MV Obsession

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


Photo A Day Challenge: Welcome October…

I love October and I enjoy creating my own calendars so here are some of my calendar pictures from the past 6 Octobers. Hello again October and welcome…

And this perfect description of Autumn on Martha’s Vineyard published in the Vineyard Gazette a few years ago.




Mine and My Mother’s…


I’ve done a lot of these counted cross stitch maps of the Vineyard and each one has been for a special person. This particular one was for my daughter Patty for Christmas 2008. Imagine my surprise when I looked in a long forgotten box and found the one below done by another very special person in my life…

… my mother. She must have done this over 80 years ago and it is in amazingly good condition. Thank you mom for a beautiful surprise.


Turns out we both did Gay Head Lighthouse …

Hers which has the light housekeepers house attached to it…




…which is part of the 5 lighthouses of Martha’s Vineyard

West Chop-East Chop-Gay Head-Edgartown-Cape Poge


… which is part of my Vineyard counted cross stitch wall 🙂




Photo A Day Challenge: Looking Down…

The one below is looking down from almost next to last row in the top of the theatre when we went to see ‘Phantom of the Opera’ several months ago in NYC.  We were really looking down.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Favorites…

Define “favorite” in whatever way works best for you. Anything goes, as long as it’s a photo from 2017. If you want to share several images, that’s fine too — a “best of 2017” gallery could be fun if you can’t settle on one photo.


I have a hard time settling on one picture for almost all of the challenges and this one is no different so here goes… my gallery…

Martha’s Vineyard is up first… I can never take enough pictures of my favorite place on the planet. These were taken in October 2017.

Cape May, New Jersey.. April 2017

And of course one must have a favorite flower picture 🙂

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But I think one of my favorite pictures is the re-creation my daughter Deb and I did of my mother and grandmother from the 1920’s, standing (and sitting) by the statue of Lincoln in front of the courthouse in Newark, New Jersey.