday afternoon to share coffee and to give her a gift I’d made for her.   We took a few pictures of us and that evening at supper when I was checking my camera to see how the days pictures had come out, this is what I saw:



My picture card was blank.  B-l-a-n-k.  I took it out, shook it, blew on it, begged it to restore at least the pictures of my friend and me.  It staunchly refused.   I’m not a novice with a digital camera, I’ve had two Kodak’s and love them, I’m familiar with how they work and how to delete and NOT delete pictures.  I wanted desperately to blame this malfunction on anyone but myself.. but I knew that it had to have been me somehow.

First thing next morning I went to the camera store in Vineyard Haven hoping they might find a way with their magical machines to find the pictures.  They could not.  Somehow the card got re-formatted and well, there went the pictures.

At least it happened the first day on the Vineyard as I was able to retrace some of my steps and retake some pictures, along with new ones of course.

Here are a few I’ll be using in upcoming posts.




You know, I’ve read where there’s some sort of magnetic force that surrounds the Vineyard and thus make it a perfect place for creativity.  I’ve also read that Martha’s Vineyard sits on a separate tectonic plate from the United States.  I’m wondering if either of these could have erased my pictures !!!  Yes, I’m digging deep for something or someone to blame other than myself .

Wait a minute, wait just a minute… look what I found in the camera !!  🙂



Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. I'm also into genealogy and reading. Hope you enjoy :)

4 thoughts on “Lost …

  1. I’m so sorry about the loss of your photos! That has happened to me, as well!

    As long as our memories function these wonderful experiences will be in our “memory bank”…..and, I like your drawing above!

    I have been to Martha’s Vineyard only a few times, but I miss it and Cape Cod, where I’ve spent more time. We will be going to the Cape in June…I’m already thinking of dinner at either Baxter’s or Wimpy’s…morning pastry and coffee at Pain d”Avignon…morning walks exploring…..time with my grandkids….and wonderful hours with my friend and hubby, Doug!


  2. Aww Joanie: ………….but thank you for a great picture of East Chop (our 2nd lighthouse while on MV). I miss it being the chocolate tower, but it honestly looks better being white! HUGS.

  3. ooh you’re kidding!?!?!… I hope that doesn’t happen to me, jeez, never heard of that before. Ugh.

    Love these pics, don’t ya know… 🙂

  4. Wonderful pics as always—and sorry to hear of the blanks. That really is frustrating! Oh well at least it was only day one!

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