MV Obsession

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


Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations on a Theme…

The prompt: use your camera to discover the endless variety that one thing can contain. It can be a single photo featuring some visual play on repetition and variation. You could opt for a series of shots showing the same place, person, or object in slightly different light (literally or figuratively, as the case may be).


Anyone who knows me, or reads my blog, knows that the Bandstand in Ocean Park in the town of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard is one of my favorite places, and one that I have taken many, many pictures of.  I had no trouble this week coming up with a theme for variation.  I hope you enjoy.





Favorite Pictures of 2017…

I didn’t take as many photos in 2017 as I thought I did, will do better in 2018.  Here are some of my favorites…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend…

Ascend:  verb:  to go or move upward upon or along; climb
From the gangplank of the Mayflower and stairs at the Edison Museum in NJ in the first row..
to NYC.. High Point monument in NJ.. and mansions of Newport , RI.. in second row..
to rock sculpture at Grounds For Sculpture in NJ… and climbing at mall in NY…
to assorted stairs…
and finally the ceiling at a Newport, RI mansion…. these are my ascend choices.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Experimental…

When I think of experimental I think back to my visit a few years ago to the Thomas Edison Historical Park in West Orange, New Jersey.


This is the chem 1887 this was one of the best equipped chemical labs in the world. Within its walls, Thomas Edison and his chemists experimented on everything from phonograph records to rubber.  “Grand science, chemistry,” Edison once said, “I like it best of all the sciences.”




Here are just a few of Edisons inventions… memorabilia… anything and everything.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Peek…

The prompt is: This week, share a peek of something — a photo that reveals just enough of your subject to get us interested. A tantalizing detail. An unusual perspective. Compel us to click through to your post to find out more!


A peek at New York City and the Freedom Tower from Jersey City, New Jersey


My daughter peeking at me from behind a lamppost.

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Peeking out of a lighthouse window on Martha’s Vineyard.

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October On The Vineyard, Part I …

October is speeding along too quickly and if I’m doing posts about October on Martha’s Vineyard I’d better get going on them.

I was lucky enough to spend 5 glorious days on the Vineyard with my daughter Deb and our friend and honorary family member, Dawn.   We packed a lot into the days we were there including meeting a new step-cousin and visiting with a dear friend as well.

In this first post let’s visit the

Hope you enjoyed this autumn walk through the Campground.

Stay tuned for upcoming exciting, fun-filled and picturesque adventures. 🙂


Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Assn

history of the Campground

the Tabernacle




Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered…

Share a layered image of your own. The topic is wide open, as long as you focus on the interplay of depth, density, and texture, you can keep your interpretation as literal or as figurative as you wish.


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