I’ve been to Martha’s Vineyard in February and I love it. I love it any time but February is as different from summer on the Vineyard as you can possibly get.
There’s a cold crispness in the air, the colors are more vivid, the Island is quiet and yet speaks volumes to those who take the time to look, listen and drink in the beauty and wonder that is the soul of Martha’s Vineyard.
February 1989… a light dusting of snow made everything look like powdered sugar had fallen all over the Island.
February 1995… no snow that trip but bitter cold. Did not stop me from visiting the Gay Head cliffs in Aquinnah on the western most tip of the Vineyard… or hiking through the woods of Christiantown to visit the tiny chapel there.
I also experimented a bit with black and white film. From top left… Edgartown harbor, Christiantown stone wall..Sengekontacket Pond and South Beach.
February 2007… bitter cold, dusting of over night snow, icy ponds and harbors… and brilliant sunsets.
My birthday is in February and sadly the only one I’ve ever spent on the Vineyard was in 1950 when my beloved godmother, Gertrude Norris passed away. But I’m not anywhere near done having birthdays so who knows what the future will bring 🙂
February 7, 2016 at 11:47 pm
Sometimes February and March are the best times to visit touristy areas because there are so few people there. I love to go to Niagara-on-the-Lake at that time because most of the vineyards are open and you get a lot of personal service from the employees who work there.
February 8, 2016 at 7:46 am
The ‘off’ season is often the ‘best’ season 🙂
February 8, 2016 at 1:21 pm
I was there in May one year and it was still “off”… you’re right.. it’s so different, so much less congested.. and still so beautiful –
February 8, 2016 at 1:29 pm
I love May also. The Island is just starting to wake up. Not crowded and always beautiful. Go in the winter if you can, I know you and your camera will love it 🙂
February 10, 2016 at 2:13 pm
Happy Birthday Joan!!!!! love the pics, i have a special place in my heart for black & white….always preferred it because you look at the *picture* not the *colors*…..and yes, the winter pics are fun….i have a *snow* setting on my digital camera and omg….took nighttime pics and the flash lit up the snowflakes!!!!! awesome pics!!!!