MV Obsession

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


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Lens-Artists Challenge #190 – Close and Closer…

Gay Head Lighthouse, Martha’s Vineyard from one side and walking around to the other side I looked closer and there was my daughter.
I didn’t realize that shown in the window behind the bike were my daughter and our friend until I looked closer.
Sailing home from Martha’s Vineyard if you look closer out the window of the ferry Island Home you can see West Chop lighthouse.
Not a fly on the wall but on a window of the Gay Head Lighthouse, Martha’s Vineyard.
Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York City


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RDP Monday: SPATTER…

I love this picture of Mickey Mouse seeing himself as Walt Disney in his version of the Norman Rockwell self portrait. I did this in counted cross stitch and when it came time to have it framed there was no question in my mind that this frame spattered with paint was perfect. It’s still one of my favorite cross stitches.


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RDP SATURDAY: APPARITION…

My daughter Deb is a twin. Sadly her sister Susan was only here for a few hours.

Katy (Katama) was Deb’s first Boykin Spaniel. She was the first dog to go on vacation with Deb and me, no big surprise that it was to MV. Katy left us after 20 months and we feel that she’s now with Susan.

Chappy (Chappaquiddick) was Deb’s next Boykin Spaniel.

My creation

We took lots of pictures of Chappy’s first trip to the Vineyard, especially on the beach and in the water. He really enjoyed splashing about and barking at waves. These pictures show a little of his fun at the beach.

And then there’s this picture:

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Is this a double exposure, or is it Deb and Chappy with Susan and Katy ? You be the judge.  Just let me say that my camera, not a digital one, had never, until that day, taken a double exposure and never did so afterwards.

Happy Halloween !!!


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RDP Monday: BLUFF…

When I saw the word bluff my mind went directly to Oak Bluffs, my favorite town on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. It’s the town my mother grew up in, the town where I spent all my childhood summers, where my grandmother is buried and where you can wander amongst gingerbread cottages, take a flight of fancy on the Flying Horses the oldest carousel in the US, where you can party hearty, enjoy great food, enjoy the beach, or sit quietly by the Tabernacle in the Campground. Can you tell I love this place 🙂 If you’re wondering how it got its name of Oak Bluffs, The first inhabitants of Oak Bluffs were the Wampanoag people, who have lived on Martha’s Vineyard for approximately 10,000 years. … The town re-incorporated in 1907 as Oak Bluffs, named because the town was the site of an oak grove along the bluffs overlooking Nantucket Sound.

Bluff: a cliff, headland or hill with broad steep face.

Ocean Park – The Flying Horses – Methodist Campground gingerbread houses.