MV Obsession

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


Leave a comment

Newport, RI continued …

Believe it or not, no more mansions 🙂  just a little of this and a little of that.

The International Tennis Hall of Fame.

pizap.com14663560653281

pizap.com14663569947941

pizap.com14663594535522

Portuguese Discovery monument

pizap.com14663623996471

Sunset at Breton Point

deb

deb

pizap.com14663639179941

And this and that…

pizap.com14663782711422

This concludes my posts about the trip to Newport, RI … I think 🙂

(photographs by my daughter Deb and myself)


5 Comments

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.

pizap.com14548805234921

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.

pizap.com14548888448203

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

pizap.com14548891358011

February 2007… bitter cold, dusting of over night snow, icy ponds and harbors… and brilliant sunsets.

pizap.com14548893608801
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 🙂


2 Comments

Walking Over The River …

Recently on my daughter Deb’s birthday we went for a walk over the Hudson River on the beautiful Walkway Over The Hudson,

(the above photo is from Google, all others are mine)

The walkway is in Poughkeepsie, New York… it was a former railroad bridge built in 1889, the bridge deck stands 212 feet above the river’s surface and is 1.28 miles long, making it the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world.  The day we were there was sunny, cloudy, breezy, windy and as you can see still lots of beautiful foliage.   Here we go…

pizap.com14471877399551
pizap.com14471878998221Deb & Chappy                                        Deb & best friend Dawn

pizap.com14477185878211

view up river …
IMG_1662

down river towards NYC which is approximately 85 miles away…

IMG_1663 looking straight down …

pizap.com14475459731561half way point…

pizap.com14475460666361and another stunning view of the Mid-Hudson Bridge..b

IMG_1668

barge coming up river…

pizap.com14475461502601After we had lunch and rested for a bit we started back across the bridge..

I want to give honorable mention to 14 year old granddog Chappy who never once slowed down and enjoyed every moment of the bridge walk. IMG_1696
One last look…
IMG_1695

This was so much fun and if it were closer than almost 2 hours from where I live I’d walk it more often.

Here are links to Walkway Over the Hudson:

http://www.scenichudson.org/parks/walkway

http://nysparks.com/parks/178/details.aspx


4 Comments

Coffee With Chappy …

I had no intentions of doing a fourth Saturday coffee outing but Deb’s dog Chappy (my granddog) joined us and made it extra special.  He was so happy to be going out with us that he actually relaxed in the car.

100_8200
100_8197

We headed out to western New Jersey to Blairstown which is set in the rolling hills of Sussex County.  The sky was dotted with puffy white clouds everywhere.

100_8198
100_8199
100_8201
100_8245

As always though… coffee is first.  Deb & I have been to the coffee shop before.  This was Chappy’s first time there though and he really enjoyed sitting outside being admired by passerby’s.

100_4578

Of course Chappy doesn’t drink coffee but usually we can entice him with bites of whatever we’re eating but he didn’t seem to be interested in my bagel.

My creation
Although this shot makes it look otherwise, he still refused. (This was a lucky shot, I didn’t realize until later I’d gotten his tongue at just the right moment).

100_8208
Chappy’s ready now to move on to the next phase of our outing… a walk around town.

100_8207So off we went…

100_8216

Through the grounds of the Blair Academy…

pikage-FD054W

Wandering around town taking in the sights… (and sniffs)

pikage-0TT8Z7
I thoughtfully browsed in a store for a bit so Chappy could relax with his mom.   Dogs always look comfy no matter where they are.

100_8237

If you’re looking for hope, here it is… Hope, New Jersey.. we drove thru it on our way home  🙂

100_8246