MV Obsession

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


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Smile…

Puppy smiles 🙂

 

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Vineyard Februaries…

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.

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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.  (Christiantown link)

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I also experimented a bit with black and white film. From top left… Edgartown harbor, Christiantown stone wall..Sengekontacket Pond and South Beach.

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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 🙂

 

 


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows…

Prompt: Your inspiration this week is windows. Use a window to frame your shot, use a window to give structure to your photo, or make a window itself your subject.

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Windows, windows, windows and more windows…

From NYC skyscraper windows, to windows inside a lighthouse, to the porthole window on a ship, to my daughter’s eyes, to the light streaming through a window in St Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC, to the reflection of the sky in the back window of my car… these are my window choices.

 

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage…

Ah, collages, what to do, what to do !

 

A random assortment of some of my favorite photos….

And of course my beloved Martha’s Vineyard

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Bridge…

 I couldn’t choose just one, so….

Brooklyn Bridge

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Mid Hudson Bridge – George Washington Bridge

New Hampshire covered bridge – bridge of a ship – tourists on a bridge 🙂

Frenchtown Bridge (NJ) – Dingman’s Ferry (PA) bridge – foot bridge

New England bridge – Mid Hudson bridge.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Against The Odds…

This week, share a photo that says “against the odds.

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In a weed filled lot on a street corner in the city… against all odds this feisty flower bloomed…

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